I’ve been eating really badly recently. I’ve been feeling down and my mental health has definitely had an affect on my physical health. I’ve decided it’s time to do something about it and have done a ‘healthy eating meal plan’ to help keep me on plan.
I haven’t meal planned recently and have ended up spending far more on my shopping than I usually would so I’m hoping that by planning I’ll save money too. This week’s shopping cost me just over £40 but we did have a lot of basics in the cupboard which will help me to make the meals I’ve planned. I find having a wide range of herbs, spices and flavourings helps me to cook healthy, tasty meals that I look forward and it’s a complete misconception that healthy food has to be bland or boring.
So on to the meal plan. I’ve planned 7 meals but I’m not being strict with which meal we eat on which day. I’m hoping this flexibility will help me to feel less constricted and actually look forward to the meals we will be eating. All of the meals on this plan are from the Slimming World ‘Family Feasts on a Budget‘ and ‘Fakeaways‘ cook books.
- Zingy chicken tray bake
- Sausage casserole
- Sweet and sour chicken
- Moroccan vegetable tagine
- Slimming world doner kebab
- Fish cakes
For lunches I’m just going to make it up as I go along but am going to try and make them as healthy as possible. I’m still going to allow myself treats and would definitely say I’m not 100% on plan but I’m heading in the right direction and, for now, that’s enough. I’m not going to weigh in because I just feel like it’s an extra pressure I don’t need right now but I will be going back at some point and hopefully wont have gained too much.
The children will be eating the same meals as us, as always. The only changes I make to recipes is to use full fat dairy options for them and fat free for me.