Minimalist Meal Plan

This week, I wanted to take the time to share a minimalist meal plan. It will consist of 7 meals, as all of our other meal plans, but that focus on simple easy recipes. Our aim is to minimize the amount of ingredients necessary, and also to minimize our spending for No Spend September. 

Weekly Meal Plan Spaghetti

Minimalist Meal Plan


  • Fettuccine or Spaghetti Pasta
  • Mushrooms
  • Garlic
  • Milk
  • Cream Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Maple Syrup
  • Tofu
  • Rice
  • Black Beans
  • Avocado
  • Soya Sauce
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cauliflower
  • Flour
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Hot Sauce
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Potatoes
  • Pizza sauce
  • Leftover Vegetables (tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers)
  • Cheese
  • Creamed Corn
  • Yves Veggie Ground Beef
  • Instant Noodles
  • Red Pepper
  • Snap Peas
  • Carrots
  • Sesame Oil
  • Ground Ginger
  • Sriracha
  • Barley
  • Celery
  • Onion
  • Tomato
  • Vegetable Broth


  • Fettuccine or Spaghetti
  • Milk
  • Tofu
  • Avocado
  • Red Pepper
  • Snap Peas
  • Celery

Sunday Mornings in Moncton

Our grocery list this week is a bit longer than the past couple of weeks, but we’re integrating lots of the ingredients we have at home to use up what we’ve already got. Recipes with similar ingredients include Fettuccine Alfredo, Pizza, and Lo Mein (they all have mushrooms). The Cauliflower Wings recipe was chosen because we have leftover cauliflower. We already had all the ingredients for Shepherd’s Pie so that was an obvious choice. Lo Mein and Barley Soup were chosen so we could use up a lot of the carrots that we received from our families gardens. And finally the Homemade Pizza and Tofu Black Bean Avocado were chosen because they are easy and delicious.

Do you have any other suggestions for our Minimalist Meal Plan? If so, let us know in the comments!

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