The weather has been fabulous this week. I love the sunshine! This, along with being on Slimming World, has made me want to eat lighter meals. I am also really busy setting up my own online business, so I can’t be bothered with faffy recipes. They need to be easy to cook and eat. So, although we aren’t quite there yet, here is my summer meal plan for the coming week.
A summer meal plan (Slimming World friendly)
Syn-free summer veg spaghetti (from A Pinch of Nom). This uses rainbow chard but I will use spinach instead. It also contains asparagus, which I love!
Salmon with air fryer roasted potatoes (sprayed with Frylight) and lots of steamed veg.
My daughter gave me a recipe card and spice pots from Simply Cook for an Iranian Vegetable Stew. I think the spices will all be free on Slimming World. It states that it makes 250 calories per serving, which sounds fine. I will let you know how I get on!
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Vegetable stir fry and noodles. I will use a similar flavouring to this recipe.
Ratatouille made with Frylight, rice and some lower fat cheddar from by healthy A allowance. I picked up a small aubergine in Lidl along with courgettes so will add that.
Hard boiled egg and tuna salad. I mix a small spoonful of real mayo with fat free yogurt, salt and pepper, and lemon juice as a dressing for the tuna. The very low calorie stuff is awful and this tastes nicer.
Mushroom omelette with air fried chips and peas. A nice, easy end of week dinner!
I seem to have got into the habit of taking loads of vitamins on top of healthy eating. This isn’t really necessary and is expensive. However, I have found that a combi tablet of glucosamine and chondroitin has made a noticeable difference to the aches and pains caused by my disc issues (regular readers will know that I had an agonising trapped nerve for months as a result of this). I also take turmeric as it is anti-inflammatory and acidophilus lactobacillus as I find it helps by IBS symptoms.
That may still sound like a lot of supplements, but I was taking more! I buy them from Healthspan as I think they are good quality and a reasonable price. If you use my referral code you can get £5 off your first order.
I hope you found my summer meal plan interesting! What are you eating this week?
As ever, I am joining Katy Kicker in her weekly meal plan link up. Head over for more ideas about eating on a budget.