Introduction to the Whole Foods Menu
Welcome to the Whole Foods Once a Month Meals Menu
Pure and simple. Isn’t that what we all strive for in life? Why shouldn’t it be the same with the food you eat? It’s the fuel for your body and mind, so why complicate it? The Whole Foods Once A Month Meals menu is here to help you achieve just that: simple meals with unprocessed, fresh, local and seasonal ingredients while still keeping your valued time in mind. Whole Foods can take more time to prepare, but they are worth every minute you spend, and you will not be disappointed with the end result.
This menu will focus on simple ingredients and as little to no processed foods as possible. The menu will help you to look in more detail at the items you purchase from your local stores. Simply put, we will strive for no GMO (genetically modified organisms), no HFCS (high fructose corn syrup), and no artificial ingredients in this menu.
We encourage you to get organic and as local as possible produce. Sometimes we will encourage you to buy natural/organic items instead of making your own due to time, resources, season, etc. but there will be add on items to make yourself. Again this menu will take longer than the other menus to achieve a month worth of meals.
Breakfast Recipes – 3
These breakfast ideas will help everyone start their day off right with a full belly. There will also be a recipe that you can use for those lazy mornings when you want something a little more hearty.
Lunch Recipes – 3
Lunches will be hearty yet light to get you through the peak of the day. They will be as family friendly as possible to keep everyone happy! A majority of the time these meals are geared to be served cold or to have minimal prep on the stovetop or microwave. If they needed heated they will be in readily available means that are quick and easy, for example microwaved. This way, whether you are feeding the family at home or preparing a meal at work, you don’t waste the lunch hour in the kitchen for your food to be prepared.
Dinner Recipes – 6
Dinner will be a good variety for you to choose from. There will be a good blend of meat and meatless variety to keep you and your food budgets feeling good. There will also be a mix of seasonal produce in each menu.
Once A Month Meals Etiquette
As we move towards having a Once A Month Meals Whole Foods section, please be aware that there are other menu options that DO include processed foods and/or foods that you would not find to be Whole Foods friendly. However, we are one community geared around freezer cooking. So be mindful of others and that their ways may not be yours. Also note that if you subscribe to Once A Month Meals that you will also receive recipes from the other menus and therefore those recipes may not be geared to Whole Foods, feel free to skip pass them or to adapt them to your Whole Foods lifestyle.
Whole Foods Once A Month Meals Format
the menu is formatted in such a way that can be easily customized to the number of persons in your household. Each menu will be originally formatted for ONE person. If you are cooking for one, you’ll love this! Of course, all the recipe ideas will be healthy enough for every member in your family so the menu, grocery list, and recipe cards can be easily formatted for the exact number of people you are cooking for. To adjust the menu, grocery list, and recipe cards for quantity, look for the YELLOW BOX on each document and input the amount of people you’ll be cooking for. For those in your family that require additional calories, you can easily fill them with extra side items and snacks throughout the day.
If you haven’t heard, we are diligently working on a brand new system with updated menu resource documents that are cleaner, easier to understand, and ON-THE-SITE with no more need for Google Docs. If you aren’t a member yet, now is the time because all current members will get the new upgrades at NO additional cost!