It’s Monday which means it’s meal plan time! I think that the combination of low carb and healthy eating is much better; I love the low carb meals but I was getting fed up of eating the same thing week in week out. I also think that having some simpler meals, things that are easy to cook and don’t take much time, on the nights when we’re all out at work is much better for us.
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. Although, I did make a mistake this week and forgot a couple of things! I’ll need to get those later on in the week.
So, our meal plan for this week is as follows:
Monday – Spinach and ricotta pasta with tomato and basil sauce
Tuesday – Burger lettuce wraps with salad and coleslaw
Wednesday – Roast carrot, chickpea and garlic soup with bread
Thursday – Mushroom omelette
Friday – Steak with sweet potato wedges
Saturday – Pizza!
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. The spinach and ricotta filled pasta takes about 5 minutes to cook, so it’ll be quick and easy after a long day at work. The roast carrot, chickpea and garlic soup is a new find, and uses items all from our store cupboard, so I’m looking forward to trying that. Also, pizza! Must admit, I’m looking forward to that too 😀
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 or cheese and chutney 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. The (frozen) pizzas were on offer so they’ll be a treat on Saturday night. Yum!
What are you eating this week? Trying anything new? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!