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Recipes & Grocery List from Last Week

March 26, 2017

Healthy Cod

If I can I do my grocery shopping on Saturday morning. I've turned it into a kind of ritual where I relax in bed Saturday morning while I look up recipes or brainstorm new recipes with my husband. Once the list is complete we hop up and head to the store. We try to get there early Saturday morning so the store is empty. With the list in hand we divide and conquer. For some reason I love having the grocery shopping done and my fridge full by 10am on a Saturday morning. I normally make around 3-4 dinners a week so I thought I'd share my grocery list and the recipes I'm making in case you guys just want to copy what I've done. For the work week I try to be relatively healthy, but sometimes I'll stray away. Let me know via Instagram (@clairecraves) or Twitter (@clairecraves) if you have any questions or comments!

Recipes:

 

Healthy Cod

Pistachio-Crusted Cod

 

This was SO good and super healthy – I’ll definitely be making it again. Instead of Martha’s couscous I just bought whole wheat couscous and mixed some parsley.

Farro Salad

Bon Appetit’s Herby Barley Salad with Mushrooms

Another healthy and delicious recipe. I didn’t use barley because I already had farro which was a great substitute. In my opinion you could probably use farro or quinoa as a substitute – maybe even wild rice…mmm..

quinoa salad

Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad

 

If you haven’t noticed I really like grains mixed with vegetables – this one is pretty easy especially if you just buy the carrots pre-chopped (I know it’s more expensive, but sometimes it’s worth it)

pasta salad

Apple, Grape and Pecan Pasta Salad

Here I used whole-wheat penne instead and it was so good. I definitely had enough for leftovers when I followed the recipe.

healthy protein balls

Coconut-Lemon Energy Balls

If you like the taste of lemon you will love these – lemon is probably my favorite flavor on this earth so I loved these little snacks

Grocery List:


Rough Cost: $85

(This grocery list is organized based on my grocery store’s layout, feel free to adjust for yours. I also decreased the recipe sizes since I’m only cooking for two. I have added an asterisk next to the items I already had in my pantry)

  • 5 Lemons
  • 2 apples
  • Grapes
  • Bag of shredded carrots
  • Scallions
  • 2 shallots
  • Garlic*
  • Parsley
  • Thyme*
  • Cilantro*
  • 8oz Mushrooms (any kind you like)
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Honey*
  • Whole wheat penne
  • Barley or Farro*
  • Cod Fillets (I got two 6oz)
  • 1 (150z) can of Chickpeas*
  • Whole wheat quinoa*
  • Pecans (3/4 cup worth)
  • Pistachios (about a cup’s worth)*
  • Cashews (1.5 cups worth)
  • Dried Dates¬†(1/3 cup worth)
  • Golden Raisins (1/3 cup worth)
  • Dijon Mustard*
  • Vegetable Oil*
  • Olive Oil*
  • Coconut Oil*
  • Shredded Coconut*
  • Salt*
  • Ground Black Pepper*
  • Chili Powder*
  • Cumin*
  • Turmeric*
  • Unsalted butter*