I'm taking a stab this week at actual meal planning. As part of my diet, food control is fairly important. As a poverty stricken graduate student, not wasting food is, too. I also need to consider that I'll probably be moving in May (to a location to be determined), so I need to clean out my freezer. So, I'm taking stock of my current food situation and trying to see if I can't swing an entire week without a substantial grocery trip.
Meats and Meat Substitutes
3/4 of a rotisserie chicken, deboned and deskinned
1/2 lb of shredded beef (from the beef bourguinon)
breakfast sausage (crumbled and drained)
tofu (extra firm and silken)
I also have a ton of frozen soups and chilis that I could dip into for lunches or to round out a meal. Something I noticed I'm a little long on are frozen blueberries and frozen blackberries. But what can I do with those that won't bust my diet?
Senegalese peanut stew (sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, green peppers, zucchini, spinach and tofu?)
Beef and chicken tacos (beef, chicken, lettuce, onions, tomatoes)
Crustless quiche with canadian bacon, spinach, shallots, and gruyere
Meat and cheese pizza (chicken, sausage, onions, canadian bacon, pepperoni, green pepper)
Stuffed peppers (green peppers, onions, tomatoes, sausage, beef)
"Cream" of tomato soup (tomatoes, silken tofu)
I'll have to cruise my recipe sites to see if I can't find something healthy to do with that frozen fruit. Any ideas appreciated.
Also, if anyone uses any meal planning web sites that are particularly useful, I'd love to check them out. Or if you just have tips on meal planning. Especially meal planning that incorporates food you already own.