Sunday, December 11, 2011

Your Family’s Meal Schedule using Bountiful Baskets


I find that when I plan meals in advance, I spend less and my family eats better. This week’s organic bountiful basket, provided my family with everything from a medium eggplant to kiwis to leafy green veggies like kale and lettuce. In all, for $25 contribution, we received:
 6 organic oranges
1 medium organic eggplant
4 organic avocados
6 organic kiwis
1 bag of organic apples
4 organic green bell peppers
2 organic butternut squash
1 bag organic cherry tomatoes
2 zucchini
1 bunch organic kale
2 heads of lettuce
1 small box organic blue berries
(In addition we contributed for 2 boxes of pomegranates as well as the gingerbread cookies and gingerbread house kit, both free of hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup)
For this week’s meal planning, and to prevent waste, we’ve determined to use the above as follows:
Saturday – apples for eating as snacks
Sunday brunch -bell pepper in a potato/onion fry that went with some locally farmed eggs and avacado
Sunday dinner – butternut squash with tomato, dal and carrot as a soup, with a mix of lump “fake” crab meat, celery, green pepper, cherry tomatoes and avacado
 on a bed of lettuce
Monday lunch – cauliflower macaroni and cheese noodles with orange slices (left over butternut squash soup)
Monday dinner – (au pair cooks) zucchini caserole
Tuesday lunch – zucchini and tuna sandwiches and kiwi fruit
Tuesday dinner – (husband cooks) eggplant and chickpea Indian style
Wednesday lunch – 3 year old goes to school, so this is packed based on her preferences
Wednesday dinner – Shrimp biryani using bell peppers and a side salad using lettuce, tomato and onion
Thursday – lunch – 3 year old goes to school, so this will be packed based on her preference
Thursday dinner (au pair cooks) – pasta with “greens” mixed into store-bought sauce
Friday lunch – boxed “faux” sloppy joes and fruit based on what’s remaining
Friday dinner – kale chips and left over day!

If all goes well, I shouldn't have to shop for anything except possibly milk this week, which I pick up from a Milk Angel via www.saveyourdairy.com!

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