Monday, 2 January 2017

Meal Planning Like a Boss - 1st January

Guys, I am so rusty. I haven't planned or properly cooked in so long. Its all been off the cuff panic cooking or a lazy click on Just Eat. I was literally scrolling for a full 5 minutes looking for a vaguely recent food photo to accompany this post and all I could find was my Christmas dinner, which I didn't even cook! Oh dear.

Things need to change

I am feeling that scary, anxious, out of control feeling in my tummy and I need to make lists and plans. So here I am, back to meal planning and hopefully I will stick to it for a while. With weddings to pay for we need to be frugal and not throw money away on takeaways out of sheer laziness. So I am taking the bull by the horns and setting myself a goal of completing and blogging my weekly meal plan each week in January, as well as photographing my food again, which I actually find really helpful (be sure to follow my #therealnellyeats hashtag over on instagram)

Monday: Bangers and mash with carrots and broccoli

Tuesday: Beef lasagne with salad.

Wednesday: King prawn egg fried rice

Thursday: Pork chops with potatoes and vegetables

Friday: Homemade pizza

Saturday: Tuna pasta bake

Sunday: Roast chicken

I am off work this week so I have planned breakfasts and lunches for me and Zoe too. I have taken a cupboard and freezer inventory so our weekly shop this week should be fairly small with just a couple of fresh bits of fruit and vegetables needed.

Anyone else back on the meal plan bandwagon? Please share yours below too so I can get some inspiration!

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9 comments

  1. Sounds like a good week! I haven't meal planned yet but I will!

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  2. Hari OM
    ..you got me at the home made pizza! I will be travelling (from tomorrow) for a couple of months, so any dietary behaviour will be governed by the prevailing kitchens... but of course, I have the control of portions. That much I can do... wishing every success as you begin the year afresh. YAM xx

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  3. Good luck with the meal planning! You sound very organised.
    Ohh! King prawn egg fried rice. I could just eat that now :)

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  4. Travelling? Sounds exciting! Anywhere nice?

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  5. Sounds good. I've just went through my freezer and cupboard and planned meals around what we already had in - it's amazing what you actually have in your cupboards once you start looking.

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  6. ...am off to Mumbai for January then Sydney in Feb! 😊 Yxx

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  7. Catherine Hooper3 January 2017 at 12:26

    It all sounds so delicious! we are aiming for more batch cooking, slow cooking and soup,. need to save some dosh and kick start the diet!

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  8. Loving the sound of this. It's my aim this weekend to meal plan as after a first week back at work (and ten months maternity) I'm a little out of touch with meal planning. Looking forward to some inspiration :-)

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