The Unlikely Success Story turns 1 year old on Thursday. I can’t believe it’s been a whole year! In honor of this milestone, CSNStores.com contacted me and asked if I would like to give away a $60 gift certificate to one of my readers! I was very excited, especially when I learned that CSN sells everything from Cookware and Fitness Equipment to Track Lighting! I took a look around there websites, they really do have it all people!
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Enter now through Wednesday May 12th! Winners will be selected by a random number generator and announced on Thursday.
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Ok, onto normal Monday hub-bub, here’s my meal plan for the week:
- Meatless Monday – Baked Sweet Potato with Warm Black Bean Salad
- Tuesday – Lemon Apricot Chicken
- Wednesday – Roasted Veggie Pizza
- Thursday – Baked Coconut Shrimp on a spinach salad
- Friday – Ranch Chicken & Sunday Sweet Potato Salad
This menu was planned using my local grocer’s sales circular. You can get these online from your local grocer usually on Tuesdays. When I meal plan, I took at what proteins and produce are on sale for the week and then base my menu around it.
I find this a super easy way to save money since healthy eating can get expensive. The only format of grocery store circulars are usually very similar. I happen to shop at Food Lion and this week I’m getting sweet potatoes, shrimp, strawberries, roma tomatoes and asparagus on sale.
I use several websites to find recipes, some of which have an ingredient search, so if you know that chicken breast and asparagus are on sale, you can search for recipes calling for those ingredients! Some that I use:
Sometimes I just Yahoo! or Google search for recipes too, it takes a little looking around, but it’s well worth the time investment to preplan. I just thought I would let you guys into my process a little bit. Hope you found some of the information helpful!
Let’s make this week count!