Monday, 10 September 2012

Meal Planning Monday - 10th September

I am back on the meal plan bandwagon after a rather depressing month or so off. Everything went a bit pear shaped after my birthday week and I because a little lazy and disinterested in cooking. I was sick of having to be in charge of meals so went on strike.

We ended up spending far too much on takeaway, and sporadic mid-week shopping, so finally last week the boyfriend begged me to start meal planning again. So here it is...


Monday: Turkey Chilli with rice
Tuesday: Tuna pasta bake
Wednesday: Chicken Thighs and potato croquettes
Thursday: Ravioli on toast/ egg on toast or (sort yourself out night)
Friday: Sausage and bean casserole
Saturday: Bacon Sandwiches for breakfast/lunch and then leftover casserole for dinner.
Sunday: Chicken dinner at around 2pm.


It is pretty straight forward, pretty healthy and I have all the ingredients in the house from last weeks food shop.

I have even created a monthly excel spreadsheet totting up my weekly spend and which helps me create my online shopping list (yes, I am a geek).

How do you plan your weekly meals? Do you plan or wing it? Any money saving tips would be loved also....

I understand some may find these posts boring as there is no recipes but it is as much a tool for me to keep on top of everything and to refer back to when feeling uninspired.

9 comments:

  1. They're not boring, I love seeing what other people are eating! Maybe it's just me being nosy.

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  2. I find that meal planning is such a great way to save money and eat healthier. When I have planned what we are eating we have less of the bad stuff and save money! x

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  3. I really must start doing this!

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  4. If I don't meal plan I buy way too many takeaways too! Lovely variety :)

    Found via the Mrs M linky x

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  5. Sounds like a great meal plan. Never apologise for being "boring" - what you might think as boring can give inspiration to someone else. It's such a good way to keep accountable and make an effort with meals. Keep at it! Enjoy your week xx

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  6. Most of the time I plan, that in itself saves money as I know if I do a sag aloo one day, there will be left over spinach to eat the next day so I make sure the meals flow.

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  7. Hardly boring, all of it sounds great. I do hope you'll be posting at least some of the recipes though. Heh. Especially the tuna pasta bake, love that stuff.

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  8. Definitely not boring, I'm quite nosey and like to see what other people are eating in their normal lives as opposed to just when they blog about the fancier things! I always meal plan for Mon-Fri but tend to leave weekends to just see what we're doing. To be honest I hate it at times but it's definitely cheaper and saves those horrendous head scratching after work visits to the shops!

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  9. This post sounds EXACTLY like me! If I don't do a planned meal list, then I spend far too much money on convenience food and waste time trying to decide what to cook for me and the husband each night! A planned meal list (though time-consuming on a Monday) always makes my week hassle-free and saves me money!x

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