Let's play a game...before taking a trip to the grocery store, its a good idea to take inventory.
Here's what it is in my refrigerator that needs to be used asap:
Strawberries, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Kale, Broccoli, Apples, Chicken Broth, Almond Milk, Green Bell Pepper, Mushrooms, Celery, Shallots, Red Onion, Chicken Dog, Buns
Some other items that don't need to be used immediately, but can supplement:
Almond Butter, Pesto Sauce, Tomato Sauce, Walnuts, Almonds, Eggs
And finally freezer & cabinet items that can also be utilized:
Blueberries, Tilapia, Quinoa, Granola, Steel Cut Oats, Raisins, Chicken Stock, Peas, Corn, Pine Nuts
The GAME PLAN: Fruit smoothie & Celery w/Almond Butter as snacks for Monday/Tuesday
Monday: Eggs with pepper & mushroom, Chicken Dog on bun & sauteed kale with pine nuts & raisins, Tilapia with brussels sprouts & carrots
Tuesday: Eggs with pepper & mushroom, Pesto Pasta, Tilapia & Quinoa with raisins, almonds & shallots
It looks like I can get through Tuesday without any extra ingredients, but I will need to make some sort of soup or use the broth somehow and I can get through breakfasts the rest of the week, but will need lunch/dinner items for 3 days...
Wednesday: Granola in Almond Milk, Leftover Quinoa Salad, Homemade Chicken Soup
Thursday: Granola in Almond Milk, Turkey & Avocado Sandwich, Mixed Grains Medley w/Shrimp
Friday: Steel Cut Oats with Walnuts & Apples, Turkey & Avocado Sandwich, Mixed Grains Medley leftovers
20 minutes later, my shopping list:
Turkey, Bread, Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato, Mixed Grains (TJ), Coconut Milk, Vegetable Stock, Asparagus, Red Pepper, Yellow Squash, Mushrooms, Carrots, Green Beans, Curry Powder, Chicken, Celery, Eggs
Yes, it took 20 minutes, but now I am all set for the week, less likely to buy food I do not need and more likely to eat healthy!