If you’re reading this I just want to say thank you! This endeavor has been a true lesson in consistency and discipline! The past two weeks have been stressful because the whole family has been sick with the flu or some variation of it. Many days I don’t feel like doing anything but you guys are still here being encouraging and hyping me up in the instagram comments.

There are only 5 recipes instead of 6 this week because on Sunday I’ll be making a meal that reminds me of home. The Travis Chicago Style Bear Burger. Shout out to Birmingham!

Also, I am going to try an experiment this week and see if my family can help me with meals while I work since they get home before me. Pray for my stomach!

A lot of days it can seem like the best thing to do is to eat out but we spend a small fortune on eating out and we are trying to be more disciplined in our spending.

Again… Thank you for your continued support. It means the world.

Week 15

Sunday: Bear Burger with Smoked Sausage & Bacon

Monday: Clean Eating Shrimp and Cauliflower

Tuesday: Butter Garlic Pork Loin

Wednesday: Blackened Salmon with Creamy Cajun Sauce

Thursday: Tomato Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese

Hunger Games (Fend for Yourself)

Saturday: Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Bake

Shopping List

1 Cauliflower (or Riced cauliflower usually in the frozen food aisle) (M)
2 medium zucchini (M)
1.5 red bell pepper (M,W)
1.5 yellow bell pepper (M,W)
4 tbsp lemon juice (Tu,W)
1 medium Red Onion (W)
4 stalks celery (Th)
4 medium carrots (Th)
1/2 large onion (Th)
1 tablespoon dried basil or 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped (Th)
4 cups Granny Smith Apples (Sat)

Meat, Poultry & Fish:
1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (M)
1 pkg. pork tenderloins (Tu)
4 (6-8 oz. each) skinless salmon fillets (W)


Condiments & Spices:
1 Tbsp olive oil (M)
2 Tbsps coconut aminos, Bragg’s liquid aminos, or low sodium soy sauce (M)
1 tsp garlic salt (M)
1 tsp ginger powder (M)
1 Tbsp sesame seeds (optional) (M)
1/4 cup kosher salt (Tu)
1 tbsp chili powder (Tu)
1 tbsp garlic powder (Tu)
1 tsp onion powder (Tu)
2.5 tsp smoked paprika (Tu,W)
1/2 tsp dried parsley (Tu)
1/2 tsp dried basil (Tu)
2.5 tsp dried oregano (Tu,W)
1.5 tsp dried thyme (Tu,W,Th)
½ Tsp cayenne pepper (W)
7 Garlic Cloves (W,Th)
1 bay leaf (Th)

Dairy & Refrigerated Items:
7 tbsp butter (Tu,W,Th)
2.5 cup heavy cream (W,Th)
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (W,Th)
1/2 cup unsalted butter (Sat)
2 large eggs (Sat)
1/4 cup apple juice, or water (Sat)


Canned & Jarred:
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar (Tu)
5 cup low sodium chicken broth (W,Th)
1/2 cup fire roasted diced tomatoes (W)
2 Tbsp Olive Oil (Th)
2 14 oz. cans fire roasted diced tomatoes with juice (TH)

Dry Goods:
2 tbsp brown sugar (Tu)
2 tsp cornstarch (W)
1/4 cup flour (Th)
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats (Sat)
1 cup all-purpose flour (Sat)
2 tsp baking soda (Sat)
2 tsp ground cinnamon (Sat)
1/2 cup granulated sugar (Sat)
1/2 tsp salt (Sat)
3/4 cup pecans, finely chopped and divided (Sat)
3/4 cup powdered sugar (Sat)

If you are not interested in making all of the meals this week I have listed next to each item the day it coincides with. I hope that it’s helpful! Check your refrigerator and cabinets to prevent overspending. Most of the items are pantry staples and you might already have them.

If this meal plan helps you please don’t hesitate to let me know so I can continue doing them!