I’ll be launching a new one regularly. They’ll all be available forever. This way, people who want to support the site can also get something for their efforts, and know that they’re appreciated. Anyone who would prefer to make their own meal plan can download the blank chart here.
The meal plans, priced at $5.50, are meant to be used as a tool for those who want to eat healthier, but struggle with the time it takes to do the planning. There are posts on this blog that teach about meal planning, but if you want to skip a step, these meal plans will help.
After you make your purchase, you will receive an email with the download link and once you click the link, you are taken directly to the page where you download the meal plan. Feel free to download and/or print your purchase. You will also receive a follow-up e-mail regarding your purchase with information on how to complete the download. Any questions or suggestions? Contact me!
: There is turkey, chicken, and pork in this plan, though the pork is easily replaced with chicken. There are breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in this plan for 7 full days. Each dinner recipe accommodates 3 servings.
– Want to experiment with risotto? Looking for a light and healthy way to enjoy pizza? Want to try the vegetarian lifestyle for a week without processed foods? Don’t worry… I’ve got you covered!
Want to eat much cleaner, but less expensively? Congratulations – you’re a “Budgetarian!”
I know what that’s like. I call this my “Budgetarian” lifestyle. You eat what’s least expensive during that particular season, and you use every trick in the book you can to keep that grocery bill down. Don’t worry, I hear ya.
The first “budgetarian” plan tip? Buy one whole chicken, and use it as many ways and for as many purposes as you can! Roast your chicken, shred and chop the meat and use those leftovers to make a hearty chicken broth for soups, stews, salad dressings or simply to add up moisture to the chicken in the refrigerator. All in all, for $5, one whole chicken goes a very long way, and this meal plan proves it!
With recipes from my own collard greens with chicken and dumplings to my stuffed green peppers to my crispy-baked chimichangas, you’re absolutely certain to enjoy yourself for the week!
If you’ve noticed, the meal plans are pretty heavy on the herbs and spices. You really can’t eat cleanly without them.
This plan is no different. With my take on a traditional Indian dish like Chicken Biryani, an old dish like Jambalaya and an old favorite on the blog – the Honey Spiced Chicken Thighs, you’ll get to play with lots of different herbs and spices and see how well they blend together.
I bought your first meal plan, but didn’t use it. Then I saw the budgetarian one and because I am as cheap as you say you are, probably more, I got it and started to use it last Monday. First of all I have to say that I already had about 95% of what was on the shopping list so it only cost me about 25 extra dollars of my food budget to get what I needed. I am the only one in my family eating on your plan b/c of restrictive diets due to medical conditions. I too looked it over and was kind of like “I don’t think I’ll like this or that.” but I took the plunge, followed faithfully and today 7 days later, I am 7 lbs lighter. I feel much better internally and mentally sharper. I used to have to take up to 8 laxatives a week and again you were right when you said that for every meal you eat, you should be disposing of the remnants of the last one. I only got to make 4 recipes, because I have so much food left over, but the tomato paella is my favorite thus far. Thank you. This was not half as hard as I thought it would be.
BTW been using your first plan this week. And yes I’ve lost weight but won’t dwell on that. :O) The real coup for me is that I read your recipes and thought, “I don’t do this in my food or that”and “I won’t like that and I’ll modify”…blah blah blah. :O) But last week I decided I’ll just do your recipes as is and low and behold have loved everything so far. My favorite so far is the Rosemary Chicken and the subsequent chicken salad… both were delicious and “I don’t even like fruit” in my chicken salad…LOL. Tonight is the chicken wings and I even went out and got pork chops, which I haven’t eaten in YEARS. So thank you. I stepped out and tried something different and realized I really liked it. The Rosemary Chicken and chicken salad are staying in my arsenal. Next week I’ll do the vegetarian menu.
On the FB page, Latasha said,
Been following the food plan since Wed and I have lost 4lbs as of this morning! I haven’t been hungry at all!! In fact, I thought I was eating too much. I am loving this!
Started @bgg2wl’s meal plan last week… Lost 9lbs. #happybathroomdance
yummy recipes. the roasted chicken was so simple, but absolutely delicious, and the chicken salad…perfection!
A friend bought the plan for me to try as I prepare for my wedding & as I am trying to be healthier. I am already down 3 pounds (I started Monday). All the recipes, so far, are ridiculously good! And you have taken all the work out of shopping and preparing dinner. I LOVE IT! I a fa(t)shion blogger, but I do and always have known the importance of being healthy. I def. will be purchasing next week’s meal plan! Thanks for putting this out there!
I’m trying to be healthier in what I consume, and think more carefully about processed foods. Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss has been a GREAT guide for me. I recently purchased the Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss meal plan — click here to get yours! In the meal plan Erika outlines a guide to being more cognizant of what you eat, teaches the lost art of snack fu, and shares some recipes that are off the chain yummylicious. The Juicy Lucy burger is INSANELY good, and proves you can enjoy Fourth of July faves without sacrificing your overall health. What’s a Juicy Lucy? It’s a cheeseburger with the cheese stuffed inside the burger instead of on top. So. Yummy. Makes a turkey burger rich and delicious. It’s a must for my Fourth of July menu.
And Ashley said:
I want to sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!! I stumbled on your website in pure frustration with where I was with my weight and I decided to take a chance after reading the reviews. It started out a little rough just getting adjusted to the foods that I have never eaten before, but with much determination and dedication I overcame it!! I shed tears of joy yesterday when I found that I had lost 6 pounds and that was with very minimal workout time due to school and work! I couldn’t help but to come back show my appreciation and order the next round!! Thank you soooooooo very much!
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