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Whole Foods May 2014 Menu


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First of all, this isn’t for the grocery store Whole Foods, it is a menu for those that want to spend more time making their meals from scratch. For a detailed explanation of what is involved in creating this menu we have a post welcoming you to this menu. If you are new and not sure how to get started we have a wonderful series starting with 5 easy steps to get you on your way to once a month cooking. Good luck!

Is your family making the transition to whole foods in 2014? Or maybe you have set a New Year’s Resolution to eat healthier in 2014? Or perhaps you find yourself curious about the whole foods/real food lifestyle? Whatever the case may be, you should consider following last year’s year-long journey to help families transition to real food if they so desire through Get Real 2012!

If you like this menu you might want to check out all our past Whole Foods menus or in-season menus – May 2011′s, May 2012′s or May 2013′s menus if you are looking for something different!

The links below are just so you can see which recipes are included in this month's menu. WE DO THE WORK FOR YOU! To see freezer instructions and adapt recipes to your family size see the RECIPE CARDS below.


Twisted Cinnamon Spice Sticks

Twisted Cinnamon Spice Sticks



Balsamic Chicken Sausage Kebabs

Balsamic Chicken Sausage Kebabs

Add Ons

**Indicates meals that require NO COOKING on your OAMC BIG DAY aka “throw and go” meals, perfect for the family who needs to adjust to just do the quick meals!

Document Update

As you can see we have a NEW way of getting and printing your monthly menu documents. As part of that change, we have also changed the type/size of labels we use. The above labels will print four to a page and line up with Avery 8168/5168 labels or equivalent.

Pinterest:Whole Foods May 2014 Freezer Menu via Pinterest

Are you a person that likes to see the menus visually? Perhaps you should check out the May 2014 Whole Foods Menu via Pinterest to see the yummy goodness you will be cooking up on this menu. Not sure what Pinterest is all about, check out what Once A Month Meals has to say about it.

Test Cooks

Each month we have some wonderful volunteers who “test” out the menu prior to publication. They do an amazing job of helping to eliminate confusion and mistakes. They may not catch everything but they sure do catch A LOT! If you are interested in test cook, feel free to volunteer. Here is a little bit about this month’s test cooks:

  • Kari Romine - I am a stay at home mom of 3 and I love to cook. I strive to feed my family healthy, quick, and inexpensive meals, and once a month cooking allows me to do that with out spending all day every day in the kitchen.
  • Katy Sobek- My name is Katy Sobek and this is my first month as a test cook! I learned about Once a Month Meals when I was writing my Ph.D. dissertation in the Fall of 2013. As a wife and mother of a 21 month old (and another baby on the way!), OAMM was just what I needed to streamline my meal planning, prepping, and cooking. In my free time I like to run, needlepoint, crochet, and spend time with family and friends.
  • Mary Smith-  I face a common challenge of women in our culture – balancing work (teaching at a community college), play (exercising with other women or playing golf with my husband), and family (including three awesome young grandchildren). I find cooking actually brings a sense of balance – perhaps because it provides a means of showing my love within my circle of family and friends. And how rewarding to have a meal end with my husband saying, “Not many restaurants could have beat this meal.

Get Started

Are you new to Once A Month Meals or once a month cooking (oamc) in general? If so, you might want to spend a few minutes (or hours) on the Get Started Series. If you are in a real hurry to catch on we have written some simple steps for getting started. Welcome!

5 Responses to “Whole Foods May 2014 Menu”

  1. erica says:

    I have been looking for a menu like this for sloop long. Thank you thank you thank you!

  2. Christine says:

    I can’t wait to experience my first big cooking day! I think I will love this method :-) BTW – The ingredients list for the Crockpot Thai Peanut Pork doesn’t include the 1/2 cup peanut butter that is listed on the original website – will that affect the shopping list? Thanks!

    • Lisa says:

      Welcome Christine! We would love to hear how your big cooking day goes. On all of our menus, the links to the recipes on the Menu page, go to the source of the recipe, not our adaptation. The grocery list will reflect the ingredients that are on the recipe cards for cooking day. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us at info at onceamonthmeals.com

  3. Jeff says:

    I’m a little late getting to this month’s offering, but it went off without a hitch this weekend. The Asparagus Risotto was absolutely to die for. Just an FYI, I do think I experienced an issue with the count of 8×8 pans on the Sausage Pear Casserole. For 3 people, it called for *6* 8×8 pans, should probably be 2 or 4. I think it was probably due to the “cannot divide” thing with eggs and such, but there was barely sufficient food with four pans, and probably would have preferred two.

    • Lisa says:

      Well done Jeff! Thank you for sharing how your day went. We will look at the Sausage Pear Casserole again and update if needed.

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