Meal Planning Monday w/c 9th of February

Posting early, getting organised, that's the name of the game this week. Can't quite believe I am up at 9am on a Sunday, let alone meal planning,  internet grocery shopping and now posting on here. The joy's of having a puppy who doesn't sleep in! 

After a 3lb loss this week (Yay, go me!) I am determined to keep the good work up with a healthy variety of meals. I've planned

  • Vegetable Lasagna
  • Homemade burger and SW Chips
  • Baked eggs with peppers, spinach and tomatoes (page 34 in this months SW magazine)
  • Cod Mediterranean Tray Bake (page 68)
  • Cottage Pie with carrot and swede mash (page 69)
  • Tagliatelle Puttanesca (page 73)
  • Fish rissotto and vegetables
  • Pizza and chips

If you hadn't already worked it out, I took inspiration from this months Slimming World magazine. It's good to flick through and get some ideas. Although old favourites are good, variety does spice things up and keeps your taste-buds happy too. 

And yes, I know there are more than 7 meals on there, but I go with what I fancy that day and what I am doing and is most convenient to cook. Am beginning to realise I don't follow the planner that much, but for me knowing I have got healthy meals in, means I have no excuse for not eating well.

Got green eggs and ham planned for one breakfast, porridge and banana and good old favourite of beans on toast for others. Lunch will be leftovers and am thinking of investing in a desktop crockpot, what do you think? Cool aren't they and no need to use the communal work microwave! 

For more inspiration of what to eat this week, get yourself over to At Home with Mrs M

Meal Planning 2nd Feb

Looking back at last week's menu, I managed to cook just three off the list, pizza, macaroni cheese and zesty chicken. This might explain why I only maintained at Slimming World when I weighed in on Saturday. Am determined to get a loss, so my percentage of following my meal plan needs to increase. Don't get me wrong, I didn't have any non slimming world meals, it's just they weren't as high in speed foods as they could have been,

Onto this week as I try not to dwell:-

  • Slow cooker Santa Fe Chicken with boiled potato and veggies (3 syns per portion)
  • Creamy pasta with cabbage and leek
  • Bolognaise and spaghetti
  • Baked potato hot dogs, with onions and beans
  • Butternut squash and sweet potato risotto
  • Beef Stew and dumplings (6 syns per portion)
  • Egg and chips

I'm planning on leftovers for lunches at work, and porridge with banana and blueberries for breakfasts. Wish me luck!!

For more menu inspiration, get yourself over to At Home with Mrs M

Meal Planning Monday but a bit late

My daughter talked me into post again. Flattery gets you everywhere as she said ' I'm going to use your blog for meal inspirations as they always look so good'

So you can blame this post on her.

I've rejoined Slimming World; 3 weigh-ins and I've managed to lose 10 lbs. I've a mother of the bride picture to look good in, amazing how having something to aim for can motivate you, so thank you to my daughter again.

So, onto this week's meals. I've planned a few more than seven, store cupboard or stuff from the freezer meals, so I'm not tied to what we fancy.

  • Zesty Lime Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole
  • Macaroni and Cauliflower Cheese 
  • Sausage casserole with mash
  • Scotch eggs with chips
  • Meatballs and spaghetti
  • Burgers and wedges
  • Hot dog baked potatoes (1 syn per hot dog)
  • SW Pizza 
  • Garlic roasted veggies and pasta

Been trying to mix my breakfasts up, porridge one day, bacon sandwich another, scrambled eggs, omelette's.And lunches are left overs or couscous, salad and tinned mackerel. 

Looking forward to this week! 

To join in, leave a comment with your meal planner and get yourself over to MrsM herself for more inspiration. 

Meal Planning Monday w/c 16th June

Meal planning is my forte, sticking to it......meh! However I did say I would post each of my evening meals to FaceBook......and I stuck to it

Helped having to post an image, because I knew I couldn't cheat! if I could just sort out the crafty chocolate, crisps, ice-cream etc I will have it cracked.......

Onto this week

  • Cauliflower cheese with sausages (6 Syns)
  • Vegetable rice with prawns (Syn free)
  • Creamy pasta with chicken and vegetables (4 Syns)
  • Sweet potato and bacon stew (from the freezer, Syn free)
  • Saag Alloo (Syn free)
  • Sticky gammon stir fry (1 Syn)
  • Chicken and SW chips (Syn free)

This week the challenge is to continue to post my dinner images, but also make sure I'm having a good healthy lunch. Next week the challenge will be to cut out the unhealthy snacks! Small steps, to make big changes.

I'm not pleased with my eating habits at the moment, but only I can do something about that. 

Hope you all have a great week, speak to you soon

Fay xxx

Meal Planning Monday W/C 9th June

Oh my! Haven't done this for a while, but time to get back on the band wagon of planning. And the best way to commit to something, as we all know, is to write it down! 

My slimming world menu for the week looks like this;-

  • Wholemeal pasta with tomato and garlic sauce with roasted Mediterranean vegetables (syn free)
  • Butter chicken with rice and veggies (syn free)
  • Leftover butter chicken with baked potato and salad (syn free)
  • Homemade burger, Slimming World Chips and beans (syn free)
  • Butternut squash risotto and veggies (syn free)
  • Butternut squash soup with wholemeal roll (8 syns for the roll)
  • Butternut squash and sweet potato curry (I think, it's in the freezer but no label!)

I love starting my day with a bowl of porridge, with banana and blueberries (plus MrC enjoys it too, added bonus!) Lunches will be a little on the fly. Maybe leftovers, or a bachelors rice. I've got the makings of a Slimming World quiche in the fridge, so may have that one lunch time too.

I've also linked back to the butter chicken recipe, which I've fallen back in love with.

All of the meals are simple, tasty, easy to prepare and should ensure I have nothing left going mouldy in the fridge.

I'm also going to try and photograph each evening meal in the hope it keeps me on plan and shame's me into doing what I say

Wish me luck!