Meal Planning Monday – The one with all the changes…

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!


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10 thoughts on “Meal Planning Monday – The one with all the changes…

  1. Good luck and really hope it works for you. Hope you can find lots of recipes you can tweak and make work for you all

  2. Oh no sorry to hear that you have been unwell, there are so many bugs going round at the moment. I hope the change of diet works for you. Thank you for joining in with #mealplanningmonday x

    • Oh thanks for letting me know i’ll check it out 🙂 my twitter is @alex_bettert 🙂 It is hard but i’m actually getting used to it – feeling like i’ve got more energy now and going dairy free isn’t as hard as I thought it would be!

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