I tried to rework the meal plan and also took a look at what we are spending the $200 on. I wanted to make sure that we were getting enough fruits, vegetables and grains.
One thing I went back to full time is cloth diapers. We had been using disposables for the most part because we had passed on the Happy Heiny's when we'd first moved here since we weren't back to using cloth diapers from our travels this summer and I was seeing where we were at with potty training (anyway, too much info...). Long story short, we are now back into Happy Heiny's full time and loving it. That will save us a lot of money and won't cut out of the $200.
I went through and set up a basic plan for meals. We have a lot on the list this week! Here it is...
Breakfasts - Piece of fruit or smoothie, eggs & toast or cereal
Lunches - hummus w/ pita, fruit or smoothie (depending on what we had for breakfast), veggie (cucumber, carrots, etc.)
Snacks - homemade popcorn, cheese & crackers, fruit
Monday - Chicken, veggies, and buiscuts (we are bringing dinner to friends with a new little one and also having friends over for dinner - so this will be enough for 6 adults & 3 kids :))
Tuesday - Chicken Salad (lettuce, tomato, black beans, corn, cucumber, and I'll make my own dressing)
Wednesday - Vegetable stir fry (veggies already in freezer)
Thursday - Quesadillas
Friday - Vegetable pasta with salad
Saturday - Leftovers
Sunday - Egg sandwiches
- frozen strawberry
- another kind of fruit or 2 (maybe a mini watermelon and grapes)
- brown rice
- tortilla shells
- dishwasher detergent
- marinara sauce
- black beans (probably dry)
- sour cream
- brown sugar
- pita bread
Check out the other meal plans for the week at Organizing Junkie! Have a great day!