Crock Pot Creamy Chicken Enchilada Chili


Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms with Honey Garlic Shrimp


Chicken Salad



I spent $46.33/person on food for this week.


Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas


Strawberry Overnight Oats


Cabbage Fat Burning Soup


Slow Cooker BBQ Beef with Black Bean Casserole


Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki with Broccoli



If you think this looks like a lot of food, you are right. This week’s meal planning was a little different because I actively want to lose weight before our wedding but don’t want Joe’s food to suffer. So I’m making 2 slow cooker entrees for him that I won’t be eating. We’ll freeze some of each of those so he has them for future weeks.

This was way more difficult than I anticipated. Here goes nothin’


I spent $ 69.53/person this week on food at Tri County Produce and Ralphs.



Carrot Cake


Roasted Cabbage with Sriracha


Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies


Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Alfredo


it’s a light cooking week but full of experiments!


I spent $34/person at Gelson’s for food this week.



Crock Pot Pork Roast with veggie mash


Baked Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Dipping Sauce


Breakfast Sandwiches

I spent $42.85/person on food this week at Gelson’s.



Chicken Tikka Masala with brown rice and spinach


Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls


Veggie Scramble

I spent $46/person on food for this week.



Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken with brown rice and roasted broccoli


Pineapple Chicken Fried Rice


Spinach Greek Yogurt Mac n Cheese


Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls



I spent $45/person on food for this week.



Chicken Pad Thai One Pot


Crispy Homemade Baked Falafel


Bangin Good Shrimp


Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches


I spent $50/person on food for this week.


I spent $53/person on food for this week.


Crock Pot Pork Roast with veggie mash


Baked Eggs with Spinach and Mushrooms


Pesto Caprese Chicken in Foil using Magic Green Sauce and with spaghetti alla puttanesca


Pesto Caprese Chicken in Foil


One Pot Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca with Chickpeas & Artichoke



for breakfasts:

. apple oat greek yogurt muffins .


Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies with Cream Cheese Glaze


Pinch of Yum is one of my food blog idols. The writing is infectious and the food style is very similar to mine- healthy, nutritious, mostly quick and easy to make with fresh ingredients. I didn’t go into this week’s meal planning looking for a blog to inspire me but that’s how inspiration works sometimes.



This week’s menu is a small taste of Pinch of Yum’s recipe arsenal.


Creamy Thai Sweet Potato Curry


Magic Green Sauce Roasted Chicken with Cauliflower Mash


Creamy Garlic Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Chicken



I spend $50/person on food for this entire week.



sweet potato burrito bowls


chilled spicy thai noodles and bangin good shrimp


spring broccoli salad variation with tuna


i spent $15/person on food at trader joe’s for this week.