Friday, April 17, 2009

Printable Grocery Lists for Cheap Menus

This week, I'm going with the cheap theme for these printable grocery lists and menus. Most of the meals revolve around beans, rice, pasta, peaches and chicken. As you can tell, the peaches and applesauce were the cheapest fruit in the store this week. I figured with our economy in the mess it is in, I would do us all a favor and stick to a low budget menu this week. If beans aren't your thing, you can print out a menu from a prior week and use that. Remember, you may have to copy and paste into another document to print the whole thing. Thanks for the support.

Day 1: Chicken Noodle Soup p. 554, Dinner Rolls p. 152, Salad, Peach Cobbler p. 273

Day 2: Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry p. 470, Rice, Peach Cobbler

Day 3: Spicy Black Beans and Rice p. 90, Peas, Apple Sauce

Day 4: Split Pea Soup p. 559, Salad, Dinner Rolls p. 152, Peach Pie p. 439

Day 5: Chicken with Black Beans and Rice p. 463, Corn, Peach Pie

Day 6: Lemon Chicken Pasta Toss p. 419, Green Beans, Apple Sauce

Day 7: White Chicken Chili p. 543, Corn Bread p. 134, Apple Sauce

Shopping List

5 Onions
2 Bell Peppers
2 Jalapeno Peppers
Green Onions
1 Cup Sliced Fresh Mushrooms
22 Cloves Garlic
3 Tbsp. Lemon Juice

Egg Noodles
6 oz. Dried Multigrain Penne
White, Jasmine, or Basmati Rice
Brown Rice or Long Grain Rice
1 1/2 Cups Dry Split Peas
Tortilla Chips (optional)

Sliced Water Chestnuts
2 (15 oz.) Cans Black Beans (or use dry beans and soak and boil beans first)
3 (15 oz.) Cans Great Northern, Pinto, or Cannellini Beans (or use dry beans and soak and boil)
1 (14.5 oz.) Can Mexican-Style Stewed Tomatoes
1 (14.5 oz.) Can Diced Tomatoes with Onion and Green Pepper
1 Cup Tomato Juice
Apple Sauce
4 (14 oz.) Can Chicken Broth
Green Beans

Butter or Margarine
2 oz. Cheddar Cheese
Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese (optional)
1 (3 1/2-4 lb.) Chicken, cut up or 2 1/2 lbs. Meaty Chicken Pieces
1 -to 1 1/2 lb. smoked pork hocks or meaty ham bone
Grated Parmesan Cheese (optional)

Dinner Rolls (or make your own)
Vanilla Ice Cream (optional)
5 lb. Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
11 Cups Frozen Peach Slices
Pastry Crust or make your own


Make Sure You Have: salt, pepper, bay leaves, flour, yeast, sugar, shortening, baking powder, cinnamon, cornstarch, soy sauce, rice vinegar or white wine vinegar, oil, cayenne pepper, marjoram, tapioca, nutmeg, chili powder, cumin, oregano, cornmeal, Breakfast, lunch, and snack items

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Week with Weight Loss Menus

Finally, another menu for those of us trying to lose weight in time for summer. This online printable grocery list is just right for trimming a few pounds. Remember to limit portion sizes of protein and carbohydrates. One portion is as big as the palm of your hand. Fill up on vegetables. Eat 6 small meals a day, consisting of a protein and a carbohydrate. Veggies are free and you can eat as much as you want. This goes along with the body for life plan works well with the Skinny Mom webinar.

Breakfast: Choose from oatmeal, fresh fruit, eggs, lean meat, cottage cheese, toast

AM Snack: Choose from fruit, melba toast, whole wheat bread, cottage cheese, lean meat

Lunch: Choose from tuna sandwiches, lean meat, bread, leftovers, vegetables

PM Snacks: Choose from fresh fruit, lean meat, toast, salad, vegetables


Day 1: Cacciatore-style Chicken Kabobs with Linguine p. 333, Asparagus

Day 2: Roasted Chicken, Brown Rice, Spinach, Carrots

Day 3: Basil Halibut Steaks p. 306, Wheat Rolls, Sliced Tomatoes, Salad

Day 4: Meat Loaf p. 377, Baked Potatoes, Peas, Corn

Day 5: Spicy Black Beans and Rice p. 90, Salad with Broccoli and Peas

Day 6: Chicken Lo Mein p. 469, Brown Rice, Steamed Carrots

Day 7: (Easter Dinner. Use Whichever Day You Want) Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Peas, rolls

Shopping List

Fresh Fruit
Fresh Vegetables
Red Pepper
10 oz. fresh Mushrooms
4 Onions
7 Medium Tomatoes
Fresh Basil
Fresh Parsley
Green Salad
Fresh Ginger
Red Onion
2 Cups Sugar Snap Pea Pods

Melba Toast
8 oz. Dried Linguine
Brown Rice
Dry bread crumbs
10 oz. Dried Chinese Egg Noodles, Spaghetti, or Angel Hair Pasta

Tuna Fish
Italian Salad Dressing
1 (16 oz) Jar Pasta Sauce
1 (15 oz.) Can Black Beans
1 (14.5 oz.) Can Mexican Style Stewed Tomatoes
Oyster Sauce
Rice Wine, Dry Sherry, or Apple Juice
Sesame Oil

Lean Meat for lunches and snacks
Cottage Cheese
Butter or margarine
2 oz. Cheddar Cheese
2 1/2 lb. Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast Halves
Shredded Fresh Parmesan Cheese
Whole Roasting Chicken
6 Fresh or Frozen Halibut Steaks cut 1 inch thick
1 1/2 lbs. Ground Beef, Ground Lamb, or Ground Pork

Artichoke hearts
Wheat Rolls (or make your own)

Whole Wheat Bread

Be sure you have: oatmeal, garlic, oil, nonstick cooking spray, salt, pepper, sage, basil, oregano, ketchup, brown sugar, flour, sugar, yeast, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, soy sauce,