Meal Plan

This week’s meal plan {2 September 2019}….

This week marks the return of routine to our lives and I’m more excited than I should be!

I’m back at work today after two weeks off work which I’m obviously sad about but at the same time, I do like routine in our lives so the fact that both kids will be back at school/college in the next week does make me happy.  Basically, I have one teenager starting college on Thursday of this week and the other is back to school next Monday but away in France on holiday this week with a friend so 

This week's meal plan

Monday – Avocado on Toast

Avocado on Toast

It’s just me and teen 1 for tea tonight so I *think* we’ll have avocado on toast after the amazing brunch we had in Liverpool last week although it will probably be without the smoked salmon as that’s not particularly cheap. 😉

Tuesday – Fajitas

Fajitas is a super easy meal which we all enjoy!

Wednesday – Chicken Curry

We bought a curry spice blend from the Farmers Market last week so that’s on the menu for tea tonight I think.  We tasted a sample on the stall and it was so amazing that we couldn’t resist.

Thursday – Giant Filled Yorkshires

I’ve got some giant Yorkshire puddings in the freezer so I think I’ll see if I can hunt out some sort of stew in the freezer from a previous batch cooking session to serve in them.

Friday – Homemade Parmo

We never managed to get around to making out homemade parmo last week so we’re going to have another go this week!

Saturday – Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice!

You know what Saturday night means by now, right?  It’s Instant Pot Chicken and Rice night. I think we’re going to have a go at making some Nandos style flavourings this week with some Peri Peri seasoning.

Sunday – Toad in the hole

Nice and easy as well as super filling and pretty cheap so we’re loving this right now.

Have a fab week everyone!

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Meal Plan

This week’s meal plan {2 September 2019}….

 

Cass Bailey Meal Planning

Thank you Cass inviting me to share my weekly meal plan with you. Hello! I’m Dr Orlena. Busy mom to 4 picky kids. I plan my meals so that they’re easy to make. (LOL! That’s the most important thing right?)

I also want to maximise the chances of my kids eating them. I like to include lots of different vegetables as teaching my kids healthy eating habits is important.

Monday Slow Cooker Mixed Lentil Curry

Monday is a busy day for us. I love this slow cooker lentil curry. It takes me all of 5 minutes to prepare at breakfast time. Then it’s ready when we walk in the door at dinner time.

https://snotty-noses.com/blog/mixed-lentil-curry-crock-pot

Tuesday Braised Chicken with Leeks, Carrots and Celery

Braised chicken with leeks, carrots and celery. I love this easy dish. So do my kids! I’ll use the stock to make risotto in a few days!

Wednesday Chorizo Stew

A little taste of Spain today! I know all my kids (even the picky ones) will eat chorizo stew. Nothing like a quiet life!

https://snotty-noses.com/blog/spanish-chorizo-stew

Thursday Vegetable Risotto

Vegetable risotto. Another family favourite. I love it as I can pack it full of healthy vegeta- bles.

https://snotty-noses.com/blog/ramblings-risotto-or-how-get-your-4-year-old-eat-squash

Friday Cauliflower, Mac and Cheese

Cauliflower, Mac and Cheese. My healthier version of the all time classic. My kids love pasta and this is so easy. You can add as many veggies as you like!

https://snotty-noses.com/blog/cauliflower-cheese

Saturday Baked Beans and Eggs

Baked beans and eggs! Another busy day. I love this meal as it’s so super quick. And my kids love it too! We often have 2 eggs each because “yum!”

https://snotty-noses.com/blog/baked-beans-recipe

Sunday Pancakes

Pancake day! My kids love to make pancakes. And I love them because I can serve them with lots of vegetables. Each child can find something they like.

https://www.happyhealthyeatingforkids.com/blog/healthy-and-easy-dinner-idea-with- crepes

Dr Orlena

I’m Dr Orlena, a pediatric mother turned weight and health coach. Host of the Fit and Fab- ulous podcast. I help ambitious mothers lose weight by eating healthy foods. During Sept and Oct I’m doing a series of videos classes, including “How To Meal Plan Without Going Insane”. Find out more here. https://www.drorlena.com/videos.

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If you want to find out more about me then the best place to that is over on my other blog, The Diary of a Frugal Family.