Monday, May 16, 2011

Meals for the week - May 16th

Since we've been travelling a lot this month as well as plans for the rest of the summer it feels great to be home this week!  We had a full evening of grocery shopping last night and I loved tossing every fresh and new item into our cart.  Can't wait for all the good food this week.  Travelling is awesome but sometimes it's just good to make it all in your own kitchen. 

new items spotted at Trader Joe's this week: Champagne salad dressing, caramelized onion dip & SPF 50 spray sunscreen. 

Organic menu items: spinach, stir fry veggies, basil, pasta sauce, black beans, TVP (?), artichoke hearts and lettuce.

Yep, some of our stuff is organic - we try to go by the dirty dozen cheat sheet.  We can't afford ALL organic and some organic stuff is just too hard to find since we don't shop at Whole Foods regularly.  Despite not buying 100% organic foods we try to stick to 'healthy' stuff like fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains and not-so-processed stuff.  We try not to eat high fructose corn syrup, MSG's & hydrogenated oils.  Confession - we'll buy Lean Cuisines if they're cheap.  Although only about 5 vegetarian varieties exist.

Happy Eating!  


  1. The Monday menu sounds delish – all of them do actually. Oh, how I miss TJ's! *sigh*

  2. I've heard you can choose foods in the organic option by whether or not you eat the skin or outside of the fruit/veggie. Apples, grapes and spinach you do not generally peel before eating. Where as mangos, melons and onions you do. Pesticides are sprayed on the outside of a fruit or vegetable and therefore are concentrated there.

  3. I just discovered these "menu for the week" posts. I am always looking for new things to make. Thanks!


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