Merfy-Lou's Musings

Week 3 Meal Plan

Okay, so I managed to not buy any more groceries for Week 2, except for some sausages and shrimp, so that’s why you didn’t get a new meal plan.  I also didn’t make everything from Week 1, so perhaps, I’ll work it into week 3.  One thing I’ve learned is that I can stay full on 4 eggs, scrambled until at least noon (I eat breakfast ~730).  This is majorly impressive for me because I’m usually hungry by 10:30!


Taco Soup using leftover pulled pork from a potluck last week
Paleo Bang Bang Shrimp w/ Roasted Asparagus (or veggies, if asparagus is too expensive – I have plenty of brussels sprouts leftover) (Note to purchase extra virgin olive oil for Paleo Lime Mayo)

Eating out for the first time for a going-away event
Damn Fine Chicken with fruit and veggies

Damn Fine Chicken
Taco Soup

Thursday (Britton comes home! Yay!!):
Damn Fine Chicken
Chinese Five Spice Stir Fry

Taco Soup
Steak and Roasted Veggies (plus, hubby will have a baked potato, I’m sure)

Chicken and Artichoke Sausage with Veggies and fruit
Artichoke Meatloaf (check cost of artichoke hearts before adding) – will likely serve 4 meals though

Baked steak with Italian Roasted Cauliflower
Burgers and salad


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Week 1 Costs

I know Alaska is stupidly expensive, but I thought I’d share what I bought.  Things on my menu that I still need to pick up include bacon (maybe), Aidelle’s Sausages, a whole chicken and coconut aminos.  I found aminos, as a soy sauce substitute, but it was made from soybeans?  I’m confused.

4.19 Fish Sauce (Will be able to use for many meals)
5.39 Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother – not on  my list, but I’ve been reading about all it’s benefits
1.69 Tomatoes crushed
1.69 Tomatoes diced
2.26 Cashews 0.17lb
8.33 Macadamia Nuts 0.49lb
4.99 Ground Pork (1 lb)
5.76 Chicken Thighs (99 cents/lb)
2.28 Spinach
4.50 Frozen blueberries
4.76 Broccoli (2.08lbs)
6.69 Cauliflower (2.92 lbs)
1.59 Mushrooms (.41 lbs)
1.88 Celery (1.58 lbs)
1.29 Frozen Spinach
3.99 Brussels Sprouts
4.99 Peppers (24 oz)
4.99 Turkey slices
0.22 Jalepenos
3.54 Sweet Potatoes (2)
1.25 Zucchini (1.49/lb)
4.50 Avocados (1.50 each)
0.69 Lime
1.89 Baby Carrots
2.58 Bell Peppers
1.08 Tomatoes on the vine
3.00 Pineapple
3.91 Cantaloupe

Total for the week: $98.40

Hopefully I have a ton of left overs.  Items this list doesn’t include is the $10 for the 5 dozen eggs or other basics already in the kitchen.



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Whole 30 Plan: Week 1 Plan

As some of you may know, I’m taking the Whole 30 challenge.  I’m doing it while B is gone for 2 weeks to get a start on it.

Since I’m eating by myself, and I don’t like being married to the kitchen, I can eat the same thing more than once, only cooking once.  Here’s my plan for week one:

Blueberry and Egg Tortilla
Minestrone Soup
Easy Peasy Chicken Thighs and Roasted Veggies

Blueberry and Egg Tortilla
Minestrone Soup
Easy Peasy Chicken Thighs and Roasted Veggies

Egg Muffins (Possibly Jule’s Fuel or Everyday Paleo or just my own concoction)
Turkey BLTA roll-ups
Crockpot Roasted Chicken (or my own concoction of spices) and Sweet Potato Fries

Egg Muffins
Leftover roasted chicken and fries
Paleo Taco Soup (using leftover chicken instead of ground meat)

Egg Muffins
Leftover taco soup
Chicken Stirfry and Fried Cauli-rice