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Week 9 Meal Prep

Last week I decided I was going to buy groceries not only for the following week, but for the week after that as well. The idea was cutting down on the time I spent at the grocery store and allowing myself to spend more time traveling over the weekend. However, this posed an interesting problem for me when I went grocery shopping two weeks ago, since I had to think of meals for which the ingredients wouldn’t go bad if I didn’t use them until the following week.

Did that make sense?

Regardless, this week is the result of that little problem. All the ingredients I used to make this meal prep were bought a week in advance, which ruled out using any meat (I could’ve frozen them but I ultimately decided against it). So this week I whipped up two vegetarian dishes: Veggie Lasagna with a side of Baguette for lunch and Cauliflower Green Thai Curry with a side of rice for dinner.

IT WAS SO GOOD. I don’t want you to think that I am just saying that because I have a blog and of course I think my own cooking is good. That’s not the case at all. In fact, I think most of the time I’m pretty good about admitting how mediocre my food is… But this week was different. I am definitely going to make both of these dishes again in the future- they were cheap, easy, and oh so good.

Click here to read my review about how each dish held up over the course of the week!

week 9 finished product

73% Carbs
10% Fat

Ingredients Amount Cost (USD) Protein (g) Carbs (g) Fat (g) Calories (kcal)
Lasagna Noodles 18 sheets $1.72 42g 240g 12g 1260 cal
Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese 30 tbsp $2.99 60g 15g 45g 675 cal
Frozen Chopped Spinach 6 cup $1.49 12g 18g 0g 120 cal
Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce 1 cup $0.66 4g 20g 10g 180 cal
Green Bell Peppers 1 pepper $0.89 1g 7g 0g 33 cal
Onion 0.5 onion $0.35 1g 7g 0g 22 cal
Tomato 4 tomato $1.16 4g 8g 4g 140 cal
Green Onion 3 green onion $0.26 3g 6g 0g 15 cal
Light Shredded Cheese 6 oz $2.00 30g 0g 18g 270 cal
Salt 3 tsp $0.04 0g 0g 0g 0 cal
Pepper 3 tsp $0.08 0g 0g 0g 3 cal
Flour 3.2 cup $0.30 38g 282g 0g 1408 cal
Eggs 1 egg $0.11 6g 0g 5g 72 cal
Salt 6 tsp $0.07 0g 0g 0g 0 cal
Active Dry Yeast 1 packet $0.33 3g 3g 0g 21 cal
Sugar 3 tsp $0.01 0g 13g 0g 45 cal
Gold Potatoes 706 grams $1.19 14g 122g 0g 515 cal
Red Onion 0.5 onion $0.50 1g 6g 0g 25 cal
Red Bell Peppers 1 pepper $0.99 1g 8g 0g 37 cal
Onion 1 onion $0.69 2g 14g 0g 44 cal
Green Onion 3 green onion $0.26 3g 6g 0g 15 cal
Full Fat Coconut Milk 1.5 cup $1.69 6g 6g 66g 660 cal
Cauliflower 1 head $2.79 10g 25g 0g 100 cal
Fresh Garlic 5 clove $0.17 1g 5g 0g 20 cal
Salt 3 tsp $0.04 0g 0g 0g 0 cal
Pepper 3 tsp $0.08 0g 0g 0g 3 cal
Cayenne Pepper 1 tsp $0.11 0g 0g 0g 8 cal
Garlic Powder 2 tsp $0.21 1g 4g 0g 18 cal
Thai Green Curry Seasoning 1 packet $0.99 0g 1g 0g 15 cal
White Rice 2.5 dry cups $1.80 30g 360g 0g 1500 cal
Total - - $23.95 273g 1175g 161g 7224 cal
Total/Day – – $4.34 46g 202g 29g 1238 cal
Total/Meal — — $2.18 25g 107g 15g 657 cal

All together I had 5 servings of cauliflower green thai curry, 6 servings of lasagna, and 8 servings (2 1-inch slices each) of baguette. For 11 meals, the price came out to $4.34 per day or $2.18 per meal- pretty good!