Our little girl is due in about a month, and this week I added a few extra items to stock up our freezer for those first few days back at home with her.
Breakfast: Oatmeal with fruit*
Lunch: Salads with shredded chicken, dried cranberries, wild rice, and apple cider vinaigrette**
Snacks: Cheddar bunnies, fruit, frozen yogurt bark***
Dinner: Shepherd’s pie****, breakfast tacos*****
- Yellow onion (2 small)
- Carrots (4-5 large)
- Potatoes (2 lbs)
- Bell peppers (1 red, 1 yellow)
- Jalapeños (2 small)
- Limes (2)
- Shredded cheese
- Greek yogurt (2 cups)
- Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb)
- Ground beef (1 1/4 lb)
- Chorizo (2 links)
- Annie’s cheddar bunnies (on sale 2 for $4 at WF!!)
- Frozen peas
- Dried cranberries
- Beef stock
- Corn tortillas
- Frozen Trader Joe’s pizza
- Total: $82.72 from Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods
Sunday night: Shepherd’s pie
Monday night: Breakfast tacos
Tuesday night: Networking event for my husband’s company – dinner out!
Wednesday night: Breakfast tacos
Thursday night: Frozen pizza
*I’ve gotten really into oatmeal for breakfast the past few weeks. I didn’t know you could do this before, but you can cook an egg into the oatmeal which makes it extra creamy and adds protein. I’ve been using a variation of this recipe, and adding fruit and nuts to it. Keeps me full for hours!
**Pretty basic salad here – I cooked and shredded some chicken, then add it to some arugula with dried cranberries and wild rice, and top it off with a basic apple cider vinaigrette.
***Frozen yogurt bark is one of my new all-time favorite things ever. Easy to make, delicious snack! I used raspberries and pecans and chocolate chips I had in the freezer to top it off.
****I’m making this shepherd’s pie to have in the freezer for when the baby comes, and making a little extra for dinner one night this week.
*****No real recipe for these – just scrambling eggs with jalapeño, bell pepper, a few cooked potatoes, and cheese!