The last few weeks at school were pretty hectic, The girls had dance rehearsals nearly every night and there were lots of end of year activities going on.
All this meant we were not eating properly, random meals here and there, and a lot of eating on the go.
So now everything has calmed down a bit I’ve had time to sit down and go through some sort of monthly meal plan.
cue new notebook-
I’ve set out a four weekly plan of meals, titled week 1,2,3,4 and each week I’ll check which meals we’ll be eating the following week so I can make a shopping list of just the foods we need. instead of just throwing things in the trolley.
So not only will we eat better, but we should save money too,by just getting the food we actually need. It has also added a bit of variety, as we were eating the same meals every week.Now we have a cycle of 28 different meals, I think that’s enough to stop us getting bored!
Chicken stir fry
Sweet potato, broccolI and chicken breast fillet
Rigatoni bake with chorizo
Sausage, mash and mixed vegetables
Homemade burgers and wedges with small side salad
Cottage pie with peas and carrots
Salad with jacket potato
Chicken in a bbq marinade with mushrooms peppers and asparagus
Homemade pizza with garlic bread
Beef stew with boiled potatoes
Chicken fahitas with salad and corn cobs
Chilli with mixed beans and quinoa
Lamb chops with green beans and new potatoes
Chicken curry with rice and poppadoms
Gammon, sweet potato fries and beans
Spaghetti bolognese and garlic bread
paprika chicken wrapped in bacon with rice and green beans
Scrambled egg, beans and sausages
Tagliatelle, homemade sauce and side salad
Roast beef or chicken, roast potatoes and vegetables
Soup and wholemeal rolls
minced beef, mashed potato and cabbage
Lamb kebabs and salad
Fish fingers, homemade chips and peas
Cheese salad and baguette
Tacos with salsa, onions, peppers and minced beef
Chilli burgers with salad
Garlic chicken and pasta
So that’s our monthly meal plan, now another reason I decided to do it,is because the kids were starting to want all different meals and it was getting a bit silly doing 4 or 5 different things, so I’ve laid down the law and said unless they genuinely don’t like something then we will all be eating the same meal together.