Meal Planning Sunday 14/2016


The Easter holidays may still be in full swing but it’s back to business as usual for us this week. Hubby and I are both working all week, it’s hubby’s birthday in the week too so we’re off to London at the weekend for a couple of nights in the big smoke. We’re really looking forward to it. We’re staying at a swanky five star hotel for bed and breakfast and have our Merlin passes at our disposal so fingers crossed it’ll be a fun weekend.

We are all pretty shattered as Olly still hasn’t been sleeping very well. Last night he woke up twice before 11pm and then stirred awake at 1:30am and didn’t go back to sleep until after 3am. Safe to say we are all attempting early nights and making life as easy enough as possible this week.

I was very kindly sent a new recipe book from Slimming World this week, ‘Meals for One’ which they had very kindly personalised the front cover and spine for me.

It’s a fabulous book with loads of inspiration in for those people who just cook for themselves. One of the problems a lot of folk who follow SW is that they struggle to cook meals for the whole family because as soon as you say it’s a meal from a diet plan, they instantly think it’s going to be a stick of celery and taste disgusting! Which is completely rubbish as we’ve been cooking SW friendly meals for nearly two years now and hubby hasn’t moaned once.

We’ll be cooking up some of the meals from the book over the next few weeks and with delights such as jerk chicken with rice and peas, eggy chip bake and teriyaki chicken noodle stir-fry I can’t wait!

Here’s what’s on the menu this week;

Chicken and vegetable curry with basmati rice (cauliflower rice for me)
SW Hotdogs and Actifry chips
Bolognese with pasta (on a bed of lettuce for me)
Szechuan Pork (with extra noodles for hubby)

I’m still following the SW Extra Easy SP plan this week and hope it’ll give me a good loss on the scales on Tuesday. I’ll be blogging it again as I’ve been asked to help others with their menu planning on EESP. I’m hoping for good things as I need a good week before we go to London at the weekend so fingers crossed.

Have a great week!

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  • Reply Kara 03/04/2016 at 10:00 pm

    You are such an inspiration Emma. I really hope one day to follow.

    The meals sound very yummy indeed. The book is awesome xx

    • Reply Emma 04/04/2016 at 8:55 pm

      Thank you Kara xx

  • Reply A Cornish Mum 04/04/2016 at 11:03 am

    Eggy chip bake?! Yes please! I’m considering slimming world at the moment, since I am running out of clothes that I can actually fit more than 1 leg in ;)

    Stevie x

  • Reply Sharon Keatings 08/04/2016 at 11:57 am

    Sorry Emma – am very new to this malarkey. Have signed up for your instagram and for the blog, but I am really interested to know how to make the SW hotdogs and the actifry chips and also how many syns they would be? Have really enjoyed reading your site and look forward to exploring it more (when I know what to do!) Can you tell I am a (youngish) gran with not a lot of skills in on-line stuff????

    • Reply Emma 08/04/2016 at 9:35 pm

      Hello Sharon, thanks so much for your message. I bought the Slimming World sausages from Iceland and we had them in bread rolls (you can use a wholemeal bread roll less than 60g as a healthy B or just syn them, check your SW app) and the actifry chips are sprayed with frylight before they go in the actifry for 35 minutes. They are free! Enjoy exploring online x

      • Reply Sharon Keatings 13/04/2016 at 12:23 pm

        Thank you so much for getting back to me – I’m going to try this tonight. Love your blogs and bits and pieces and have told my daughter to look up your site as she has a wee boy (my grandson) who is 2, and will find your stuff very interesting!

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