It’s Monday which means it’s meal plan time. Our meal plan this week will be somewhat different to normal as we’re continuing with our paelo diet for this week. It will mainly consist of eating meat and fish, accompanied by fruit and vegetables and cutting back on carbs and dairy for the time being. We have both loved the last week of being on this low carb diet; the meals we have had have been really filling and not left feeling hungry at all. Yes, I’ve still wanted the odd piece of cake, but on the whole, it’s been quite a simple process to implement. I have bought Joe Wick’s Lean in 15 cookbook which has lots of tasty recipes in; I really recommend it! In fact, I love this one so much I’ve actually pre-ordered his next one, which is Lean in 15 – The Shape Plan which has more meals and exercise to add into it. And it must be working, as I’ve lost 4lbs in a week!
I normally do our grocery shopping on Sunday morning whilst Mr FC has some quality daddy-baby time with our little one, so I can take my time in the supermarket. I actually enjoy food shopping and browsing round the store, though I make sure that I stick to the list that I make before I go. Making a list means that I don’t buy things we don’t need, plus ensures that nothing gets thrown away.
So, our meal plan for this week is as follows:
Monday – sweet potato hash with a fried egg and beef burger
Tuesday – pork sausages and cauliflower mash
Wednesday – poached salmon with ratatouille
Thursday – French style cod with black olives
Friday – beef bourguignon with cauliflower mash
Saturday – out
Lots of things on this week’s plan are new this week, which makes me look forward to meal time even more! Being on this new diet means we are trying lots of new recipes out and experimenting with food, which makes it much more interesting. I have never bought cod fillets before, so that’ll be interesting to see how that goes. The beef bourguignon recipe is done in the slow cooker so that’ll be nice and tender by the time we eat it in the evening, and, surprisingly, cauliflower mash isn’t too bad! It’s definitely not potatoes, but it’s not too bad, considering it’s just mashed up veg 😉
Breakfast and lunches are included in our budget as well; breakfast is normally a banana for Mr FC. We’ll have to be more organised with lunches this week, especially for Mr FC as he has to have his on the go. We’ve bought eggs for hard boiled eggs, plus some chicken drumsticks that I’m going to roast in the oven so he can take with him. I’m also going to do some rosemary roasted almonds, as you can have a small amount of nuts as a snack. Then raw vegetables will have to make up the rest of his lunch.
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Part of our planning and budget for food means that some items are used from our stockpile every week. This is so the food we already have in the cupboards is used regularly and rotated so nothing goes to waste, but it’s also a good habit to get in to so that if we cannot get to the shops for whatever reason, I can make meals from what we already have in the cupboards. The eggs are from our stockpile and the salmon is from the freezer for this week.
What are you eating this week? Trying anything new? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!