I’ve been rotten with the flu this last weekend so feeling completely exhausted today. I’m also on a pretty huge dietary overhaul to try and improve my PCOS (poly-cystic ovary syndrome) and so have cut out all dairy and have gone low-carb in order to try and get that under control – as you can imagine it means planning meals is a lot more hard work as I don’t want to have to cook three different dinners but also need to take into account my own diet when planning meals for the whole family! It’s been a week since I started and I’ve lost 3lb (not expected!) and think my body is actually detoxing out a lot of toxins and built up crap so I’m hoping this lifestyle change really works long term for me!
So this week I’m going for meals that I can simply add pasta/potatoes/rice to for Scott and Lily, or that can be low-carb for the whole family without them missing out! It’s not been as difficult as I thought (the only thing I’m missing is crisps but I need to cut down on those naughty things anyway!)
Monday: Fish fillets with Broccoli and Peas
Tuesday: Pork Chops and Colcannon (from the One Pound Meals cookbook)
Wednesday: Sweet Smoked Paprika Lamb Stew
Thursday: Cabbage Soup
Friday: Shepherd’s Pie (mashless for me)
Saturday: we are at a wedding *yay*
Sunday: Peanut Butter Chicken (with rice for Scott & Lily)
This weeks shopping list:
Meat – Pork Chops, Diced Lamb, Lean Mince Meat, Chicken Breast
Fruit, Veg & Herbs – Broccoli, Carrots, Red Onions, Aubergine, Cabbage, Celery, Garlic, Parsley, Coriander, Apples, Lemons, Satsumas, Bananas, Blueberries, Spinach, Tomatoes, Cucumber
Store Cupboard – Chopped Tomatoes, Borlotti Beans, Chicken Stock, Coconut Milk, Garam Masala
I’m doing this week’s shop this afternoon so I’ll update with the price once that is done!