Nelly Elliott

Newcastle based blogger, mama, creative, coffee-only with my oxygen, vegan, plus-size fashion lover and feminist.

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Meal Planning Monday - 4th January

Happy New Year! Well, I've had a nice relaxing nearly 3 weeks off work, hanging with family and generally christmas-ing it up. I am feeling, as I am sure most people are, a little bloated and over-indulged. So I am keen to get back to normality a little, eat a little less, move a little more and get back into a routine again. I started January by making a big batch of spicy carrot and harissa soup, which was utterly delicious and put me in the mood for a healthier month ahead. Recipe to follow.

I scored some awesome meat bargains after Christmas at Asda, their reduced section was HUGE and I stuffed my freezer, so hopefully my food bills will be lovely and low this month.

Monday: Slow cooked beef stew - I'll prep on Sunday to make my first day back at work a little less stressful. There will also be plenty of leftovers for lunch.

Tuesday: Tuna jacket potatoes and salad.

Wednesday: Beef burgers with homemade chips.

Thursday: Healthy carbonara - made with creme fraiche.

Friday: Pork chops with mash and veg

Breakfast and lunch at work this week will be porridge and either leftovers or tinned soup.

Want to see what everyone else is eating ? Head over to Meal Planning Monday at Mrs M's blog !