Monday, September 09, 2013

Meal Plan 09/09

We had a bit of a family meeting last night. We needed to talk about the way we are living our lives. We got a lot sorted out. 

I explained to everyone that I am not feeling like a valid member of the house. I feel like I am just here for every ones benefit. I am not.

I am not here to just to cook, clean, tidy up after. I am a human being, with my own needs. I have struggled to find 'me'. I know that's a real corny saying, I've never understood it before. I don't know what to do with myself, I don't know how to spend my time.

There's also the issue of my health, it's not great. I had an appointment with the diabetic nurse today, it went OK. My sugars are a little better, but my blood pressure isn't. Swings and roundabouts....

So, the talk last night, was a lot to do with getting healthier, budgeting better in the run up to Xmas. These things will help me in the long run. We sat and discussed a meal plan, in amongst the rest of it. We all thought of foods that we would want on future plans, and how we can make our favourite foods healthier.

So here is this weeks meal plan.....

Homemade Vegetable Soup
Recipe: 500g Potatoes, 200g carrots, 1 parsnip, 2 medium onions, 2 beef oxo's. 
Method: Chop all the vegetables into bite size pieces, crumble 2 beef oxo's, cover with water. Bring to the boil, then turn down to simmer, until vegetables are soft. It's delicious, easy, and great for a 5:2 fast day. It's only 130 calories a bowl.

Beef Stew
Hubby is home in the morning, and makes the Best Beef Stew!

Spaghetti Bolognese
A really healthy meal, made with plenty of veg, extra lean mince and no added oil.

Slow Cooked Gammon, with potatoes and trimmings
A firm family favourite.

Vegetable Omelette
My 10 year olds choice for a healthy meal

Breakfast for dinner (Pinched the idea from Mama Owl)

Roast Dinner
What else??

So that's this weeks plan. I hope we stick to it, because the shopping for it shouldn't cos a lot!
Do you have any good ideas for making everyday meals healthier?

Meal Planning Monday
As usual I shall be linking up
with Mrs M

1 comment:

  1. Poor thing - well done you for getting your feelings out there in the open though, it's important not to let these things fester. Your meal plan sounds lovely - super healthy and yummy.



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