|Megan from Miss Madison's Charmed Life blog|
I menu-plan for a whole month at a time for dinner, which has made life so much easier and provides a real savings in our budget. I wouldn't be able to put some variety in there without Pinterest, though.
I would love to start incorporating some of Megan's tips from her list in my menu planning and lunches. With that said, I am not a fan of organic/natural foods, for the most part. There is a lot of hype surrounding it, and I know how hard our farmers work to produce our food that do not fall in either category. I am just fine with eating things on this list that are "normal". I am happy to say we LOVE using lean cuts of beef and deer burger for most of our recipes. Those are lean sources of protein so I'm good with those, too. I also would have a very hard time letting go of my milk. I use it in my protein shakes, and it is an excellent balance of good carbs/vitamins/protein after a workout and for breakfast. Other than that, I am working on buying more from the list.
Here is a sample of her list:
Fatty Proteins Lean proteins Sweeteners Dairy Condiments Carbs/Starches Misc
*coffee, teas, all flours except white, spices, fruits and veggies.
Pretty big list, huh?!
*~*Anyone out there have other ideas for clean eating ingredients?*~*