Monday, March 19, 2018

Monday Meal Planning

For those of you that are new to reading my page, I used to do a meal plan, every Monday, and share it on here. I don't know why I stopped, because I still meal plan! I find it helps keep me on track, with my Slimming World journey.

I've had a bit of a blip, over the past year, with my weight loss. I self sabotaged a bit, eating crap I didn't even really want, when I wasn't even hungry. However, Mr. Ojo joined with me, in the new year, and we are doing brilliantly together! With our combined ideas, we are eating some gorgeous food, I don't feel like I'm going without, at all.

Thanks to this renewed inspiration, this week I reclaimed this little beauty:


I'm so proud of myself, and the mister. With his disabilities, this is what's best for him, he may struggle to move but he can still be healthy. I'm doing it for the health benefits, but also because I want to be around for as long as my boys need me, which may be a while for my youngest.
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So what's on this weeks plan?

Chicken Curry: A firm favourite for us. The curry sauce is made by boiling a small saucepan of frozen cauliflower and broccoli, until soft. Strain when cooked, keeping the water to one side. Blend the vegetables until smooth, adding 2 chicken stock cubes/pots, a tablespoon of medium curry powder and some of the strained water (until you have a consistency you are happy with). Dry fry onion, mushroom and diced chicken, until cooked. Add the sauce and warm through. It's delicious!


Roast Dinner: We have a whole chicken, so a cooked dinner is definitely on the cards. All done on plan, with plenty of veg and a veg gravy (made similar to the curry, except without the curry powder!).

Beef Stew: Fresh beef, diced with all the fat removed, dry fried to brown. Chopped onion, carrot and potato. Add it all to one pot, fill with water and a couple of beef stock pot/cubes, bring to the boil, then leave to simmer for a few hours. Delicious.

Corned beef hash: A tin of low syn corned beef, mashed potatoes, onion powder (because the one child that will eat this doesn't like onions). Served with a side of mixed veg, maybe a sprinkling of cheese on the top.

In all honesty there will probably be another roast dinner, we do love our roasts. We have to go shopping, mid week, so the rest of the meal plan depends on what meat is on offer, when we go.

We mostly start every day with beans on toast, we both love a big breakfast. Lunches tend to be leftovers of the previous nights dinner, great way to save waste!

I would love to hear your meal plan, especially if I can get some ideas from it! 

Let me know your favourite meal.


1 comment:

  1. Well done your weight loss. That's fantastic.
    I love the sound of all your meals. I would love a roast dinner twice a week but the kids aren't keen. I always make extra when we do have one so I can have leftovers for lunch x

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