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Trying something a bit different: This week’s meal plan

I’m back on it again with the meal planning.  We had the opportunity to try something a little different this week and are really excited to see how it fits into our family meal plan.

I’ve started meal planning Sunday to Sunday recently as that’s when I seem to be doing my weekly shop so this meal plan includes last night.

We were very kindly gifted a box by My Cook Box, containing 3 meals for our family to try.  The box arrived on Saturday and I was really impressed by the quality of the produce inside.  We tried one of the recipes last night and it was soo tasty!  The recipe was clear and easy to follow, it was healthy and the portion sizes were generous.  (I’d say a box for 2 people would easily feed 2 hungry adults and a baby.)

If you want to try a box for yourself they’ve given me a discount code for my followers to get 40% off their order.

Use code: FRIENDLY40 for 40% off.

The first meal we tried was chicken and lentil coconut curry with fluffy rice and it was delicious! (I’m actually eating leftovers for my lunch while I type!)  I’ve always been hesitant to try recipe services like this as I thought they would be expensive but was surprised to find it was more affordable that I thought.  Buying the ingredients to make the meals without My Cook Box would’ve cost more and there would’ve been more waste so I think this is a great way to enjoy a healthy treat!

Alistair and I cooked together which was so much fun and made a great ‘date night while the kids are asleep upstairs’ activity!

The rest of the week we are going to eat what’s in the cupboard and freezer.  After our week before payday panic last month I planned ahead and prepared a little extra each time I cooked so we have plenty to keep us going!

Meal Plan


  • Porridge
  • Weetabix
  • Toast and honey
  • Egg and spinach wraps


  • Sandwiches
  • Pesto pita pockets
  • Soup
  • Couscous and roasted veg
  • Houmous and dippers


  • Chicken and lentil coconut curry with fluffy rice (My Cook Box)
  • Shepherds pie with sweet potato topping
  • Butternut and bacon bake with kale and a crunchy top (My Cook Box)
  • Chilli nachos
  • Parisienne spiced chicken mini fillets with garlicky green beans and roast potatoes (My Cook Box)
  • Sausage and bean casserole
  • Breaded basa fillets and homemade chips


**The recipe box was gifted by My Cook Box.  All thoughts shared are my own and I never share a product or service with you that I wouldn’t genuinely recommend to friends and family.

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