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a week of meals (including shrimp!) for $61.64, grocery list included!

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Dinner #1:

Turkey Meatballs with Pine Nuts and Golden Raisins + Strawberry Spinach Salad with Macadamia Nuts

Prep and Cooking Time:  30 minutes

Total:  $7.91 for the meatballs + $4.90 for the salad


Dinner #2:

Spaghetti with Arugula Pesto, Golden Beets and Goat Cheese

Prep and Cooking Time:  25 minutes

Total:  $7.15 for the pasta (you may want to toss on a little roasted chicken or shrimp for extra protein)

Dinner #3:

Shrimp, Papaya and Avocado Salad

Prep and Cooking Time:  90 minutes (including 60 minutes of marinating)

Total:  $10.25 for the salad


Dinner #4:

A Food Snob’s Meatloaf + Your Favorite Veggie

Prep and Cooking Time:  1 hour 10 minutes

Total:  $6.30 for the meatloaf + estimated $2.00 for the veggie

Dinner #5: 

Slow Roasted Shredded Pork with Tortillas and Salsa + Side Salad

Prep and Cooking Time:  2 hours, 45 minutes (most of that slow roasting time)

Total:  $9.50 for the pork (not including fixins’) + estimated $2.00 for the salad


Dinner #6:

Mama’s Meat Sauce  + Pasta of Choice + Your Favorite Veggie

Prep and Cooking Time:  1 hour, 15 minutes

Total:  $9.63 for the pasta + estimated $2.00 for the veggie


Total for 6 nights of dinners:  $61.64!  That’s about $2.57 per serving!

Shopping List:

Meat and Seafood

  • 3 1/2 pounds ground turkey or chicken (for meatballs, meatloaf and pasta sauce)
  • 3/4 pound shrimp
  • 3-5 slices bacon
  • 4 pound pork shoulder

Produce/Herbs

  • 4 onions
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 3 lemons
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 2 bunches spinach
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 kiwi
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 lime
  • 2 heads lettuce
  • 2 veggies of choice
  • 1 papaya
  • 2 avocado
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 2 small shallots
  • 4 golden beets
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh italian parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Pantry

  • 1 cup pine nuts (buy just what you need in the bulk section)
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts (buy just what you need in bulk)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • 1 tablespoon raspberry or strawberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 slices wheat sandwich bread
  • 3 tablespoons italian parsley
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 pound spaghetti
  • tortillas for pork

Dairy/Eggs

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • sour cream for pork (or substitute greek yogurt)
  • 3 ounces goat cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated asiago cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk

Need more meal plans?  I’ve got plenty more to share if you need inspiration in the kitchen!

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