We have a ton of home grown fruit and veg coming through at the moment. It is so satisfying to see our labours coming to fruition. So this week I needed to formulate a home grown food plan to use some of it.
I made a batch of redcurrant jelly this week. As I am still on Slimming World, I won’t be scoffing lots of it just yet, However, I can have a table spoon full swirled into my favourite fat free Greek yogurt for about 2 Syns, so not too bad.
As I said in yesterday’s Five Frugal Things post, I put on a pound last week. I want to lose at least two this week to get me back on track. I bought a couple of Slimming World recipe books, so plan to use a couple of recipes from those. My meal plan also has to be Slimming World friendly.
But first! Back to the home grown food plan. Lots of courgettes here, as well as chard and runner beans, so they need to be incorporated into whatever we eat.
I am absolutely loving the chard. It has been a fantastic crop and is so delicious.
We also have lots of cultivated blackberries coming through too, so they will be nice with some fat free Greek yogurt for desserts. Excuse the crazy hair – I had just been out gardening in the drizzle!
Home Grown Food Plan
Courgette eggy bake with air fried potatoes and chard. I will make it Slimming World friendly using Frylight and low fat cheddar from my Healthy Extra A allowance. If you don’t do Slimming World, use the normal stuff. It’s a pretty healthy recipe anyway, with lots of lovely veg towards your daily five. Spot the home grown food stuff here!
I am finding my air fryer an absolute godsend on Slimming World. It is so quick to cook all sorts of foods in with no extra fat needed. I have one like this VonShef one from Amazon.
SW chicken tikka masala with rice. I will leave out the onion, as it doesn’t agree with me. I think it is yummy and spicy enough. I will also chop up some chard and runner beans quite finely and add them. More of our own stuff for my home grown food plan ….
Mr S absolutely loves a curry so will be happy with this.
Just me at home for dinner so I am keeping it easy. Today will be the day to make some courgette and celery soup, which I shall eat with a large jacket potato and some of my cheese allowance. If I make the soup with Frylight it will be free.
Mediterranean chicken risotto from Slimming World again. I will use courgettes in this as well as some chard (instead of the suggested spinach) and serve with runner beans.
Prawn, chilli and tomato linguine, again from one of my Slimming World books. I am hoping some of our tomatoes will have ripened in time to use them in this.
We are off on our hols leaving the cats and the house in my lodger Katie’s capable hands. She is an absolute gem.
Actually we are camping for the first few days at the Green Gathering festival, then moving onto a gorgeous AirBnB* in Wales, near Tenby. I plan to take our first night’s meal with us, as I don’t know how much Slimming World and IBS friendly food I am going to get at the festival.
So we shall have skinny meat balls (from Aldi) with a courgette and tomato sauce and wholewheat pasta. This can easily be warmed up on our camping stove.
Not sure – will see what’s available. As a precaution, we are taking tinned ratatouille, canned vegetarian ravioli and meaty bolognese, pasta and stir in sauce. Then it doesn’t matter if we don’t use them. I will have tea bags and a kettle though, as that most definitely will be in use, plus sugar free muesli and some long life lactose free milk. Hope it lasts a few days in our cool box!
The festival asks that you take reusable water bottles, cups, plates and cutlery, which I think is brilliant. You can rent them if you forget. If you use our canned food we will make sure the cans are properly recycled.
So, my next meal plan will be in a couple of weeks, when we shall no doubt be mainly eating giant courgettes…. I hope you like the look of my home grown food plan for this week. What are you eating?
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