If you'd like a whole book full of inexpensive, quick and kid-approved recipes, check out my book, Cheap Appétit : The Complete Guide to Feeding Your Family for Less Than $400 a Month (While Eating Better Than You Ever Thought Possible) on Amazon (Amazon.com, Amazon.ca and Amazon UK) and Barnes and Noble. It's gotten multiple 5 star reviews!! I've included page references to recipes that are in the book in my menu plans so you can locate them quickly. For more details about the book, go here.
Granola (p. 92), Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins (variation of this recipe on p. 96), Baked Oatmeal (p. 91), peanut butter toast
leftovers, sandwiches, pizza
Monday: Cheesy Mac and Beef Skillet (p.148)
Tuesday: Western Omelette Wraps (p. 124), Colourful Cabbage Salad (p.207)
Wednesday: Chickpea and Vegetable Coconut Curry (variation of this recipe, p. 136)
Thursday: Pasta Alfredo with Sausage, peas and carrots
Friday: Potato, Bacon and Egg Hash (variation of Make-It-Your-Way Potato Hash, p. 140)
Saturday: Basic Bean Burritos (p. 130), Creamy Cucumber Salad (p. 205)
Sunday: Classic Beef Burgers (p. 125), roasted mini yellow potatoes, Chocolate Quinoa Cake
In keeping with my local and organic challenge, I'd also like to note the local and/or organic items on this week's menu:
Organic: coconut (in granola), coconut oil (in granola), coconut milk, canola oil, raisins (in granola), sunflower and pumpkin seeds (in granola), coffee (locally roasted and delivered by bike!), quinoa
Local: potatoes, carrots, onions, apples, cabbage, cucumbers, garlic, salsa (home-canned), ground beef and sausage (from VG Meats), honey (unpasteurized), milk, eggs, sour cream
Local AND organic: peanut butter, sesame seeds (used to top bread loaves), oats (in granola and baked oatmeal), cornmeal, apple cider vinegar, millet, popcorn, whole wheat flour
For more great meal ideas, check out Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com.
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