Boy, I sure blew my grocery budget this week!  I’ve made some changes in my diet to see if I can help my energy level and health.  I’m trying different things that I’ve read about, which involves taking away some types of foods, and adding in others.  So when I went grocery shopping this week, I was buying things I don’t always buy, like coconut oil, cold pressed olive oil, lots of organic vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds.  It’s a bit of a daunting journey for me, but I’m tired of being tired.  😛  So I’m willing to try different things to see what works.  We also purchased a used exercise bike which I should probably give a try as well.  😛

Dinner’s still have to be prepared, and I want to encourage YOU this week with some delicious dinner ideas to share with your loved ones!

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This year, I’m joining with several other bloggers to bring you even more variety!

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Reuben Sandwich
Grocery list:  Rye bread, corned beef, Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing

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Pumpkin Soup from Cooking with Carlee

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30 Minute Chicken Fajitas from New South Charm

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Slow Cooker Harvest Roast from Jonesin’ for Taste

dinner ideas, Delicious Dinner Ideas, Joyful HomemakingScrumptious hearty Lasagna Soup

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Chicken Noodle Casserole

How about a delicious dessert idea too!

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Milky Way Poke Cake from A Day in Candiland

If you’d like some ideas for earlier in the day:
Breakfast Ideas:
(Any combination of the following)
French toast
Cereal
Fruit
Waffles
Toast
Eggs
Oatmeal
Poptarts
Egg whites and spinach (hubby’s choice)
Pancakes
English muffins
Muffins
Baked oatmeal
Breakfast cookies
Quiche
Cinnamon rolls
Pumpkin pancakes
Baked eggs and cheese casserole
Toasted peanut butter & banana sandwich
Coconut Quinoa Granola

Lunch Ideas:
(We like to add fruit and/or carrots to any of these “entrees”)
Pasta  (my kids love it)
Ravioli
Macaroni and cheese
Vegetarian corn dogs
Vegetarian hamburgers
Hot dogs (We like Hebrew National)
Chicken, turkey or ham sandwiches
Graham crackers and milk
English muffins
Peanut butter and fluff sandwiches
Whole wheat toast
Soup
Yogurt or cheese sticks, crackers

If you’d like some assistance with menu planning and grocery shopping, be sure to check out my free printables:
Dinner Planner and Grocery List Printable
Weekly Meal Planner
Printable Grocery List

Hope you have a wonderful week!

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14 Comments

  1. Good luck changing your eating habits, I know you can do it! I believe in you. I lost over 100 pounds eating healthy and riding an old exercises bike. It can be done. I’m sure you don’t need to lose any weight, you look perfect just the way you are, but a 30 minute ride on my exercise bike, 5 days a week over the course of a year changed my entire life 🙂

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