Weekly Meal Plan: Coconut Lime

Grocery shopping can be a little overwhelming.. and when you want to get creative, sometimes it can get incredibly expensive! Since I live on a budget, I like to make sure that I use up everything I buy and that I don't run around the grocery store buying all these random ingredients to make different meals each week. Each one of those different spices / ingredients add up $$, which is totally unecessary. So, when I make up my meal plans, I spotlight a couple ingredients or a flavor group, and buy food / make food that revolves around it. 

This week's spotlight is coconut lime. 

So I know it's February 11th and currently 30 degrees in STL, but I've been craving some foods that remind me of a July day by the pool. I found a couple of warm, spicy, and of course paleo recipes that I'm going to try this week! 

Reminder: all my meal plans are assuming two people for dinner and just myself for the rest of the day

meal plan

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I included a couple green smoothie recipes that I love in case you want options for those morning smoothies. Pictured below on the right is my favorite, especially on long run days! 

Easy Tropical Green Smoothie

Easy Tropical Green smoothie recipe


1 -2 cups kale

1 cup unsweetened coconut water or almond milk* 

1 cup frozen pineapple

1/2 frozen banana

1-2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp chia seeds

*add more liquid if needed

Shopping List

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What meal ingredients would you like me to spotlight next? Comment below!