Monday, 18 April 2016

Meal Planning Monday

This week is definitely starting on a better note - I am germ free at last! I am so glad to wave goodbye to my sinus infection, I really can't recommend it! Sleepless nights filled with coughing is definitely something I can live without. I've been a mission to consume a vat load of fruit and veg and I am definitely feeling better for it, hopefully will boost my immune system too! I have a couple more health tests coming up but am keeping positive they will all go swimmingly and I can start getting a bit healthier for summer!

Last week we stayed fairly on plan, Tuesday's Tuna meatballs with spaghetti is a fairly regular dish in our house but this one was definitely one of the best - I added a little pinch of lemon zest to the meatballs and crumbed them very lightly, and they were delicious! Wednesdays sausages got moved to Saturday night as we had something else instead....though I can't quite recall what... The jambalaya for Thursday was still rice based dish but B forgot the aubergines and I had a jar of leftover nacho cheese dip - so that became the sauce loosened with some stock and I added some bacon grill, it was a surprise hit too!

I am not sure if I can post a meal plan next week - the laptop is going back to the chop shop as its still playing up! On a positive note I think I've cracked One Drive and managed to install on my iPad so at least have some technology to hand! Also at last my phone is released from ee's clutches and I can actually call and text people again! I think we get so reliant on being in communication with others I felt quite lost without it. Though I don't entirely think its a bad idea, I have been been trying to practice more mindfulness and its worked wonders for relaxation!

This week I am super poor - after a horrific dentist bill on Tuesday and impending MOT I am down to porridge! Its a good job I have a good store cupboard and lots in the freezer! Last night I made a head start and baked biscuits for the tin, a vat of ham hock pasta for lunches and even some bread! Fortunately I found some supermarket vouchers in a draw, which covered most of the food shop on Saturday so at least its now a decent meal plan!

Warm smoked salmon and avocado salad, home made bread 
(the avo claim to be perfectly ripe...)

Sweet chilli prawn stir fry with noodles 

Whole baked cauliflower cheese, with bacon, green veggies on side
(made this a few weeks back and it was lush!)

Baked haddock fillets on a bed of puy lentils and leeks
(Haddock bought reduced, may coat in pesto)

Curry night


Do you have any new dishes on your plan this week?


  1. Sweet chilli prawn stir fry with noodles sounds great!! :) All the best with the plan... Do check out the meal planner I linked up at #mealplanningmonday and let me know what you think.

    1. Thanks Kimberley, the prawn noodles were delicious, such a satisfying and easy dinner!

  2. Mmmmm, the haddock dish sounds lovely! Anything with leeks is right up my alley. I'm going to try a couple of new dishes this week. Both are vegan (it's #vegweek2016 here). One is a salad with quinoa and the other is a grilled "cheese" with broccoli rabe!

    1. We really enjoyed the haddock dish, in the end I added a slice of lemon and a sprinkle of pistachio herb crumbs on top then baked, very easy and tasty

      Your dishes sound great- I must try again with quinoa!


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