It’s Monday which means it’s meal plan time! I must apologise for the lack of posts over the past week; I have felt a bit like I’m not a good enough blogger, or that I’m not doing well enough with my goals, so didn’t really feel like posting. I then realised that I am going to feel like that over this journey, and need to be honest about it along the way. Our meal plan this week is mainly low carb recipes, as we have both indulged a bit over the past couple of weeks and can feel it!
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 chilli chicken burgers in lettuce wraps with coleslaw and salad
Tuesday – Minute steaks with kale/chorizo/tomato salad
Wednesday – Sweet potato wedges with fried eggs and bacon
Thursday – Cheesy chorizo chicken and spinach
Friday – Pulled pork burger with sweet potato fries
Saturday – Chicken curry with poppadoms and onion bhajis
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. I’m looking forward to the pulled pork burger on Friday as I haven’t made that before. Of course, bread buns are not low carb, but it is Friday 😀
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. I’m also going to try and make some tuna and courgette fritters from a recipe I’ve found, as a different lunch for this week. They look tasty, so long as I can get them right!
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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. We bought a lot of meat from Muscle Food a couple of weeks ago and are working our way through it.
What are you eating this week? Trying anything new? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!