Food as Health Alliance
Food as Health Alliance

Meal Planning

Meal Planning

Meal Plans

Each plan contains a grocery list and recipes for 5 nights of simple, budget friendly recipes perfect for managing your blood sugar, blood pressure, and heart health.

Stocking Your Pantry

A well stocked pantry is the key to keeping your weekly food budget low. By investing in herbs, spices, and other essentials up-front, you can save time and money at the store!

Recommended Pantry Items

Learning to Love Leftovers

Here are some creative ideas for using up leftovers along with suggestions for using leftovers from some of the weekly recipes below.

Ideas for Using Leftovers

Week One

Steak pitas

  • Steak pitas
  • Stir fry
  • Vegetable soup
  • Chicken fried rice
  • Pork chops with apples


Grocery List

Week Two

Baked chicken thighs

  • Italian sheet pan chicken
  • Shepherd’s pie
  • Veggie beef soup
  • White bean soup
  • Baked tilapia


Grocery List

Week Three

Chicken chili

  • White chicken chili
  • Cajun catfish and grits
  • Hobo stew
  • Ham and greens
  • Chicken tortilla bake


Grocery List

Week Four

Baked chicken legs

  • Spiced chicken legs
  • Beef stroganoff
  • Lentil soup
  • Chicken stir fry
  • Italian sausage sheet pan dinner


Grocery List

Week Five

Mashed butternut squash

  • Beef tips with mashed butternut squash
  • Tex-Mex soup
  • Turkey meatballs
  • Unstuffed egg roll
  • Chicken meatball soup


Grocery List

Week Six

Cabbage roll soup

  • BBQ chicken sweet potato stuffers
  • Cabbage roll soup
  • One pot pasta
  • Balsamic chicken thighs
  • Baked tuna patties


Grocery List

Connect With Us

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308 Funkhouser Building
Lexington, KY 40506


Alison Gustafson

Program Director

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Lauren Batey

Program Coordinator
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Contact Information

Dr. Alison Gustafson, Ph.D.

206G Funkhouser Building Lexington, KY 40506

(859) 257-3707