One of my goals for this year is to waste less food and to do that I intend on making a weekly meal plan. Hopefully this will mean I waste less food, and save more money by buying only what I need for those meals.
Meal Plan – SW creamy beef with broccoli
Actual – SW creamy beef with broccoli (first picture top row)
Day one of meal planning went well! I stuck to the plan and it was delicious! I would highly recommend this recipe – it can be found in the Slimming World 30 Minute Recipes book.
Meal Plan – steak with SW sauteeed mushrooms
Actual – SW leek and chive carbonara (second picture top row)
Day two of meal planning did not go well. I forgot to take the steak out of the freezer! Doh! So instead I swapped Thursday’s planned meal to today instead. Again another recipe from Slimming World 30 Minute Recipes.
Meal Plan – SW grilled pork chops
Actual – Mam’s chicken dinner
Day three of meal planning was a fail! Mainly because Mam offered to make us chicken dinner and who am I to refuse? She makes the best chicken dinner in the world! The pork chops can wait another day (or two!).
Meal Plan – leek and chive carbonara
Actual – steak with SW sautéed mushrooms and red onion served with ready made mash and green beans (last picture top row)
Day four was going to fail because I swapped Thursday’s meal for Tuesday. But I did make Tuesday’s meal and it was really nice. I bought in the root vegetable mash as I haven’t got time to make my own at the moment. When I master how to make it I’m hoping to be able to freeze portions.
Meal Plan – SW tarragon chicken
Actual – Mam’s cottage pie (middle picture bottom row)
Mam was looking after Little Miss again so she made us a cottage pie. Again, I’m not going to refuse free food! It was delicious!
Meal Plan – Bacon, scrambled eggs, spaghetti hoops and toast
Actual – Rosemary pork chops with root vegetable mash with spaghetti hoops and green beans (last picture bottom row)
Told you I’d do the pork chops eventually! Again, the root vegetable mash was bought in. But the rosemary pork chops was another one from Slimming World 30 Minute Recipes.
Meal Plan – Nothing
Actual – SW Tarragon Chicken Fricassee (first picture bottom row)
Friday’s meal was delayed until Sunday. It was really nice and tasted good but for the life of me I can’t get the sauce ot be creamy. The recipe said to remove from the heat before adding the fromage frais. I did this but even so the fromage frais still split! If anyone has any tips for me I’d be so grateful!
I’m giving myself bonus points because I also managed to take lunch in to work everyday this week! For the first three days I had a ham salad box which included ham, vegetable couscous (interesting!), mixed beans, lettuce, pineapple and two spoonfuls of honey and mustard dressing.
I enjoyed it mostly but not overly keen on the veggie couscous. Might just stick to normal couscous next week.
For Friday I took made some more of the creamy beef with carrots with excess ingredients. There was too much for Friday so I’ve stuck the rest in the freezer as some go-to meals for the month. And as for leftovers, I have SW tarragon chicken leftovers for lunch on Monday.
Week 2 Meal Plan
So here is the meal plan for week two. Mostly they are Slimming World recipes.
Monday – SW Pasta Funghi
Tuesday – out for Little Miss’ birthday (McDonald’s at her request)
Wednesday – SW Chicken Tikka
Thursday – out (we’re going to see Impractical Jokers in Manchester!)
Friday – SW Risotto Verde
Saturday – SW Egg, chip and pepper bake
Sunday – SW fillet steak salad