Meal Planning Monday
It’s that time of the week again – Monday. Not the most popular of days, but a day we’ve got to get through nonetheless. Monday’s for me are always a fresh start – this week we are saying good by to takeaways, meals out and copious amounts of alcohol and hello to runs in the park, salads and soups.
We’ve just had an insanely lazy and indulgent week and my God is my body feeling it now. I need to give it a bit of TLC so I’m swapping fizzy drinks and alcohol for water, breakfast muffins for fruit, and I’m ticking to soups and salads to fill me up the rest of the day.
This is our meal plan for this week.
Monday – Peanut Soup (again!) And as so many of you have requested it, I’ll be posting the recipe for all to see tomorrow!
Tuesday – Mushroom, Lemon and Lentil Salad. This is a new recipe I’m trying. It has similar principles to my Courgette and Bulgur Wheat Salad where the veggies are char grilled in a griddle pan or on the BBQ first.
Wednesday – Easy Roasted Tomato Soup. This is so simple that it’s perfect for mid-week meals.
Thursday – Spinach and Strawberry Salad
Friday – a tub of Glorious! Skinnylicious Soup. I’m allowed one dinner out of a packet right? We love the Glorious! skinny soup range. There are so many tasty varieties to chose from!
Saturday – Watermelon and Feta Salad. On Saturday we may be sitting down to dinner with my Mum and sister. They are also trying to watch what they eat and this fresh and fruity salad will no doubt go down a treat!
Sunday – Broccoli and Raisin Salad. This is another experiment. I love the broccoli salads that are served in my canteen at work but I’ve never tried making one myself. Watch this space to see how it turns out!
As well as sharing what we are eating this week I thought it would be useful to share my shopping list. Our weekly shop mainly consists of bits and bobs for our evening meals plus a few extras for lunches but we predominantly get lunch at work.
Here is our shopping list based on Asda’s online prices this week:
Fresh fruit and veggies
Broccoli – 49p
Lemon – 30p
Unwashed baby spinach – £1
Portobello Mushrooms – £1
Pack of 4 red onions – £1
Punnet of strawberries – £1.50
Strong wild rocket – £1.50
Bag of apples – £2
Ready meals and snacks
30% Less Fat Hummus – £1
Glorious! Skinnylicious Limited Edition Soup – £1.98
Quorn Sandwich Slices – £1.50
Tins & Cans
Chopped tomatoes – 39p
Green lentils – £1.10
Hovis Granary Loaf – 60p
Kitchen roll – £1.15
Total = £16.01
Not a bad result even if I do say so myself! I’m particularly impressed with how cheap this shop was considering how bare our cupboards are! We had a few of the ingredients for the peanut soup leftover from last week (limes, ginger, peanut butter etc.) and we’ve also got plenty of home grown tomatoes but that really is it at the minute!
What is your meal plan for this week? I’d love to hear what you are planning on cooking!