It’s Monday which means it’s meal plan time! Our plans have changed slightly again; we’re doing a combination of low carb and healthier eating. We’ve got quite a bit in the cupboards which isn’t low carb but I don’t want it to just sit there so I’m going to do a bit of both so we use some things up as well. It will also keep costs down.
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. I’m starting to get a bit fed up of the same meals each week, so that’s another reason why we’re mixing low carb with other meals. Does anyone else get fed up of what you eat week in week out?
So, our meal plan for this week is as follows:
Monday – Pulled pork burger with sweet potato fries
Tuesday – Burger lettuce wraps with salad and coleslaw
Wednesday – Leek and potato soup with sourdough bread
Thursday – Jacket potato with cheese and beans
Friday – Venison sausages with cauliflower mash
Saturday – Chicken curry with rice and poppadoms
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. As you can see, some of the meals are not low carb. I do love a jacket potato with cheese and beans though, it’s so comforting. The venison sausages are something we’ve not had before – they’re from Muscle Food – so looking forward to trying those.
Breakfast and lunches are included in our budget as well; breakfast is normally a banana for Mr FC. I’ve bought some cereal bars for my breakfast as I have a feeling it’ll be eaten in haste as I dash out of the door! We’ll have to be more organised with lunches this week, especially now we’re both at work. We’re having sandwich thins for lunches this week with ham and coleslaw as the filling. There’s also fresh fruit and yogurts to take and some bags of low calorie popcorn as a snack.
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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 have had another delivery of meat from Muscle Food on Friday so lots of tasty things to eat. The sourdough bread is a yellow stickered item; it was supposed to be £1.49 but reduced to 9p so I couldn’t resist!
What are you eating this week? Trying anything new? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!