It’s Monday which means it’s meal plan time! The beginning of the week is slightly different to the everyday norm; it’s my sister-in-law’s birthday today so we’re going out for the day and then having a takeaway later. We’re hoping that the weather is nice as we are off up to Northumberland for the day. The rest of the week we’re going to attempt to have some low carb recipes as we have been eating quite a bit over the past few days. That being said, I’ve made my sister-in-law a three tiered birthday cake with buttercream and chocolate ganache topping, so today isn’t going to be low carb at all 😀


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.

Meal Plan Monday 16


So, our meal plan for this week is as follows:

Monday – takeaway

Tuesday –  Beef burger lettuce wraps with coleslaw and salad

Wednesday – Minute steaks with kale/chorizo/tomato salad

Thursday – Pork sausages with cauliflower mash

Friday – Sweet potato hash with eggs and bacon

Saturday – out


Lots of things on this week’s plan are meals we have had before, so we know that we have lots of tasty meals to look forward to this week. Being on this new diet means we are trying lots of new recipes out and experimenting with food, which makes it much more interesting. We’ve not had minute steaks before but they’re supposed to be really tender. On Saturday night we’re going out for a family meal as a whole big group of us for a big birthday celebration. I’m really looking forward to it; my parents are coming across to babysit the Frugal Baby as well so we get to see them too.


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. He has also got some raw peanuts to take as a snack this week. Then raw vegetables will have to make up the rest of his lunch. It’s more of a grazing type style during the day but is surprisingly filling considering it’s not a particularly large amount of food.


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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 all of the meat is from the freezer this week.


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What are you eating this week? Trying anything new? I’d love to hear from you in the comments! 

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