Meal Planning Monday 4th July 2016

meal planning monday

Can you believe we’re into July already? The weeks are rolling past quickly aren’t they? This weekend we’ve been away at the lovely Chesford Grange Hotel and Spa in Warwickshire (full review to follow) and it’s been a real treat. I’ve been feeling far too stressed lately so time away from the house, the chores and the to-do list has been very welcome!

We did well with our meal planning last week. Eating all the meals we had planned and prepped for which was great as the fridge was rather empty on Friday afternoon when we went away. I love that we’ve been able to use up all the ingredients and there’s very little waste. It makes me feel much happier knowing we have eaten well and the budget hasn’t ended up in the bin.

This week it’s business as usual, we’ve got a full working week ahead and a weekend at home to look forward to. Here’s what’s coming up on our meal plan this week.

Slimming World bean and rice burritos with summer salsa
Slimming World chicken kievs, actifry roasted new potatoes and salad
Steak, SW chips and vegetables
A healthy ‘grill up’ (think fry up but healthy food and grilled)
Slimming World chill con carne

I’ve heard that there’s a wholemeal bread mix available from Asda which can be used as part of the Healthy B allowance so I’m hoping to get my hands on some of that this week and make my own SW pizza for next Saturday. I really want to start experimenting with foods and make new things so I’m hoping this will give me the encouragement in the kitchen to re-ignite my enjoyment for cooking in the kitchen.

Meal Planning Monday is now a blog hop and it’s super easy to join in. If you fancy it, head on over to the Meal Planning Monday Facebook group and one of the admin team will let you know the blog hop code so you can link up! It’d be great to build the community up again, there’s so much inspiration out there, there’s so many ideas and recipes to choose from. It’s brilliant. Have a great week.

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Emma Shilton

Emma Shilton, is a UK Family Lifestyle blogger from the West Midlands, UK, Emma is Mummy to two boys; Olly, (born February 2013) who loves Lego, cars and old cartoons and Freddie, (born January 2018) who loves noisy toys and making a mess. The blog follows their adventures as they capture everyday life, family travels and adventures.

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  1. 04/07/2016 / 8:55 am

    We were talking about meal planning at the weekend. I planned really well when we were on holiday and there was no waste. Really need to start doing it at home.

  2. 04/07/2016 / 9:52 am

    The bean and rice burritos with summer salsa sound so good….
    It sounds like you have a great week planned…The pizza sounds fab. Good luck with it x

  3. 04/07/2016 / 3:29 pm

    Wow the bean and rice burritos sound so good, I love Mexican meals. I love how steak and Actify chips are Slimming World friendly, it is on my meal plan too! Hope you have a great week x #MealPlanningMonday

  4. 04/07/2016 / 6:39 pm

    The burritos sound yup, . I hope you can find the bread mix, homemade pizza is the best. Have a lovely week x

  5. 04/07/2016 / 7:50 pm

    Your menu sounds absolutely fab! I’ve just started my own Slimming World Journey, and it’s been an experience so far, making sure I am eating all the ‘right’ foods. We are also having Chilli and a Fry (grill) up this week.

    Laura x x x

  6. 05/07/2016 / 10:20 pm

    Ooh I can’t remember the last time I had chicken kievs, I adore that gorgeously garlic butter that oozes out, so good!!

    Your spa weekend sounds like heaven! Glad the meal planning is working too – it definitely cuts out a lot of waste!

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