~ 5 batches of whole wheat biscuit mix
~ 3 batches of whole wheat pancake mix
~ 4 batches breakfast cookie mix
~ 4 batches peanut butter baked oatmeal mix
~ 2 batches of protein bars (made them and will put them in individual bags to freeze)
~ Breakfast taco filling (actually, Robert made this)
The protein bars are AMAZING and EASY. Let me explain how I made them (just a little different than the recipe from Passionate Homemaking):
Place these ingredients in the food processor and pulse until almost a paste:
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup peanuts
- 1/4 cup flax seeds
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
These taste so much better than the "store bought" kind and are much less processed.
Today, I spent the afternoon working on my meal plan and organizing many things. Here is what I came up with (though still a work in progress!):
I made a spreadsheet on google docs titled Meal Planning, and it has three different tabs: List of Meals for the Month, Weekly Meal Plan, and Shopping List.
Each month, I will come up with a list of 21 meals for the month. I realize there are 30-31 days, but we always end up having tons of leftovers.
With that list of 21 meals, I will make my weekly meal plan. As part of my weekly plan, each day I included a way to write what I need to do to prep for the next day (if there's anything).
The third tab is my grocery list. It is very short right now because I just did a big shopping trip last week. I did decide that I'm going to go ahead and get some more chickens at the Farmer's market this weekend, and some fruit, but that's all we should need for a while :).