Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend – it always goes way too quickly doesn’t it?
The hubby has kick-started back into his training regime after an injury a couple of months ago and so the whole family is on a high-protein, reduced carb diet to make it easier! This means we are using lots of recipes from Lean in 15 and also adapting other favourite recipes to fit.
I’m still trying to eat within a budget (not particularly easy when you are following the principles of the Lean in 15 diet to be honest) so we shall see how that goes!
It was my hubby’s birthday yesterday so this week’s meal plan is a bit late as we were busy celebrating!
This week is going to be super busy, plus we are all back to work/school *eurgh* and so I’m not going to be wanting to spend much time in the kitchen (tbh I never ever want to spend much time in the kitchen anyway ha!) so this week’s recipes are simple and quick family meals. Also between birthday celebrations and Easter half term we’ve spent a fair bit so I’m sticking to a super thrifty budget this week, and as before any new recipes are marked with an asterisk* 🙂
I’m travelling back from Aberdeen today (well technically Glasgow as I arrived here last night!) and plan to pop into the supermarket on my way home to do our big shop for this week. I’m looking for easy meals that I can throw together without a fuss and some lighter dishes to make the most of the weather whilst the sunshine lasts. Anyone else struggle to eat heavy meals when the weather is nice?
Was supposed to post this yesterday but ended up having a super busy day and not getting round to it 🙂
My meal plan this week is slightly fractured as I am out on two evenings – tonight with Mayflower Blogs for Giovanna Fletcher’s book launch *exciting* and on Thursday I’m out with my old team at work for dinner so it’s a busy week.
That being said I’ve still planned meals for Scott and Lily for those days and shopped for them so they have stuff to eat!
My plan this week was to have another #mealplanningmonday post to share with you (and to do so every Monday) but sometimes life just… gets in the way…
Sadly my great uncle passed away and so tomorrow I fly up to Scotland to go to his funeral and to take care of my Nan – my flight is early morning and I’m not back until Saturday which means I’ll spend most of this week in my favourite place (unfortunately not for a positive reason).
The week after I’m back up there twice – once for a meeting and the other time to see Still Game live and so the next two weeks will be really hectic and busy for me.
As such I’m not going to have the time to plan out all of our meals, shop to a budget or cook nice fresh food for my family – Scott will be in charge of the cooking for the next few days so tonight I’ll stock up the fridge with some super easy basics for the two of them to eat (also he’s having his friends up one evening so that night they will probably order in takeaway *there goes the minimal spending budget ha!*
And so here’s the ‘very loose and likely to change’ meal plan for this week…
If you’ve been following the blog you’ll know I’ve been on a no-waste, minimum spend challenge when it comes to groceries (you can read more here) and as part of that I’ve started planning our weekly meals to help me make the best use of what we have available.