Monday Menu Plan for January 25, 2016 and a Fruit Box Giveaway {ENDED}

This entry is part 5 of 112 in the series Monday-Menu Plan


Happy Monday! I hope you had a delicious week last week. We sure did.

I'm still dipping my foot into the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle. I'm testing dishes and eating a lot more fruits and vegetables.

Speaking of fruits and veggies I have a lovely giveaway for one of you today so do read on.

Today's beautiful bounty comes from  GrubMarket an online farmers market.

About GrubMarket:


GrubMarket is all about providing accessibility by delivering…
  • Unbeatable prices:  While many food delivery services and premium grocers cater to high-income earners, GrubMarket is committed to making fresh and delicious food accessible to all people by keeping their prices consistently lower than all comparable grocers.
  • Convenience:  Through their reliable operations, GrubMarket is committed to providing people in food deserts (ie. areas without farmers' markets and fresh grocery stores) with access to high-quality, freshly-harvested items that they would typically find at a farmers' market or Whole Foods store.  Additionally, they offer free delivery across the U.S. for all orders above $59.
  • Food Discovery:  GrubMarket provides a platform for their partnering small farms and vendors to sell their items directly to customers.  Many of these food producers have challenges getting shelf space at grocery stores, and/or may not want to pay the upfront costs of hosting farmers' market tables.  GrubMarket gives these food producers access to tens of thousands of customers through a robust online marketplace, regardless of the food producers' production scale.
GrubMarket firmly believes that you, your family, and your friends should always have the opportunity to eat well, and that price should never be a barrier between you and healthy, delicious, and freshly-harvested food.
They work with a variety of farms and artisan producers to bring you high-quality foods and other items at prices that are up to 50% OFF what you'd typically find at other grocers.

The Produce

So GrubMarket sent me a nice heavy box filled with picked to perfection fruits. I mean really! Everything was surprisingly ripe and we are enjoying it all!
This box came at a great time. My daughter was having a poopy day and I used this box to put a big smile on her face. She loves her fruit so when she saw this sitting on the counter it was all smiles.
The fruits were packed so that nothing was bruised. Amazing! Especially when you think about pears. It was also labeled so that the delivery man too gentle care with it.
Most of the fruits were labeled so we knew where they came from. That's kind of important in our home. Everything but the pineapple was labeled as US. The pineapple says (it's in the fridge right now) Costa Rica.
From GrubMarket I received a box with….
  • 3 apples
  • 3 oranges, two of which were purple (so cool)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 1 pear
  • 1 big ripe pineapple
  • 1 big pomelo
  • 1 package of Medjool Dates
We eat a lot of fruit in my home so we're trying to take our time but, yeah, everything is about gone. The oranges have been very sweet!
So now I would like to share this bounty with you.
Read on about my this week's menu and then scroll down to enter the giveaway.
My Weekly Menu Plan:


 Homemade Granola

Pancakes (THM)

Eggs and veggies


Salad in a jar


Lettuce Wraps


Monday: African Stew and Bean Patties

Tuesday: Flank Steak and Veggies

Wednesday: Roast Lamb with veggies

Thursday: Soup to be determined, might be chili

Friday: Pitas with lamb and tzatziki sauce


What’s on your menu?

    • Read some Menu Planning articles for tips on planning your weekly menu
    • Need delicious easy recipes for your family? Simplified Dinners is your template for fresh easy recipes every day.

About the Giveaway

One of my readers will receive a regular-size California Fruit Bounty box from GrubMarket

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.



You can connect with GrubMarket online here:

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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  1. I am trying my best to eat fruits and vegetables every day. It’s just difficult for me to eat enough of them.

  2. No, I am not eating fruits and vegetables everyday. However, I am trying to find ways to use more fresh fruits and vegetables in my meal plans so I can stop eating fast foods.

  3. We think we aren’t quite eating our 5 a day…our winter CSA just stopped too, so we are trying to remember how to buy enough fruits and veggies at the grocery store.

  4. I do not eat them daily as I should but love my fruits and veggies. What a great giveaway this would be to win.

  5. I have been awful about eating them but it is one of my goals this year to do better in that area and in the green foods area.

  6. I’ll be honest: I probably get 2-3 servings on an average day in winter.
    Summer I’m much better because we eat so much straight from the garden.

  7. yeah I eat fruits and veggies every day but now im working on trying to get a wider variety in my diet rather than just a few .

  8. During the past month I’ve put myself on a 1200 calorie exchange weight loss program, so I’m getting 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegies each day.

  9. I eat a lot of fruit. Since I quit smoking, I do find myself wanting to eat, so I satisfy that craving with fruit.

  10. I try to get my fruits and veggies in each day. Most days I do well. I would love to win this-your review has really intrigued me 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

  11. The only reason I am good about eating them every day is because I’m paying attention to the kid’s nutrition! He’s helped me be healthier for sure 🙂

  12. Yes I eat fruit and vegetables every day, I would love to try the delivery box so it would mix things up a bit.

  13. I eat mainly veggies right now due to having GD and fruits can spike it if I am not careful. But I could totally go for a pineapple about now!

  14. We love fresh produce so we do pretty good eating it every day. I could probably eat my weight in fresh apples and pears every day, but that’s probably not a good idea.. hehe!

  15. Yes my whole family eat there fruits and veggies everyday. Even my four year old. Our favorite things to do are.
    Beet, lemon, ginger, tea
    Banana, blueberry,kale pops
    Banana, pineapple, coconut pops
    Juiced carrots and oranges
    Fruit salad
    And fruit waffles.


  16. I know we are suppose to eat nine servings a day but honestly we struggle eating five a day! Fruit smoothies help and I love to make stir-fries with veggies and chicken.

  17. I try to make a point to eat a fruit or veggie with every meal, and we typically have two veggies at supper. Hopefully getting close to my daily amount!

  18. I try to eat fruits and veggies every day but it is really hard in the colder months as produce is so expensive where I live.

  19. My children eat a ton of fruit. I am buying it all week! I eat a ton of veggies. I love fruit, but only have it on occasion due to sugar content. I love it though, and my kids inhale it. 😀

    Thanks for hosting this!

    (Under the Sky)

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