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    Weekly Menu Planner

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    Does anyone do a weekly meal planner they are willing to share? Seems like a great idea (see Robb Wolf's post).

    I can only guess it would save money on food as well. Looking forward to hearing any replies!

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    I use a calendar in excel (I'm a nerd) but I can roughly plan for the month. It helps me when i order meat, because I only order once a month.

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    I haven't read Rob Wolf's post, so maybe this isn't relevant, but I just save recipes that look interesting as I see them, and before I go grocery shopping I pick out what I what meals I'll be making. Personally, I only plan for 5 dinners as I know that we'll end up doing eggs/going out to eat/going to a friend's house. You know?

    I also don't plan for breakfast (usually) because my husband doesn't eat it, and I usually eat eggs and veggies. Lunches are leftovers.

    This week I have
    - unstuffed cabbage (from lifeasaplate blog)
    -pizza (with a coconut flour and flax crust)
    - pork fried "rice" (from health-bent)
    -Pumpkin chili (from health-bent)
    - Spicy asian chicken and broccoli over zucchini "noodles" (own recipe)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jqbancroft View Post

    This week I have
    - unstuffed cabbage (from lifeasaplate blog)
    -pizza (with a coconut flour and flax crust)
    - pork fried "rice" (from health-bent)
    -Pumpkin chili (from health-bent)
    - Spicy asian chicken and broccoli over zucchini "noodles" (own recipe)
    *Drool* How could a girl bribe these recipes out of you?

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    Since I track stuff in SparkPeople, I usually plan the day(s) ahead based on meals I know I'm going to have. I find it helps me "rebudget" my days accordingly, knowing that (for example) I'll be going out for sushi, or my mom is making spaghetti.

    Not sure if that would help with meal planning under normal circumstances, but it might help some of you.
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    Haha, just a request! I'll edit my original post and give links to where I got them.


    For the asian dish, I throw a giant glob of peanutbutter, some splashes of soy sauce and water (equal amounts) into a saucepan and give it a taste. If it's too bland, I add more peanut butter. If it tastes powerfully of soy sauce, I add more water and maybe more peanutbutter. If I can't taste the soy sauce at all, I add some (you get the picture). When the is the right consistency (personal preference) I add a bunch of red pepper flakes and pour it over sauteed chicken, broccoli, and zucchini noodles (or just broccoli and chicken). It's simple, but it's always been a winner! I used to serve it over noodles and it was hit. When I went primal I changed it to veggies and it's still awesome.
    The asian dish isn't ENTIRELY primal because of the peanutbutter, but I don't really care. If you do, you could probably use another nut butter (almond is safest bet, I'd think since cashews are out) but I haven't tested that.

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    I also use SparkPeople, you can plan up to a week ahead.

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    We have a giant calendar in our kitchen that we write out all our dinners on, as well as events/appointments. I do 2 week spans. Currently we're on a rotation of chicken, fish, critter (anything that's not chicken or fish, lol). Stir fry is a great option for chicken (serve over broccoli slaw with almond butter sesame sauce), fish is great for really fast meals and very versatile. We usually try to have critter on the weekends cuz the recipes from PB Cookbook take FOREVER (4 hours for enchiladas? Really?)

    tonight we're having crockpot ribs, yum!
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    OK I found what I was looking for. Thought I'd share it. With 3 young boys, and my wife and I working opposite shifts, I can see this coming in handy.

    http://www.vertex42.com/Files/weekly-meal-planner.pdf

    http://www.btbfitness.com/nutrition-...leo-style.html

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    Thanks, Tango! Looks simple.
    "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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