Menu Planning

Saturday Shopping List // FALL (now with vegan + GF options)

Friends.  I have decided to add a new feature to this Saturday Shopping List series.  Many of the recipes I pick out are gluten free, vegan, or both but not all of them.  So, to cater to those of you who take it a step further, I am adding vegan and gluten free alterations to all recipes as a note under each recipe for every post.  This will also be reflected in the shopping list.  I hope this can make this experience a little more inclusive.

I have been angry about fall, but this week the romance of autumn has swept me up.  Although I’m not excited about the cold, the warm days with crisp mornings and amazing light pouring through a kaleidoscope of changing leaves is just plain hard not to love.  So here you have a weeks worth of dinners, all singing autumn’s praises.  I hope this makes your weeks a little more warm and comforting.

Keep me updated on how your week is going or what recipes you enjoy by tagging your photos on Instagram with #keepingwillow.  Leave me a comment below telling me what you didn’t like, how much your groceries cost or what your kids really liked.

You can download your shopping list below.  Many of the things on the list you will already have.  Just check off the the things you need.  There is space below each category to add any other things you need to buy for the week.

You can find all of the recipes for this week in one place by following my “Saturday Shopping List” board on Pinterest here.

Total cost (for all groceries I bought including other food): $95

Shopping List (download)

M E N U //

Screen Shot 2015-10-24 at 4.08.30 PM

Another delicious looking recipe by Minimalist Baker.  We love pad thai and can’t wait to try this comforting variation.  (Use tamari for soy sauce if you are gluten free.  Already vegan) RECIPE

Screen Shot 2015-10-24 at 4.10.32 PM

I love how I know all recipes from My New Roots are crazy healthy.  Full of color and fresh vegetables, this salad gives all the comfort you need for a cool fall day as well as the vitamins to deal with less sunshine. (use gluten free bread for croutons if GF.  Use coconut oil for ghee if vegan) RECIPE

Screen Shot 2015-10-24 at 4.11.40 PM

Check out this clean and fresh blog, Brooklyn Supper.  I don’t usually love wild rice but this recipe looks so divine.  (already GF. Sub coconut oil for butter and vegan creamer or cashew cream for half & half if vegan) RECIPE

Screen Shot 2015-10-24 at 4.12.50 PM

There is something magical about the combination of sweet potatoes, black beans and avocados.  And the green rice Cookie + Kate came up with looks yummy! (already vegan & gluten free!- unless you throw some feta on top) RECIPE

Screen Shot 2015-10-24 at 4.14.02 PM

A beautifully fragrant and comforting lentil dish by Naturally Ella.  If you don’t have a mortar and pestle or spice grinder, you can always buy the ground versions of the spices and just toast lightly in a pan.  Serve with your favorite grain — I put on the shopping list rice or quinoa. (already vegan & GF!) RECIPE

Screen Shot 2015-10-24 at 4.15.56 PM

This recipe by Green Kitchen Stories looks crazy beautiful.  Like, maybe you’ll want to invite friends over on Thursday night. If you can’t find romesco broccoli you can also use cauliflower or regular broccoli as a substitute. (already vegan & gluten free!) RECIPE

Screen Shot 2015-10-24 at 4.17.04 PM

You will find a lot of these pureed soups on here because they are serious the easiest and fastest meals to make.  And to top it off this one by Feasting at Home is rich & aromatic.  (substitute coconut sugar or maple syrup for brown sugar if vegan & already GF!) RECIPE


Happy Saturday folks!!!




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s