Happy New Year! It’s been a while since I’ve officially posted my weekly menu. I still try and share pictures of the meals I make via stories on my Instagram.
The first week of the New Year I had some meal kits from Home Chef, so I didn’t post what I was cooking to the website. However, if you want to try it out, Home Chef currently has a great promotion you can find here: https://link.savingwithchristina.com/homechef You get 16 FREE meals across your first 3 boxes and Home Chef is my favorite meal kit service I’ve tried.
This week’s menu took me a while to plan. I feel like I want to help people by showing budget meals, but I also want to show meals that are healthy -or healthier- than some of the cheapest meal ideas out there. It’s a balance. I also want to make sure I’m cooking things my son and I will both eat! All that being said, it took me way longer to decide on my meals for this week than I’d care to admit. Hopefully I’ll save you some time by sharing what I came up with.
I’m doing an adapted version of the Vegetable Curry linked above. I got a coconut curry sauce for free from the Sampoll program, so I am using that versus making my own. Obviously, that makes it a bit cheaper for me, but it’s still a budget friendly recipe when you make your own curry sauce. You can use whatever protein you want. I purchased a bag of frozen stir fry veggies I plan to use.
I’ve made these before and they were SOOOO good! I purchased the red pepper hummus from Target (good and gather brand), but I could have saved even more money by making my own. Here’s a homemade hummus recipe if you have the time and want to make your own: Super Easy Hummus Recipe I’m assuming hummus is fairly easy to make, but I’m balancing time and budget at this point.
I order many of my fruits and vegetables from Weee! I have been doing this for a while now and I’ve been pleased with my orders. (If you want to try it out, my link above gives you $10 off your first 2 orders!).
This week I ordered bok choy and apples because I was planning to make this salad. The salad is so yummy. I love making a HUGE bowl of it and then eating it for lunch all week, too. I got the recipe from one of my favorite healthy eating books Eat for Health by Joel Fuhrman. I have read all of his books and really enjoy his recipes.
I haven’t made these in a while, but I remember really enjoying them. The recipe makes a bunch, so I plan to half the recipe because I don’t want too many leftovers. I also skip the cheese and add avocado just based on my own personal preference.
Salmon, Rice, and Veggies
This is one of my go-to “i-dont-want-to-follow-a-recipe” meals. I typically marinate the salmon in a teriyaki sauce and then do steamed veggies and some brown rice. I like to have an easy meal like this for the nights I end up running a bit late and have to throw something together quickly.