May Meal Plan | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

May Meal Plan

May Meal Plan | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

I’m bringing you a light and easy week-long May meal plan today. May is usually the warmest month in Glasgow, so we’re low on the oven use and light and fresh on ingredients. I’m featuring a couple of meatless dinners, a weekend breakfast, and drink, and a dessert. It’s gonna be awesome.

What’s for dinner?

Creamy Garlic Spinach Dip | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

Mondays are hard, so we’re starting the week with something super simple. Mix up some Creamy Garlic Spinach Dip, and round out the night with some other store-bought dips, snacks, or charcuterie. Let everyone graze, relax, and share.

Chef's Salad | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

This Chef’s Salad is easily a full meal for two. No cooking involved, either, so this would be ideal for warm weather.

Italian Grilled Cheese | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

If you bought some cheese and charcuterie for Monday and still have some leftovers in the fridge, they’d be brilliant in this Italian Grilled Cheese. Serve it with some grilled veggies or soup for a tasty dinner.

Fiery Halloumi Salad | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

Yes, salad again, but this one is covered in homemade sweet chili sauce and lots of grilled cheese. Fiery Halloumi Salad is awesome. Get some crusty bread and go to town.

We’ve made it to the end of another hard week, so we deserve a bowl of carby goodness. If you have fresh sweet corn for this Bacon & Corn Risotto, definitely use that, but frozen or canned is good, too. I think this might be my favorite risotto.

What else are we eating?

Cheddar Jalapeno Biscuits | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

Along with some bacon and eggs, make these Cheddar Jalapeno Biscuits. Or just eat them on their own. I mean, you, six biscuits, and a stick of salted butter could be pretty awesome.

Cloudy Cider Cup | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

This Cloudy Cider Cup is so refreshing. Load up your cup with fresh fresh fruit and herbs. It’s an excellent way to unwind in the sun.

Jam Tarts | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

Jam Tarts give me that late Spring feeling. Eat them outside on the grass with a cup of tea for bonus points.

What groceries will I need?

Fresh ingredients you may need to pick up at the store:

  • cream cheese
  • fresh garlic
  • baby spinach
  • sour cream
  • lemons
  • lettuce
  • deli ham
  • Swiss cheese
  • bakery bread
  • fresh mozzarella
  • proscuitto
  • Parmesan cheese
  • red chillies
  • limes
  • halloumi cheese
  • bacon
  • green onions (aka spring onions or scallions)
  • Greek yogurt
  • cheddar cheese
  • chives
  • cucumbers
  • apples
  • mint

Ingredients you may have in your pantry or fridge:

  • Olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • canned corn
  • mustard
  • white wine vinegar
  • jarred pesto
  • jarred sun-dried tomatoes
  • balsamic vinegar
  • butter
  • honey
  • chicken stock
  • arborio rice
  • all-purpose or plain flour
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • cream of tartar
  • buttermilk
  • eggs
  • cloudy hard cider
  • gin
  • vanilla extract
  • jam

I’m getting hungry writing out this meal plan. You’d have a truly awesome week if you ate all of this. Let me know if you try any or all of these recipes. How did it go? Show me your photos on Instagram. Thanks for being here, friends.

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