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Menu Plan Monday


Wow.  It’s been a really long time since I’ve had a Menu Plan Monday post.  I’ve been kinda winging it for awhile but that hasn’t worked out too well and has not been so helpful on the budget either.  So here we are for another Menu Plan Monday.

I love this time of year when all the fresh produce is bountiful and inexpensive.  We didn’t plant a garden this year as it is our first summer in our new house and we had a lot of other house projects to work on first.  I am really itching to have a garden though.  This year we will be content to help my parent’s use up their extra.

This week they gave us zucchini and kale so I wanted to think of some dishes to incorporate those.  However, hubby swears that kale makes him actually ill so I think I’ll be eating that alone unless I sneak it in somewhere.  Shh…don’t tell!

Monday:  Green Vegetable Gratin with Crunchy Carrot Topping (I think I might try adding some cooked quinoa or white beans in with the veggies before baking to increase the protein)

Tuesday:  Breakfast for dinner.  I think I will have Apple Skillet Pancakes

Wednesday:  Baked Tofu, sauteed kale, side salad, brown rice pilaf

Thursday: Lentil Potato Dal (The above photo)

Friday: Homemade Pizza!   Sweet Potato Kale Pizza

Saturday:  Vegan Lasagna made from this stuffed shells recipe

Sunday:  Sundays we keep it pretty light around here so it’s usually leftovers.  Maybe chickpea salad


Do you want to know a super easy way to make a shopping list from these recipes?  Using Ziplist you can save these recipes in your online recipe box, add them to your weekly menu plan, and generate a shopping list.  Here’s what you need to do:

  • First, sign up for a free account at Ziplist
  • You will notice that the most recent recipes on this site have a blue icon that says Save Recipe.  If you click on this you can save the recipe to your online recipe box.  For recipes that don’t have the icon (I’m working on formatting them all this way) you can install the Ziplist Recipe Clipper on your computer.  This is a really easy way to save any of the recipes you find on the web, even recipes straight from Pinterest.  The only recipe in this menu plan that you would have to manually add is the pancake recipe.
  • Once the recipes are in your box you can then add them to your meal plan.  You can assign them to a specific day or keep it general.  You can add the recipes to your shopping list and even remove items you may already have on hand.
  • You can also add items to your list even if they are in the recipes you have saved.
  • You can email the list or send via text message.  There is also a Ziplist app for your smartphone.
  • Visit Ziplist to check out their other great features.

Note:  I am not compensated in any way by Ziplist.  These opinions are my own.  I shop with 3 children and can’t function without a grocery list so I get excited about anything that makes it easier!

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  1. Hi Jamie, it was nice seeing you at church on Sabbath…..If you haven’t tried making kale chips, they are wonderful…wash and dry the kale, cut them in chip-size pieces, place in a bowl, add olive oil and a little sea salt, spread out single on a baking sheet and bake about 15 minutes or until they are crisp…they keep well in a sealed container on the counter for a few days…enjoy…..

    • I have made kale chips and I love them! I will definitely be making them with some of this kale. Thanks for commenting!

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