I'm new to this, hope it's ok to jump in! I'm single and don't have kids, so this is just for me.. (f) next to the meal means it's coming from the freezer, I'll track freezer stuff at the bottom of this. I think this'll be a great way for me to track my plan. I'm also going to add a list of what I need to buy for this plan at the end so I know how much I'm spending for the week, hope that's ok
Monday: Lunch - scrambled eggs w/cheese and a muffin. Dinner - bean tacos with roasted tomatoes and cheese. Snack: Plum
Tuesday: Lunch - hummus and peanut butter with carrots and cucumber (freeze extra garbanzos), yogurt and berries, muffin. Dinner: Butternut squash, white bean, and cauliflower soup with cornbread and roasted vegetables (green beans, broccoli, garlic, grape tomatoes). Snack: Plum or banana
Wednesday: Lunch - chicken fajitas (f). Dinner - veggie chili with cornbread. Snack: Yogurt and berries
Thursday: Lunch - hummus and peanut butter with carrots and cucumber, yogurt and berries, muffin. Dinner - Black bean soup (f) with cornbread. Snack: Apple/banana
Friday: Lunch - Black bean soup with cornbread (f). Dinner - Lentils and spinach over brown rice (and freeze extra cooked lentils). Snack: Apple/banana
Saturday: Lunch/Dinner - variations on lentils and spinach w rice (add cheese, tomatoes, in tortillas, etc.) Snack: Whatever's left.
Sunday: Lunch - Sushi salad (sushi rice with nori and whatever vegetables are lying around leftover). Dinner - Black beans and something (in tortillas, on rice, etc. - cook a bunch and freeze). Snack: Whatever's left.
To buy: 1 red bell pepper, 1 green bell pepper, celery, 1 can brown beans, diced tomatoes?, eggs, 1 container yogurt, apples, bananas. Approx. grocery budget: $20.
Out of freezer: 3 fajitas, 1 jar black bean soup.
Into freezer: 2-3 jars veggie chili, 4-6 servings cooked lentils, 4-6 servings garbanzos, 4-6 servings black beans.
All of your plans sound great! And Betsy, I'm drooling over the cheese fries!