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First week at May 22 - 29 prices


Saturday, May 25, 2013

My menus for the first week of the month at May 23 – 29 prices. They are in my food tracker as the month of May 2010.

To add more variety to my salads, I made a Basic Salad Mix. This is whatever combination of veggies is reasonably priced and you feel like cutting up. Make up enough to last for a few days. It’s a lot easier than cutting up 2 tablespoons of pepper and a fourth of a carrot and so on each time you want a salad. Save the lettuce, though, to add right before you eat.

Basic Salad Mix –

1/2 cucumber
1/2 green pepper
2 carrots
100 g cauliflower

6 servings, about 1/2 cup each. Enough to add to one to two cups of lettuce.

Day 1 –
Breakfast – homemade yogurt, sour cream, flax, sunflower seeds, strawberries
Lunch – lettuce of salad, tuna, egg, homemade dressing, sunflower seeds, Basic Salad Mix
Supper – chicken skins, Broccoli Casserole

Day 2 –
Breakfast – eggs cooked in butter
Lunch – salad of cabbage, carrot, mayo, mustard, splenda, eggs, sunflower seeds, onion
Supper –Dump Sticky Chicken, fried cauli-rice

Day 3 –
Breakfast – barley, butter, half and half (less than half the cost of heavy whipping cream), splenda, strawberries
Lunch – salad of Dump Sticky Chicken w/sauce, celery, mayo
Supper – roasted chicken leg, Broccoli Casserole, lettuce with homemade dressing

Day 4 –
Breakfast - homemade yogurt, sour cream, flax, sunflower seeds, strawberries
Lunch – salad of cauliflower, eggs, homemade Italian dressing, sour cream, sunflower seeds, mustard
Supper – Cherokee Pork Chili

Day 5 –
Breakfast – eggs cooked in butter
Lunch – cheese omelet; salad of lettuce, Basic Salad Mix, homemade dressing
Supper – Dump Sticky Chicken, fried cabbage

Day 6 –
Breakfast – eggs cooked in butter
Lunch – salad of lettuce, Basic Salad Mix, chicken, egg, sunflower seeds, homemade dressing
Supper – jumbo franks, green beans, onion, drippings

Day 7 –
Breakfast – homemade yogurt, sour cream, flaxmeal, sunflower seeds, strawberries
Lunch – Cabbage Mackerel Salad
Supper – Cherokee Pork Chili

The food actually eaten this week comes to about $22.52, or about $3.22 per day. For this, I got an average of 1738 calories per day, 123 grams of fat, 100 grams of protein, 56 grams of total carbs, 19 grams of fiber, and 37 net carbs per day.

Here are links to the recipes. Have I told you recently that I haven’t tried all of the recipes? Some of them I have, but not all. (I would probably have tried most of them as I'm putting them in menus here, but I have been on a very restricted diet lately, and so I can't have most of them. The most restrictive thing has been no dairy. I want my cheese!) Several come more or less directly from cookbooks or the internet, though I have mostly done some tweaking so that they are cheaper, lower carb, and/or so I’m not completely plagiarizing them. I’ve never been sure just how much you need to change a recipe to make it your own, which is why I don't make my recipes public. But I do try to give attribution whenever I can. Occasionally, though, I’ll have a recipe that I copied down, usually years and years ago, without saying where I got it from.

Cabbage and Mackerel Salad - recipes.sparkpeople.com/
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Broccoli Casserole - recipes.sparkpeople.com/
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Dump Sticky Chicken - recipes.sparkpeople.com/
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Cherokee Pork Chili - recipes.sparkpeople.com/
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Italian Salad Dressing - recipes.sparkpeople.com/
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