Meal Planner & Grocery List for 03.02.07

Meals:

Italian Chops served over Spaghetti Noodles

Bruschetta Chicken Bake with a Garden Salad

Amy’s French Toast with Hot Cocoa

Pan Grilled Salmon with Chicken Flavored Rice & Green Beans

Chicken Tacos with Carrot Sticks

Spaghetti with Cheesy Bread

Chicken Wings with Honey BBQ Sauce, Cheese Quesadillas, & Carrot Sticks

Snack:

Heavenly Banana Bread

Shopping List:

BAKERY

White bread 1 (Amy’s French Toast) & save a portion for Cheesy Toasts

BAKING

Flour

Baking Soda

Sugar

Brown Sugar

Honey

BOXED DINNERS

Chicken Flavored Stuffing mix

CANNED FOOD

Chicken broth canned 2 cans- 1 (Slow Cooker Taco Meat) & 1 (Green Beans)

Vegetable canned Green Beans

Tomatoes canned 1 can diced (Italian Chops) | 1 can (Bruschetta Chicken Bake)

Spaghetti sauce, any variety

CHEESE

Shredded mozzarella cheese 1 package (Bruschetta Chicken Bake) & save a portion for Cheesy Bread

Mexican Cheese

CONDIMENTS & OIL

Vegetable oil

Olive oil

Barbecue sauce

Soy sauce

Maple syrup

DAIRY

Milk

1 package Butter

1 dozen eggs

Taco shells 2 packages (for Cheese Quesadillas & for Taco Night)

FISH & SHELLFISH

Salmon Fillets in Frozen Section

FRUITS

Bananas

MEAT

1 package center-cut pork chops

PASTAS

Spaghetti 1-2# box of thin spaghetti noodles

Rice- Chicken Flavored

POULTRY

1 bag chicken breasts (split for Brushetta Chicken Bake & Slow Cooker Taco Meat)

1 bag of chicken wings

SPICES & SEASONINGS (NOT Guaranteed to be at Aldi, but you can check)

Salt

Cinnamon

Basil

Vanilla Extract

1 Taco Seasoning Packet

VEGETABLES

Carrot 2 bags of carrot sticks or 1 bag of regular carrots cleaned and sliced

Garlic (you can substitute this ingredient with garlic powder, if you like)

1 package Romaine Hearts (for Slow Cooker Tacos & a Garden Salad)

WINE

White wine (For Italian Chops)

APPROXIMATE COST for meal planner: $60 (this will include everything you need for baking and will also leave you leftovers for lunches & such)

4 Responses to “Meal Planner & Grocery List for 03.02.07”

  1. Becky — March 4, 2007 @ 5:59 pm

    Wow Amy, thanks for all your hard work.

  2. Jean — March 6, 2007 @ 4:03 am

    Hi Amy,
    I love your site!!! I have been an Aldi’s shopper for years now and love it- it has saved my family a ton of money. The only caution I might add regarding shopping at Aldi’s is that there are alot of processed foods there and the sodium content is way too high. Is there any way you could add the sodium content to the nutrition guide on your menu? I see Aldi shoppers loading up on lots of convenience foods that are really just a heart attack waiting to happen! It is possible to eat healthy and shop at Aldi’s – and I love that your site does not use lots of prepacked items. Some of my family’s favorites are the frozen “gourmet” green beans, the frozen tilapia, the frozen chinese stir fry veggies, frosted shredded wheat cereal, and of course all the block cheeses! I literally can cut my food bill in half by shopping there. For a family of 7, I usually spend about $400 month and we eat very well ( and try to eat healthy to boot!!! ) Thanks again for the great site!

  3. Amy Clark — March 6, 2007 @ 4:22 am

    Jean,

    I agree that Aldi does offer many processed foods, but we try to shy away from those in our family. I will definitely continue supplying meals that don’t use convenience food.

    As for the nutritional data, my program does not supply sodium content and due to time constraints I am only going to be supplying nutritional data for items that I already had in the software. Between this, article writing for our site and other publications, the blog, and running/moderating our forum, I am going to have to eliminate something. Trying to plug everything into the program is slowing me waaaayyy down.

    I will try to continue offering ideas for meals though and supplying grocery lists, totals, recipes & pictures.

    I really appreciate your feedback- thank you so much!

  4. Olivia — March 15, 2007 @ 8:25 am

    Thank you so much for all the hard work you’ve done! I’ve just started shopping at Aldi’s and had just finished using your previously published fall/winter menu plan and was wondering what I would do next. You’ve solved that problem for me! Now I’m off to plan my next trip! Thank you again!

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