I am struggling with meal planning and being organised with food at the moment. This is because I go shopping as little as possible and, when I do go, I never quite know what I will find!
I am also not sure from one day to the next whether I am cooking just for me or for Mr S and his mum. Sometimes I also make something for number 1 daughter as she hasn’t been that well lately (not the dreaded covid-19, thank goodness!). I just deliver it and don’t hang about.
Is anyone else finding meal planning a bit odd and monotonous? What kind of food are you eating, and are you finding it easy or hard to get what you want?
Anyway, I thought I would have a bash at being organised again this week and try to meal plan for all eventualities!
There is no doubt that meal planning saves money. It also saves on time, which usually I really appreciate. However, at the moment I have more time than usual, so this isn’t so important.
Because I am eating a low carb diet, if not strictly keto, meal planning also helps me with this.
Being organised: this week’s meal plan
Cooking four meals tonight, so making spaghetti Bolognese with some mince from the freezer. I don’t have any courgettes to make courgetti though, so I will just have some steamed broccoli with mine.
I will also make some of my favourite keto garlic bread. This is delicious, and I have mozzarella and parmesan. I don’t have much cream cheese, however, so may need to improvise slightly. Will see what happens!
We have some chicken legs in the freezer, so I think I will keep it simple today and roast them, with kale, carrots and roast potatoes (I won’t have the potatoes).
There is a recipe for a keto crumble in my Quick Keto Meals in 30 Minutes or Less* book, so I might try this for a rare dessert. It is basically frozen berries with a nutty topping, but looks quite tasty.
Just me tonight. I have some halloumi that needs eating, so will fry that up and eat it with coleslaw and chopped avocado. A nice, easy and healthy dinner.
As I bought a pack of three peppers in my recent online shop, but will only use one in the Bolognese on Saturday, I think I will make a chicken breast and roasted pepper type affair with some olives and garlic.
There are some chicken breasts in the freezer. Mr S and his mum can have theirs with some rice and veg, but I will just have the veg.
I need to get to the farm shop for some bits, so will have eggs to make a nice bacon and cheese omelette tonight. I will see what veg needs eating with this or maybe make a carrot salad.
I am loathed to buy any salad leaves, as we have this in the greenhouse and they might be ready to start eating soon, fingers crossed. If so, it will be a green salad with grated carrot and tomato.
I have paused my Simply Cook deliveries, as I had too many sitting in the cupboard not being eaten. Although they were all delicious, many of them couldn’t easily be made low carb.
I do, however, have one for lamb keema matar. They sell their own lamb mince in the farm shop, so I will try to get some this week and make this.
The only other ingredients needed are tinned tomatoes and peas, both of which we have. I will see if I can pick up a couple of naan breads for Mr and S and his mum to eat with this, but I will just have some steamed broccoli.
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Again, I will make use of the chicken breasts in the freezer, and make a creamy chicken, bacon and mushroom casserole. This is super easy, consisting of fried chicken breast, bacon and mushrooms, cream and parmesan.
We still have some of last year’s chard in the garden so I will eat some of that with this. It’s going to seed now and the next lot needs to go in.
There! I feel much better for being organised with my meal planning. Won’t it be great to be able to go to the shops whenever you want and be confident finding what you need? Still, things could be worse, so I need to stop moaning.
What are you eating this week and are you being organised when it comes to food?
I am linking up with Katy Kicker in this week’s meal planning post. Click on the badge to see what others are eating and how they are being organised with meal plans.