Monday, 19 October 2015

Meal Planning Monday #18 {19 October}

Does anyone else feel like these weeks are whizzing by? It only seems like yesterday that I did my meal plan for last week and here I am again doing it again! 

Overall, last week I had a good start to the week but it did go downhill towards the end of the week. I stuck to the meal plan except for Thursday evening. Alfie had an accident at nursery and ended up with a very fat lip. He'd opened a toy kitchen door into his face and split his lip, so he had a very swollen face, bless him. So as a treat, we let him have a McDonald's with a strawberry milkshake for his tea. As Michael was going for Alfie, he got himself something and I ended up with some chips myself, meaning I didn't need to cook tea that evening. 

Friday's I'm off work and whilst I had every intention of staying 'on plan' it didn't go to plan at all. I started off with crumpets for breakfast. For lunch I had some home made speedy broccoli and leek soup with 2 warburtons thins then for our tea we had the standard  Friday night tea of nacho's. However, we had 2 chicken breasts left in the fridge, so ended up having enchilda's after nacho's too. It was a lovely naughty treat and I've decided to not beat myself up about it because Michael and I don't have a lot of time together, so I'm going to enjoy it. I ended up not making a curry on Saturday because we were out and about all day and only got back quite late. Michael had bought a curry from Tesco, so I ended up with my fail safe 'treat' tea of a smash pizza.

This week I am determined to stick to plan all week, so we are having:

Monday; Steak and slimming world chips with veg
Tuesday: SW lasagne with a side of veg / salad
Wednesday: Chicken, wrapped in bacon with mash and veg
Thursday: SW spaghetti bolognaise
Friday: Probably Nacho's.
Saturday: Curry (mine will be sw home made, but Michael may have a supermarket one)

For lunches, I'm planning to have home made soup on Monday and Thursday when I'm at work and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday,when I'm home for lunches, it will either be soup or bacon and eggs with spinach. I had this last week and it was so good. I would never have thought to put spinach with bacon and eggs before but it actually really works! 

My aim for this week is to drink more water. I am absolutely TERRIBLE at drinking anything other than tea and diet coke (bar the odd sugar free caramel skinny latte from Costa at weekend). So this week, I really want to drink more water! 

Here's to another good week. 

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Monday, 12 October 2015

Meal Planning Monday #17 {12 October}

It's been just short of 2 months since I last did a meal planning post and I've realised how much I've really missed it. There's something satisfying about having a meal plan for all week so I know what I'm cooking every day and I'm not rushing round trying to get something together last minute when I get in from work. I have tried to plan as much as I could over the summer, but I've not been posting meal plans as I've barely been on the laptop. My hubby and I started watching Sons of Anarchy and it totally took over our evening's and we watched all 7 seasons in a few weeks! As such, I'm not getting withdrawals haha! 

So, I'm back with my head in the game and focussed and I'm really hoping to lose a few pounds before Christmas, so the majority of my meals will be slimming world friendly! 

This week we are having:

Monday: Salmon, veg and new potatoes
Tuesday: sw spaghetti bolognaise or sw lasagne 
Wednesday: Slow cooked diet coke chicken with sw chips and veg 
Thursday: Sausage casserole with mash and veg
Friday: Is usually nacho night, but depending how I feel, I will possibly have pizza and chips (both sw friendly)
Sunday: Chicken, mash and veg

I'm really hoping for a good week on plan. I've recently invested in the morphy richards soup maker after seeing quite a few posts from people on instagram shouting about it from the roof tops and I've already made a lovely leek and potato soup and two batches of broccoli and leak soup. Now, I hate broccoli (and all veg except carrots for that matter) so I was very apprehensive about a broccoli soup, however, I absolutely love it, so I'll be having a few homemade soups for lunch this week. I'm also planning to make some mini crustless quiches to go along side them packed with ham, spinach and peppers.

I've also discovered weetabix muffins, which if you are following the slimming world plan, it's a lovely treat as a great healthy B option - it's literally 2 weetabix crumbled up with 1 teaspoon of sweetener, 1 teaspoon of nutella, 1 teaspoon of sweet freedom syrup, 2 eggs and half a toffee mullerlight yoghurt. Whisk it all together and divide between muffin cases and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes. The recipe I followed made 5 which work out at 1 syn each or your healthy B for all 5... However, I made them quite small so I got 6 out of the mixture.  Below is a picture of the end result. 

I've seen them used along side fruit and yoghurt for breakfast, or topped with chocolate spread and banana as an evening treat. However you choose to have them, I guarantee you won't be disappointed! 

If you would like the recipe for the weetabix muffins , just follow the link!

Here's hoping for a good week 'on plan' !

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