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Another 14-Day Meal Plan (only shop once!)

Another 14-Day Meal Plan (only shop once!)

By Lisa Leake, Ariyan Arif, Rebekah Stevenson, Days Admin, Ritika Tyagi

Continuing on the theme of doing as few shopping trips as possible right now … I’m sharing another meal plan that I’m using for the next 14 days (with only shopping once)! Planning ahead is key if you’re trying to avoid unnecessary trips to the store. I actually got the groceries for this plan through an online order from our mainstream grocery store this time. That’s something I haven’t done in years, but I’m trying hard to stay home as much as possible.

There were no “pick up” time slots available (for the next seven days) so I had to choose delivery. We set up some tables in the garage and asked for everything to be dropped off there for us (pictured!). I am so thankful for these hard-working grocery store workers!! Seriously, I just want to applaud them whenever I get the chance.

After the bags were dropped off my husband and I spent the better part of an hour disinfecting and putting everything away (what has our world come to?). He put on gloves and wiped down each package, box, and bag with Clorox wipes (except for the fresh produce) and then handed them to me just inside the door where I put things directly away and also took items out of their package when possible. It was tedious, but I don’t want all this staying at home to be for nothing!

In addition to this grocery haul I also plan to go to our farmers’ market, per usual, this weekend. They’ve put some good new restrictions in place to limit how many people can enter at a time and have also encouraged ordering ahead whenever possible (which I’ve done)!

Here’s my latest meal plan in case you need some ideas.

My Latest 14-Day Meal Plan

DINNERS

As before, with this meal plan I’m attempting to save produce that holds up well for later in the plan and am also mixing in different meats, vegetarian meals, and seafood to keep things interesting.

I’m also reinstating having my kids pick/cook dinner once a week for us (now that they have time again!). Last night was the first night and it was just lovely. I was very impressed with the meal my 9th grader made for us, and she was definitely pleased with herself as well (see Day 1 details below). And my 7th grader was in charge of cleaning up after her (it was quite the mess!). Now, this is one thing I can get used to with all of us home together!

LUNCHES/SNACKS

Again, I’m going to share my running list of ideas so I knew what ingredients to have on hand for daytime meals. We can supplement with fruit and pantry items and (hopefully) dinner leftovers when we have them!

WHITE BEAN SALAD (pictured above)

A recipe from my 2nd cookbook (Fast & Fabulous), this is a filling salad with white beans and arugula (or whatever lettuce you can get your hands on).

(pictured above) A recipe from my 2nd cookbook (Fast & Fabulous), this is a filling salad with white beans and arugula (or whatever lettuce you can get your hands on). AVOCADO TOAST

We love avocado toast and will obviously have to eat this near the beginning of the plan. Our favorite recipe is also in my Fast & Fabulous cookbook!

We love avocado toast and will obviously have to eat this near the beginning of the plan. Our favorite recipe is also in my Fast & Fabulous cookbook! CHEESE TOAST WITH RICOTTA & ORANGES

I recently shared that this is one of our favorite rituals after shopping at the farmers’ market. They have the best bread and fresh ricotta there! And it’s great for breakfast or lunch.

I recently shared that this is one of our favorite rituals after shopping at the farmers’ market. They have the best bread and fresh ricotta there! And it’s great for breakfast or lunch. CHICKEN SALAD

My older daughter doesn’t really like most chicken salads, but she happens to love this one “Loaded Chicken Salad” recipe. She’s funny like that. I have a whole chicken in the freezer so I definitely plan to make this so we have food to eat for a couple of days instead of just ingredients!

My older daughter doesn’t really like most chicken salads, but she happens to love this one “Loaded Chicken Salad” recipe. She’s funny like that. I have a whole chicken in the freezer so I definitely plan to make this so we have food to eat for a couple of days instead of just ingredients! PASTA SALAD

I don’t know which exact recipe I’ll make yet … so many options! But I thought this would be another great thing to have on hand to supplement lunches.

I don’t know which exact recipe I’ll make yet … so many options! But I thought this would be another great thing to have on hand to supplement lunches. PITA PIZZAS

My kids love pita pizzas, and lunch really does not get much easier than this. I have a few whole-wheat Trader Joe’s pitas left in the freezer and will definitely cry when they run out!

My kids love pita pizzas, and lunch really does not get much easier than this. I have a few whole-wheat Trader Joe’s pitas left in the freezer and will definitely cry when they run out! SMOKED SALMON WRAPS

Smoked salmon and cream cheese will hold up well before they are opened, and since I have four frozen homemade tortillas in the freezer I plan to throw together the wraps found in the lunch section of my newest (On a Budget) cookbook.

Smoked salmon and cream cheese will hold up well before they are opened, and since I have four frozen homemade tortillas in the freezer I plan to throw together the wraps found in the lunch section of my newest (On a Budget) cookbook. BEET SALAD

Beets will also hold up for a bit (and so will unopened goat cheese) so I got ingredients to make something like this salad for lunch one day. I can roast the beets while making dinner the night before so it’s quick and easy to throw together.

BREAKFAST & TREATS

Not much new/different here compared to the last plan, although I did buy a couple of boxes of whole-grain cereal (Organic “Cheerios” and Rice Chex) to mix in with the homemade breakfasts.

Downloadable Copy

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Well, that summarizes what I shopped for this week. I had a feeling whoever got my online order might hate me because I know it’s a lot! But that’s the only way to do it if you’re only going to go once every two weeks to avoid outings.

How are you handling meals and groceries at the moment?