With pancake day coming up this week I thought I’d share with you my meal plan for the week ahead and some of my favourite, different pancake recipes!
Usually, our meal plans feature meat on most days. This week we are switching the balance and going meat free on more days than we will eat meat.
This week’s meal plan is centered on two key ingredients. The chicken and the egg. I have a whole chicken and a dozen eggs that I am planning to get lots of healthy, delicious meals out of!
A simple meal plan this week, as always, I’ve linked the recipes that are on our website already for you if you want them!
I’ve gone back to basics with this week’s meal plan. I planned it in my bullet journal, which I hadn’t done for a few weeks and really enjoyed sitting down with a cup of tea to and putting pen to paper. I have linked any recipes that have already been published on our website in the post and will be adding more throughout the week.
Nothing could have prepared us for the challenge of becoming parents. Financially, things are tight. I have chosen to go back to work part time so I can spend as much time with Harry as possible but the drop in income and extra little mouth to feed has meant we have had to really reevaluate how we spend our money.
Here are our top money saving tips for cooking healthy food for the family and our money saving meals for next week!
A few pictures from our weekend and our meal plan for next week…
This week has been crazy! We have been living without a kitchen during the week and our new kitchen is finally going in as I type! It has meant our house in chaos, lots of quick microwave and slow cooker meals and spending as much time out of the house as possible!
Gosh, what a day! Harry has been poorly this week and it all came to a head today when the out of hours doctor admitted Harry to hospital with a bad chest, low oxygen levels and possible dehydration. He has hardly eaten or drunk for the past few days, he’s had a terrible cough, high temperature, crackly chest and has just been very lethargic and not his usual cheeky self. At times he has wheezed and his breathing has been laboured. It’s so hard as a parent to see your child crying in pain and not knowing how to help them.
Our meal plan this week is on a budget of £0! Here is what we have in the cupboards and the meals we will be making!
Jennifer is one of our lovely Friendly First Foods guest bloggers and is admin on our Facebook group. She cooks healthy, nutritious meals for her family and the children she looks after in her childminding job. Check out her meal plan and slow cooker recipes tutorials here!
This week we have spent a lot more on our shopping than normal. We spent approximately £75, instead of the usual £40. I’m still really pleased with what we got though (even if Alistair did sneak some bits into the trolly!)
Meal planning is a new habit that is here to stay for us. I love it! It is saving us a fortune and making us eat more healthily. Check out our plan for this week here!
This week’s meal plan!
For anyone who is interested, here is our meal plan for next week. Recipes for the meals will be posted throughout the week!