CNC Meal Plan: Week of November 4

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Hi, friends! Happy Sunday!

I did all of my meal planning like I normally do for my shopping this week, but then I forgot my grocery list at home. Doh! I wasn’t about to drive home to get it, so I did my best to remember the meals (and their ingredients) I had planned for the week. I actually remembered just about everything (yay!), but I ended up shopping off my list quite a bit. I bought some apple cider and mulling spices (along other things), which, of course, isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but I definitely didn’t stick to our budget this week and went over about $20. Oops! I guess that list was kind of important. Lesson learned!


Here’s this week’s meal plan and shopping list:

  • Sunday: Sushi
  • Monday: Mustard-Glazed Chicken with Candied Carrots (both recipes from Practical Paleo)
  • Tuesday: Taco salads
  • Wednesday: Potato & Chicken Salad with bacon and Brussels sprouts
  • Thursday: Pork Tenderloin and Roasted Apples with Cider-Thyme Sauce
  • Friday: Shrimp Stir Fry
  • Saturday: Out to dinner

Grocery shopping list*:

  • Bananas
  • Peanut butter
  • Mushrooms
  • Almond milk
  • Kale
  • Salsa
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Bacon
  • Dijon mustard
  • Carrots
  • Cinnamon
  • Shredded coconut
  • Avocado
  • Deli turkey
  • Heavy cream
  • Ground beef
  • Chicken
  • Green bell pepper
  • Green beans
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Potatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Pork
  • Eggs
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Bread
  • Greek yogurt

*My shopping list doesn’t include all of the ingredients necessary to make the above meals. For a complete list, please see the individual recipes linked above.

When I got home from the grocery store, Mal offered to help me carry the groceries into the house, but I told him I could I do it on my own.


Please tell me I’m not the only person who gets excited about carrying all of the groceries in the house on one trip!



  1. I love looking at your grocery list each week and almost always seeing peanut butter! I am the same way. LOVE nut butter. I go through at least a jar a week. How often would you say you go through a jar of nut butter?

  2. I’m so stubborn…My hands and arms will turn purple before I ask for help bring groceries or bags in from the car haha its pretty ridiculous

  3. I am all about making it with one trip. I’ve learned to “wear” bags up to my elbows! The best part is when I get everything loaded and can still close the back door of my SUV.

  4. I always forget my list…well not always but a lot! Such a pain, though I think most of it stays in there; when I do remember it I tend to only give it a glance. I all for carrying in all the shopping in one go…though I buy way too much, it’s not humanly possible!

  5. I was cracking up reading this post because I will stop at nothing to carry in all the bags in one trip, whether that’s two bags or twenty bags. It’s so bad that even though I’ll succeed getting all the bags out of the car (and onto my arms) AND closing the car door, I’ll get stuck trying to fit through the garage door with all the bags around me. That’s when I have to take a deep breath, set down some bags, exit the garage, reload, and make it up the steps to my house… So stubborn.

  6. Lists seriously keep me on track. Otherwise I’m like “oh that looks good!” and it gets thrown in the cart with everything else. Meal planning is definitely helpful, but once in awhile spontaneity is nice! I’m super proud of myself when I have 6 bags of groceries in each arm when walking into the house. It covers my weight training for the week!

  7. Coming out of lurk status to say it is by far a huge accomplishment to get all the groceries inside on one trip. We have no gas (thanks sandy!) so I had to do our shopping at a local bodega. Yea there goes this weeks budget!

  8. Haha Dos Equis man is the bomb and I definitely love being able to bring in all my groceries! Like you, if my husband asks to help I try to act like that isn’t even necessary as I drop bags on the way up the stairs. Oh well, atleast I try to look like I have it all under control πŸ˜‰

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  10. Lol! No! I layer myself in bags so that I do not have to return! City life+Apartment living= never wanting to go all the way back to my car (or if I’m on the subway I HAVE to attach it to my body somehow!). There are hilarious days of having a back pack full of dance attire, wallet, sunglasses, kale, eggs…oatmeal;)!

  11. HAHA I would much rather almost kill myself going up 2 flights of stairs to my apartment with all my shopping bags vs having to go back for a second trip! πŸ™‚

  12. I hate it when I forget my list – whenever I do that I end up having to go back to the grocery store a few days later to get the rest of the groceries I forgot to buy! πŸ˜›

    That pork with apples sounds like it’s going to be amazing!

  13. I refuse to make more than one trip from the car to the house {especially in rain} so I will struggle if it means getting into the house faster! lol

  14. It’s interesting that you buy almond milk versus regular milk, it’s definitely an item I’ll have to pick up next time I am out! I love food shopping, and seeing your list gives me a few new ideas! Good job on getting all the bags in at once, I do the same thing!

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