My aim with this meal plan is to show you how we use as much as we can from every ingredient so as to avoid waste, meaning we save money. Also, I’ve not been very well this weekend so haven’t wanted to go out and do a big shop so we are using what’s in the cupboards.
We cooked the chicken yesterday for a delicious roast dinner. We then took as much meat as we could off the chicken and put it in the fridge for later on in the week.
We put the bones and everything else that was left in the slow cooker with boiling water on low overnight to make chicken stock. Using the slow cooker meant that we didn’t have to rush to let the stock cool for the fridge/freezer before we went to bed. It could simmer all night and take on lots of flavour. The stock that we have made will go into soups, casseroles, rissotto… Any recipe that uses chicken stock really!
So here is our meal plan for the week, celebrating the delicious leftovers from our family roast dinner.
I have put links to the recipes at the bottom of this page for you!
- Chicken, avocado and tomato wraps
- Cod fishcakes and homemade chips.
- Chilli chickpea and lentil soup.
- Chicken and egg fried rice.
The soup is so easy to make and full of flavour. It is syn free for any fellow Slimming World lovers out there and so cheap to make! The chicken stock is leftovers, lentils and chickpeas are so healthy and cheap to buy! Plus the soup can be made in large batches and frozen to be used another day!
- Mini veggie omlettes
- Chicken curry
- Curried chickpea patties and vegetables
- Chicken and vegetable casserole
- Chicken and sweetcorn tortilla pizza and sweet potato wedges
- Scrambled egg on toast
- Spaghetti and meatballs
Throughout the week we will also be making muffins and pancakes with the eggs.
What would you make from your roast dinner leftovers? Please share your ideas in the comments! I’d love to hear them!