After I posted last week's meal plan, I received a comment saying that my meal plan was boring, that I repeated the same meals over and over. And it said some other rude things, which is why I decided not to publish the comment.
But it got me thinking about the benefits of a boring meal plan:
- You know how to make the meals even when you're exhausted. Trying new things is great but when time is short, it's great to have some tried and true meals to make.
- You know your picky eaters will eat the meals.
- You don't have to have as many ingredients on hand when you repeat meals week to week. I can use the small amount of kitchen storage space to store the items that I know I'll be using, and buy many of each item instead of lots of different things.
- For me, the most expensive part of the meal is meat. Because I buy kosher and try to stay under $5 per pound, that pretty much limits me to chicken, ground beef, and fish fillets. So most of my meals are based on those proteins, as well as beans. I don't have as much variety as someone who can purchase different types of meat on sale at the grocery store or a wholesale club.
Here's this week's plan:
Monday - spaghetti and meatballs, salad
Tuesday - veggie chili
Wednesday - salmon, sauteed snow peas
Thursday - veggie burritos
Friday - baked chicken breasts, salad, challah
Saturday - pancakes, fruit
Sunday - take out salads
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