Mike and I were pretty proud of ourselves when The Biggest Loser*** gave each contestant $70 to pay for one week of healthy groceries. 70$ per person?! That's not much of a challenge. We listed the groceries we would've added to our cart: rolled oats, bananas, milk, eggs, grains, vegetables, dried beans, olive oil...Basically, we know how to feed ourselves well and that's something to be proud of.
Here's this week's menu:
Sunday: Carrot Soup with tahini and roasted chickpeas, homemade pita chips with sesame seeds
Monday: Roasted salmon and brussel sprouts, Trader Joe's wild grain mix
Tuesday: Homemade pizza with caramelized onions, fennel, sun-dried tomatoes, and mozzarella, spinach salad
Wednesday: Vegetable stir-fry with soy glazed tofu over brown rice
Thursday: Trader Joe crabs cakes with sweet potato fries (roasted with olive oil, sea salt, pepper)
Friday: Whole wheat spaghetti with turkey meatballs and tomato sauce
What's on your menu? Do you menu plan before grocery shopping each week?
***I confess; I am a fan of the show. I started watching this season and the emphasis on balancing healthy eating and exercise as well as the goal of reducing childhood obesity echoes some of my own priorities. Admittedly, I do fast forward through some of the more emotional segments as I am more inspired by the contestants' hard work than their sob stories. Furthermore, I will only watch the show on DVR as I cannot deal with the ridiculous scene breaks during the weigh-ins! Fast forward!!!!