I’m a bit late with this week’s meal plan. I have stuck with my new way of eating really well over the last few weeks, though, and I’m feeling good eating low carb food.
Writing a meal plan definitely saves me both time and money. However, when you are trying to stick to a particular eating plan, being organised really helps.
The other thing that has made it easier is buying plenty of easy to grab snacks. When I have gone off plan in the past it has always been because I had a snack attack and ended up eating a bag of crisps or some biscuits.
This time I have made sure there are various low carb chocolate bars, pork scratchings, nuts and cheeses to munch on.
They may not sound that good for you, but cutting out sugar and gluten particularly means I feel a lot better and more energy. I also don’t eat these treats in huge quantities.
I did a really big shop last week, so this time I just had to top up with some fresh stuff. So a quick in and out at Lidl and I was sorted.
As I am feeling good eating this way, I will carry on and try to be as strict as possible. However, I don’t eat super low carb compared to many. I have milk in my tea, fruit for breakfast and the odd glass of wine. Nevertheless, I eat far fewer carbs than I used to and no sugar at all.
So without further ado, here is this week’s meal plan.
As we still have lots of delicious home grown tomatoes plus a few courgettes still arriving, I am going to roast them with some peppers again. This is my favourite way to eat them – roasted very simply in olive oil, with garlic, salt and pepper. We will eat these with some baked chicken.
As it is just me for tea today, I will have the rest of the roasted veg with some more chicken. A no-cook evening for me!
Salmon cooked on the George Foreman grill – my absolute favourite new gadget! It cooks salmon brilliantly and quickly, leaving it moist but with a crispy skin.
My George Foreman is quite a small one and was second hand. It’s fine for us, but if you have a large family you would definitely need a larger one.
I will have my salmon with broccoli and carrots, but will do some spuds for Mr S.
Sausages with mashed spuds, kale from the garden and gravy. I won’t have the spuds, obviously.
Cod from the freezer with a lemon cream sauce, with grilled tomatoes and mushrooms. I might try the cod on the George Foreman to see how that works.
Chicken saag using a Simply Cook recipe kit. I know other people have cauliflower rice with a curry when they are eating low carb, but cauliflower really aggravates my IBS. Instead, I think I will make some keto garlic bread with mine. Mr S will have rice.
Coq au vin with creamy mash for Mr S and my daughter and courgetti for me (they can have some too, plus whatever other veg is around, maybe some buttered cabbage).
I am feeling great eating low carb food, and intend to keep it up for the foreseeable future. Gradually, I am finding ways to do it without spending too much and busting the grocery budget. I swear it makes a big difference to my fibromyalgia symptoms.
What are you eating this week? Anyone else avoiding the carbs?