Meal Planning Monday

Meal Planning Monday

Meal Planning Monday

It’s that time of the week again. I’ve had a fun filled weekend seeing family and friends but its now time to sit back, relax and think about the week ahead.

It’s going to be a bit of a lonely one at work as the partner I share an office with is away. With that in mind I’m making sure I’m seeing plenty of people throughout the week. Jon is planning a few evening’s out as well – on Thursday he’s hanging out with a friend of ours who is opening a new craft beer bar in central London so I’ll be eating something meaty for dinner!

The rest of the week we are sticking to salads and soups. Unoriginal, but it is doing the trick, keeping us trim before we binge eat on holiday! I cannot wait!!!

I forgot to keep hold of our receipt this week so I’m not entirely sure how much we spent – we were also lucky enough to get a whole load of fresh produce off of both Jon’s parent’s and mine. Jon’s Dad had an amazing allotment which inspired my family and I to start growing veggies in a raised bed 4 or 5 years ago now. I can’t recommend growing your own food enough. When we get a house we won’t have pansies and roses in our garden, but courgette flowers and onion plants!

But I digress…here is the meal plan for this week.


Halloumi and Chickpea Salad with Lime Vinaigrette


Fresh Butternut Squash and Red Pepper Soup.


Courgette and Feta Bake. Ok, so this isn’t a soup or a salad but its seriously low calorie. I’ve been cooking this dinner for years and I don’t shout about it enough. Why not add it to your meal plan this week?


Sausage Stuffed Ravioli and garlic bread using sausages I made at Jenius Social and garlic straight from the allotment. Find out more about their sausage making class here.


Easy Roasted Tomato Soup. It looks like the bad weather is set to last all week so come Friday we’ll probably be wanting something warm and comforting. My Tomato Soup hits the spot every time! If I’m lucky Jon will leave work early and make some freshly baked bread too…

Saturday & Sunday

We are seeing newly-wed friends this weekend so there’s no need to plan our dinners on Saturday or Sunday.

So there we have it – another week planned. What will you be eating this week? Join in with the hashtag #mealplanningmonday or link up with Meal Planning Monday At Home with Mrs M.

12 thoughts on “Meal Planning Monday”

    • Thanks Kirsty! You can’t beat a fresh veggie soup can you! You should really try the courgette and feta bake. Its a bit like a frittata!

  • Ooh, that halloumi and chickpea salad looks GORGEOUS. That might have to go onto an upcoming mealplan; we seem to have had very few main meal salads this Summer for some reason. And I love soup, so I thoroughly approve of a soup-heavy meal plan.

    • Thanks Alison! It’s so simple – and great as a lunch too. Jon will be having the leftovers for his lunch 🙂

    • Hi Nayna! It certainly took pressure off me knowing exactly what we were eating when. I decided to start when my meals went haywire coz of my unpredictable working hours. Now we’ve learnt to work around it with simple flexible recipes!

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