Menu Plan Monday – Zoodles!

Chicken and zoodles

Every Monday I post my menu from the previous week, as well as the cost for some of my meals. This is to show how easy it is for a real, busy person to eat real food on a budget. 

Last week I finally received my veggie twister that I’d bought on eBay quite a while ago. I was very excited and made a batch of zoodles (zucchini noodles) to eat with some homemade pasta sauce. They were about a million times better than ordinary pasta and I will definitely be making them again!

Looking at last week’s menu I also ate out quite a bit. Luckily it wasn’t all at restaurants – I went to friends’ houses a couple of nights, which was great.

Monday – Baked chicken with zucchini noodles and homemade capsicum pasta sauce.

Costs for Monday’s meal: 2 x organic chicken drumsticks (95c), 1 zucchini (75c), 1 red capsicum (30c), 2 cloves garlic (10c), 1/2 Tbsp olive oil (6c) and 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds (16c) = $2.32

Gluten free burger

Tuesday – Gluten free burger out with a friend.

Boiled eggs with bacon and veggies

Wednesday – Boiled eggs with bacon and roasted capsicum, red onion and zucchini.

Slow cooked lamb shank

Thursday – Slow cooked lamb shank marinated with lemon and oregano, and cooked with potato, eggplant and zucchini.

Nachos Eat Street market

Friday – Nachos at the Eat Street Markets, followed by ice cream.

Saturday – Pot luck dinner party at a friend’s house. I took along some of my Paleo chocolate slice.

Sunday – Dumplings at a friend’s house.

What was on your menu last week?

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  1. Are those beets on your burger?

  2. It’s very cool seeing the costing for some of the recipes. I often see people saying ‘real food’ is too expensive, but I think fresh food is still cheaper than nearly all processed / bought / junk food.

    • Thanks Fiona 🙂 It really depends on what kind of processed food. I have a friend who lives on two-minute noodles, at the cost of 30c per meal, but it’s not very healthy (obviously). But on the other hand, cooking from scratch is much cheaper than buying frozen meals to microwave.

  3. Zoodles! What a fun word 🙂 I’ve never heard of beets on a burger either . . most of the people I know who eat beets eat them pickled as a side dish.

  4. Hi Liz,
    Just checking in – I hope all is well with you – working hard, I imagine!

  5. hi , Liz, how are you recently? Haven’t seen you for quite a while? Hope you everything goes well and have a lovely great Easter holiday.

  6. Zoodles! sounds fun. Everything looks delicious. I am going to make Kale pesto pasta this week 🙂

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