Meal Plan Monday 2/6/12 w/Coupons and Printable Grocery List!

Eating healthy has never been a strong point of mine. I do not like a lot of the great foods that are in most of those healthy recipes…neither does my family. So it’s tough to find healthy alternatives when your whole family is picky!If you’ve been following my progress, I’ve joined the 21 Day Mommy Blogger Weight Loss Challenge. So far it’s been going good but this is the week that I have to create a healthy Meal Plan. I think we can eat some of the same meals that we’ve always enjoyed but just make some substitutions. Our family eats a lot of pasta. Well now we’re going to cut back a bit and when we do have a pasta meal, we’ll enjoy whole grain pastas. Switching out your white breads, rice, pasta for whole grain versions can make a big difference.

The other thing is just reading labels. For example, not all “low fat” products are going to be best. You have to watch the sugar that they add into it when they take the fat out.

Eating/shopping healthier doesn’t always mean more expensive. It might, however, mean shopping more often. Picking up fresh fruits and veggies is a must. I’ve always heard that shopping on the outer edge/row of your supermarket is best. When you think about it, that leaves out all of the processed stuff and leaves you with produce, meat, dairy, etc. And just think how much you’ll save not eating out because you’re cooking healthy at home!

So on to our meal plan.

Monday – BBQs and sweet potato fries (using multi grain sandwich thins, lean ground beef or turkey)

Tuesday – Stuffed Green Peppers

Wednesday – Chicken, Corn, Potato Chowder (using skim milk and fat free cheese)

Thursday -Taco Salad (all salad, no chips for me!)

Friday - Slow Cooker Beef Stoganoff (whole grain noodles, fat free cream cheese and sour cream)

Saturday -Left over buffet

Sunday – Left over buffet

 

Coupons

$0.40/4 Campbell’s Condensed “Great for Cooking” Soups, exp. 3/15/12 (SS 01/15/12 R)
$0.50/1 Archer Farms Simply Balanced Sandwich Thins or Bread Target printable
$0.50/1 Minute Rice Product, exp. 4/30/12 (RP 01/29/12 #2)
$0.40/1 French’s Worcestershire Sauce, exp. 3/31/12 (SS 01/22/12 R)
$1/3 Swanson Broth or Stock Carton, exp. 3/31/12 (SS 01/08/12 #2 R)
$0.50/2 Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese Product printable
$1/2 Friendship Cottage Cheese or Sour Cream Product, exp. 2/29/12 (SS 01/08/12 R)

Grocery List

2 pounds ground beef (substitute ground turkey)
1 can chicken gumbo soup
1/4-1/2 C ketchup (to taste)
1-2 T mustard (to taste)
1 pkg Buns (whole grain and/or sandwich thins)
1/2 cup uncooked long grain white rice (substitute brown rice)
1 cup water
6 green bell peppers
2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 lb chicken breast cut into bite-sized pieces
5 1/4 C chicken broth
2 C diced, peeled russet potatoes
1 C frozen whole-kernel corn
1 14 oz can creamed corn
1/2 C all purpose flour
2 C skim milk
1 1/2 C grated fat free cheddar cheese
salt/pepper
bacon pieces
2 pounds beef stew meat
1 cup chopped onion
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of golden mushroom soup
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of onion soup
1 jar (6 ounces) Green Giant® sliced mushrooms, drained
1 package (8 ounces) fat free cream cheese, cubed
1 container (8 ounces) fat free sour cream
6 C hot cooked noodles (wide egg) or rice (whole grain or brown rice)

 

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    You were already one of favorite blogs to keep up with, now that I found this I love it even more! My son was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, so he needs to watch what he eats, and the rest of the family could certainly stand to lose weight. While I may tweak a thing or two for his diabetes, this will certainly make life easier. Thank you soooo much!

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