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Week 3 menues

Monday, April 29, 2013

Day 15 -
Breakfast - eggs and butter
Lunch - salad of cauliflower, eggs, ranch, sunflower seeds
Supper - chicken, zucchini chips, lettuce, dressing

Day 16 -
Breakfast - eggs and butter
Lunch - Pumpkin, Cabbage and Chicken Stoup; eggs and mayo in celery sticks
Supper - meatloaf, green beans, drippings

Day 17 -
Breakfast - eggs and butter
Lunch - salad of chicken, egg, mayo, celery
Supper - Zucchini Beef Pie, broccoli

Day 18 -
Breakfast - eggs and butter
Lunch - soup of broth, eggs, spinach and carrot (and whatever other veggies happen to be lying around needing to be used up), peanut butter on romaine leaves
Supper - meatloaf, broccoli, drippings

Day 19 -
Breakfast - eggs and butter
Lunch - Cabbage and Mackerel Salad
Supper - Spinach Lasagna, zucchini, carrot

Day 20 -
Breakfast - eggs and butter
Lunch - salad of chicken, egg, mayo, celery
Supper - Zucchini Beef Pie, broccoli

Day 21 -
Breakfast - eggs and butter
Lunch - Cabbage and Mackerel Salad
Supper - Spinach Lasagna, zucchini, carrot

Links to recipes -

Pumpkin, Cabbage and Chicken Stew -
http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta
il.asp?recipe=2369157

Best meatloaf -
http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta
il.asp?recipe=2408374

Zucchini Beef Pie -
http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta
il.asp?recipe=2474436

Spinach Lasagna -
http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta
il.asp?recipe=2474584

And the Zucchini Chips, from Vittles and Bits, are just thinly sliced zucchini, sprayed with canola oil (or I would brush them with a bit of drippings or butter), VERY lightly sprinkled with seasonings (the chips shrink so use less than you think you should), then bake at 225 for 45 minutes, rotate sheet and bake another 30 - 50 minutes.


  
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CHOCOHIPPO 4/29/2013 10:16PM

    These menus sound delish!

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Week 2

Monday, April 29, 2013

Here's my menu for week 2 of this month.

Day 8 -
Breakfast - eggs with butter
Lunch - salad of cauliflower, eggs, ranch, sunflower seeds
Supper - hamburger soup

Day 9 -
Breakfast - eggs with butter
Lunch - Cabbage and Mackerel Salad
Supper - Chicken Spinach Casserole, lettuce, dressing

Day 10 -
Breakfast - eggs with butter
Lunch - Chicken Veggie Soup
Supper - Taco Zucchini Casserole, lettuce, sour cream

Day 11 -
Breakfast - eggs with butter
Lunch - salad of cabbage, onion, mayo, eggs, sunflower seeds
Supper - Hamburger Soup

Day 12 -
Breakfast - eggs with butter
Lunch - Cabbage and Mackerel Salad
Supper - Chicken Spinach Casserole, lettuce, dressing


Day 13 -
Breakfast - eggs with butter
Lunch - Pumpkin, Cabbage and Chicken Stoup
Supper - Taco Zucchini Casserole, lettuce, sour cream

Day 14 -
Breakfast - eggs with butter
Lunch - tuna, egg, mayo, celery
Supper - meatloaf, broccoli, carrot, dripping

Average daily calories are 1634, protein is 125 grams, protein 92 grams, total carbs 35 grams, fiber 11 grams, and net carbs 24 grams per day.

  
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BUDGETMAW 4/29/2013 3:50PM

  Here are links to this week's recipes.

Cabbage and Mackerel Salad -
http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/reci
pe-detail.asp?recipe=2457505>
Chicken Spinach Casserole (aka Spinach Chicken Bake) -
http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/reci
pe-detail.asp?recipe=2378545>
Taco Zucchini Casserole -
http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/reci
pe-detail.asp?recipe=2378545>
Pumpkin, Cabbage and Chicken Stoup -
http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/reci
pe-detail.asp?recipe=2378545>
Hamburger Soup -
http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/reci
pe-detail.asp?recipe=2474020>
Best Meatloaf -
http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/reci
pe-detail.asp?recipe=2408374


Comment edited on: 4/29/2013 4:04:26 PM

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WALLINMW 4/29/2013 3:01PM

  Stay on track!

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A month's food from this week's ads

Monday, April 29, 2013

I decided to see whether I could do a whole month's (28 days, just because it's easier!) on a Food Stamp Budget, using a single week's grocery ads and prices. It comes out to about $125 for the 28 days, so that's what I'm going with. I have the whole month's menus and shopping list worked out, and am going back now and fine tuning after putting everything in the nutrition tracker. If you're interested, I put this week's food into the January 2010 tracker.

There weren't many good bargains this week, so I'm relying on hamburger (one of the few good sales at $1.97 per pound) and chicken leg quarters (10 pounds for $5.90 is the regular price at Walmart). The only other meat you'll see this week is canned tuna and canned mackerel. I did try to find a variety of dishes using hamburger and chicken so it didn't get too boring. So far, some of the prices are just guesstimates. I'll check on what they are this week after I get things fine-tuned.

Here's the menu for the first week:

Day 1 -
Breakfast - eggs scrambled in butter
Lunch - salad of tuna, egg, mayo, lettuce
Supper - skins from a 10 pound bag of chicken leg quarters (you'd be surprised at how much protein there is in the skins!) and a leq quarter

Day 2 -
Breakfast - eggs scrambled in butter
Lunch - Peanut Butter Vegetable Soup
Supper - Fried Hamburger, Carrot, Cabbage and Onion

Day 3 -
Breakfast - eggs scrambled in butter (or you could boil them or fry them or poach them...)
Lunch - Emerald Soup (cabbage, spinach and cream), with devilled eggs
Supper - Chicken Spinach Casserole

Day 4 -
Breakfast - eggs and butter, again
Lunch - Peanut Butter Vegetable Soup, devilled egg
Supper - Taco Zucchini Casserole, lettuce, sour cream

Day 5 -
Breakfast - the usual - eggs and butter
Lunch - Emerald Soup (cabbage, spinach and cream), with devilled eggs
Supper - Chicken Spinach Casserole

Day 6 -
Breakfast - eggs and butter, again
Lunch - Peanut Butter Vegetable Soup, devilled egg
Supper - Taco Zucchini Casserole, lettuce, sour cream

Day 7 -
Breakfast - eggs cooked in butter
Lunch - Cabbage and Mackerel Salad
Supper - chicken, green beans and drippings

This averages 1678 calories per day, 130 grams of fat, 96 grams of protein, 27 total carbs, 9 grams of fiber, and 18 net carbs.
Lunch

  
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BUDGETMAW 4/29/2013 2:56PM

  The menus are in my SparkRecipes collection. I'll be posting them here in the blog, too, as it seems to be hard to get them from either my food tracker or my SR collection unless you're me.

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AUNTWILLIE 4/29/2013 2:31PM

    Sounds really good!
Where are the soup and casserole recipes from?
I tend to eat too many "piece of meat with a side of broccoli" dinners.... I need to add some variety. Your menu sounds really interesting.

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BUDGETMAW 4/29/2013 12:20PM

  4 eggs and a tablespoon of butter

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WOUBBIE 4/29/2013 12:14PM

    I'm sure someone's going to look at your dinner of chicken skin and go Ewwwww!, but Yum! that's the best part!

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NAYPOOIE 4/29/2013 12:05PM

    How many eggs are we talking about for breakfast?

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pinterest

Saturday, April 27, 2013

I've started a couple of boards on Pinterest. My name there is Mary Anne. One board is Recipes to Try (I haven't tried any of them yet) and the other board is Budget Low Carb, which so far is recipes that I've repinned from Recipes to Try. I haven't tried any of these, either. The ones on Budget Low Carb are ones that I have eyeballed to cost less than $1.50 per serving, using this week's sale prices. You'll see a lot of hamburger recipes there, because 73% ground beef is $1.97 this week. Actually, I guess the recipes will end up being ones that I eyeballed to cost less than $1.50 per serving sometime, as I will be moving recipes based on each week's sales. But, since your sales probably won't be the same as mine, and your regular prices aren't the same either, I guess it doesn't much matter.

  


Hominy

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I've posted before about Juanita's Mexican Style Hominy. Judy Barnes Baker, who wrote Carb Wars, said that she had checked with the company about the very low carb count (10 total carbs per half cup, 4 grams of fiber, so 6 net carbs) and they assured her that it was the result of testing and was correct. Someone recently asked her again, she asked the company again, and they, again, insisted it was right. Then someone who didn't believe it convinced the company to retest it (the original testing was 60 years ago!) and the numbers came out very different. Now they're saying 19 total carbs, 3 grams of fiber, for a net of 16 carbs per half cup! A huge difference!

Anyway, wanted to pass that on since I have recommended the hominy in the past. It's a shame, too, because it's cheap!

  


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