I’m fairly new to your blog. I enjoy reading your thoughts and am looking forward to making the pumpkin waffles soon. By the way, I mill my own wheat and bake my own bread, too.
After looking at your menu plans for about a month now, I have a concern. The most current recommendation is 7-13 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. I personally struggle with this myself, but I am very aware of the large amount of research showing that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is crucial to good health.
Here’s what I do. While I try to buy produce that is in season like oranges right now, I find it very convenient to have a freezer stocked with frozen veggies. I was buying most of them from Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods, but recently switched from Sam’s to Costco Wholesale. Now I can buy a lot of organic frozen veggies in bulk and save a huge amount of money. Of course, most local grocery stores sell bulk bags of frozen veggies, too, as opposed to Green Giant or even the grocery store brand. My toddler loves eating steamed peas, carrots, green beans, mixed veggies, lima beans, etc. It’s so easy and fast to steam them, too.
So I just want to encourage you to integrate way more produce into your weekly menu plans. I can tell we are both trying to feed our families healthy, frugal meals. Thank you for your post and keep at it.