Keeping it cheap! This week’s meal plan

After an extravagant Christmas, 30th birthday and a tax return we are on strict rations until payday!  Last week I didn’t stick to my meal plan and ended up spending way too much on food and still not quite having all the ingredients to make any one meal.  I’m a firm believer that planning is the key to success so this week I’m back on it.  We’re keeping it cheap but that doesn’t mean we won’t be eating delicious, healthy, on plan food.

This morning was a bit chaotic and I didn’t have time to get the slow cooker on before going out so I’m going to change the order of the meals on the plan but we will still be eating these meals at some point in the week.

I’m still planning in my Plum Planner and am really enjoying it.  I love being able to look back at the previous month, what I ate each week and how much weight I lost for inspiration and I think this will be really useful when I’ve been on plan for a while and start to loose my mojo.  I think the key to this being sustainable is to keep mixing it up and plan for meals that I genuinely really want to eat and keeping a log of what I’ve made in the past will help me to remember what I enjoyed.

My favourite meal this week has been the all day breakfast quiche I shared on my blog.  They taste so naughty, it really makes me feel like I’m winning!

Favourite meals this week:

I lost 2lbs this week taking my total up to 8lbs.  Here’s a few of my favourite meals from this week.

Full English breakfast quiche and veggie quiche
Harry and I had a picnic last week. It was so much fun!
Sweet and sour chicken

Another way I’ve stayed on plan this week was by taking snacks out with me.  I used my beeswax wrap to make a little pick n mix of carrot sticks, blueberries, cherry tomatoes and a babybel.

Meal Plan

So on to this week’s meal plan.  As usual I will be cooking the same for us all, Harry will be eating exactly the same as I am but with full fat options where I will be having the fat free version.

  • Slow cooker veggie curry
  • Tuna pasta bake
  • Zingy chicken tray bake
  • Jacket potato with beans and cheese
  • Fish cakes and salad
  • Spaghetti and meatballs
  • Sausage, egg and chips


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