For the first time in a long time, we are back to share our weekly meal plan.
Life gets busy and time seems to run out lately before I get the chance to sit down and share what is happening around here and, more importantly, what we are starting. I am going to try and be a bit better at the whole blogging thing and get back into better habits with our meal plans too.
We have mostly been sticking to our meal plans over the last few weeks, despite not sharing them. There have been a few new dishes thrown in along the way which is to try and encourage us to try different dishes and some of them have been big hits. The main thing for me though is we need to bring our food bill down a little, it just feels like it is climbing all the time which is far from ideal. Especially when you throw in takeaways to the mix.
As the weather has turned, we have started to use our slow cooker more too, it is just so easy to dump and run pretty much. It is also great to use to make soup for the week, it then means you don’t really need to think about lunches. If you are after a little inspiration for soups, check out this yummy-looking vegan creamy broccoli soup recipe, minimal fuss but maximum flavour.
I don’t think I have shared that we have a Ninja Foodi Max now too. I got it for my birthday and I have to say I love it. Especially for things such as roasts as you can do your potatoes and roasted veg in there, leaving your oven space to cook everything else. It is also popular with Ethan, when he’s having a fussy night, he can stick something in there rather than me trying to cook 2 different meals in the oven.
Anyway, let’s get on with the meal plan.
Our weekly meal plan – 09/10/23
Roast chicken – I moved this from the weekend due to one reason or another, so it is on today. I have prepared all the veg already and it is on the hob, ready to go for after work.
Freezer food – Tongith is a late work night for me, so everyone is getting themselves sorted as I will be eating at work.
Tandori salmon, rice and green beans – It has been a long time since we had this dish. It is really easy to make but delicious. To save money a little, we are using frozen salmon.
Tuna pasta bake – One for the kids as everyone enjoys this and it makes like a little easier when that is the case.
Lemon chicken and rice – We seem to have a random sauce jar for lemon chicken, so going to use that up rather than it just sitting there.
Tacos – This one always seems to be a big hit in our house as everyone can pick what they want for their tacos.
Slow cooker beef stew – The time has come for stews to appear on the menu. I love the fact I can pop it all in and leave it for the day, whilst the smell fills the house throughout the day.
It is set to be a busy week for us, with lots going on and I have a lot of work to catch up on, however, I am hopeful that by having a meal plan, we will stay on track. If you haven’t already, make sure you check out our food blog The Family Cookbook. We have been working hard on recipes and trying to find ways to share our love of food with everyone. There are some great recipes over there, including slow cooker fudge, brownies and school pizza!
I am going to be looking for some healthier options for the slow cooker too as I continue in my bid to become a little healthier, inside and out. I am finding it tough to stick to any diet plans, so I am trying to find ta happy balance. If you are a bit like me and can’t find that balance, this is a really interesting post on Saxenda diet plan from My Dreamality and a worthwhile read.
If you are after some more inspiration you can check our previous weekly meal plan here. Alternatively, why not check out our Pinterest boards here for more inspiration If you have a family favourite, even the fussiest of eaters will eat, please share it in the comments below for a little inspiration for those reading this.
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