My goal is to plan meals that are:
2) Fit within my budget
3) Will be enjoyed (or at least eaten) by my husband and kids
Achieving any two of the three is pretty easy. If I forget about eating healthy, I can make plenty of things everyone will love. If I forget about my budget I can also make some great things. And of course I could make plenty of cheap, healthy food that no one would eat.
Lately, we have not been eating as healthy as I would like so this week I am trying to focus on that. One problem I have with the healthy eating is that my kids do not eat salads. The texture of lettuce freaks them out. They do like most of the other vegetables that go in a salad and they love hard boiled eggs, so I am going to try giving them the salad fixings with some bread. Not exactly a separate meal, just a slight variation...
So here is this week's healthy, budget friendly menu that my family might possibly eat:
Monday: Pan Seared Salmon and Sauteed Cabbage
Tuesday: Spinach Salad with Bacon, Hard Boiled Eggs and Tomatoes
Wednesday: Pizza Night
Thursday: Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken and Spanish Rice)
Friday: Pierogies and Broccoli
Saturday: Italian Sausage and Mushroom Pasta
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