It’s spring and I’m anxious about next week. It’s because The Produce Box starts deliveries for this season and we signed up for the Carolina Grown deliveries starting next week as well.
Why am I scrutinizing the menus? It’s because I’m hoping to have a couple weeks of practice before doing a food challenge in May. Our plan is to have the local food deliveries cover 80% of our meals and to keep our food expenses $350 or under (including eating out) for the entire month.
Eating More Vegetarian Meals
Right off the bat, my plan is to cook more vegetarian meals during the week. (My husband is in charge of cooking on weekends.) Besides saving money, this will also allow us to expand our cooking skills. We’ll have to find ways to main the flavor of some of our favorite dishes without relying on meat.
- How to Cook Everything – Mark Bittman
- Jamie’s Food Revolution- Jamie Oliver
Thoughts on Meal Planning
How do you meal plan for your family? What has worked best for you and your family’s wallet and health?