The Meal Planning Linky Week #3 Meal Plan

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Meal planning is something that I have really come to love in recent months. Meal planning helps us avoid buying takeaways, helps us to eat healthier meals and has become an important part of my organisational week. Being able to look at a meal plan, and choose what we are going to eat, takes some of the stress away from our day. Today I’m sharing the Meal Planning Linky Week #3.

Katykickers weekly meal planning linky

Day to day life can feel a little stressful at times. Like a lot of parents I’m juggling multiple activities on a daily basis, and I’m also fitting in working from home too. Meal planning saves me time and effort and best of all it saves us money in the process!

By holding myself accountable, with a meal plan, I am making healthier choices for us. We are cutting out on the takeaways, preparing food from scratch and saving ourselves money too. I have switched from shopping at Tesco to shopping at Aldi and this has helped our grocery budget too.

The Meal Planning Linky is a weekly linky. Naomi and I will be sharing our week’s meal plan and would love you to link yours up too. By sharing meal plans we can all keep ourselves accountable and inspire one another with new ideas and recipes.

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The Meal Planning Linky Week #3

I’ll be planning 6 meals per week each week. This leaves 1 day a week for eating leftovers, dining out or visiting friends and family for dinner. We don’t have set days for our meals, as I prefer to decide in the morning which of the meals we want and what fits in with our day’s plans.

My meals for the Meal Planning Linky Week #3 are:

Slow cooker beef chilli + rice in slow cooker

Fish + air fryer chips with peas/beans

Lamb dish (Going to look for a recipe with some items I want to use from my cupboard)

Slow cooker pulled pork + air fryer chips

Sausage cassoulet with extra veg

Slow cooker whole chicken with all the trimmings

My *triple slow cooker is really helpful when I want to make us a slow cooker dinner. I’m able to make us a main dish, a side dish and cook a separate meal for Daisy too. Most of this week’s dinners are Daisy friendly so I won’t have to do that much extra cooking for her. This is always a great week for me!

If you’re looking for meal planning inspiration then be sure to read my meal planning tips and my meal planning with mince post. I’ve also got a post about making a roast chicken go further.

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The Meal Planning Linky Week #3. Save money, cut down on takeaways, be motivated and get inspiration for your meals

18 Responses

  1. Karen Hannah January 19, 2018 / 8:19 am

    I made the switch to Aldi some time ago and it have saved me so much money. I’m spending an average of £60 – £70 per week now rather than over £100. I bet the chilli is good in the slow cooker with all the flavours involved.

    • katykicker January 20, 2018 / 11:13 am

      That’s fantastic Karen! Well done to you! x

  2. Joleisa January 19, 2018 / 9:24 am

    This week we experimented with making different types of ravioli. It’s not hard at all and it freezes really well. My favourites are the vegetarian ricotta and spinach and the meaty one with minced beef and tomato sauce. I love that meal planning is cheaper, and most importantly you take in less additives and preservatives when you do your own. Thanks for sharing.

    • katykicker January 20, 2018 / 11:14 am

      That’s so true, I love that there are less nasties in my food and I feel proud when I serve something home-made to my family too! Thanks for the comment x

  3. Morgan January 19, 2018 / 9:42 am

    I would love to know which airfryer you use, I’ve considered getting one but heard so many mixed reviews. I tend to make my chips in the oven but our oven isn’t the most economical of items.

    • katykicker January 20, 2018 / 11:15 am

      Hiya Morgan! The one that I have is the Philips airfryer. This is an affiliate link to it: I got it half price during a lightning deal, wouldn’t advise paying full price for it! x

    • katykicker January 20, 2018 / 11:16 am

      It’s surprisingly good! The pots are quite small, but there are only two adults and a little girl here. Maybe one day I’ll have to go back to a bigger one!

  4. Vicky January 19, 2018 / 9:21 pm

    I’m intrigued by the airfryer. We got one for the inlaws for Christmas (which they chose) then they returned it as it couldn’t do fish and chips at the same time as per the picture in the box hahaha

    • katykicker January 20, 2018 / 11:17 am

      Oh no, what a shame! I’ve found that while it isn’t in the book you can definitely cook two things at once in the airfryer. So last night I made sausage and chips – yum! I cooked the sausage part way through, then added the chips and shook the basket regularly.

  5. Cat Plummer January 21, 2018 / 4:37 pm

    That sausage cassoulet looks lovely. I am going to add it to my to-try list!

  6. Michelle Utterlyscrummy January 21, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    I’ve used our slow cooker this week to prepare a huge batch of mince to make three meals out of. I love the sound of the roast chicken and pulled pork. Slow cookers are fab, I love the fact that with minimal preparation dinner basically cooks itself.

    • katykicker January 22, 2018 / 1:46 pm

      That’s fantastic Michelle, well done you!

  7. Louise Fairweather January 22, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    I haven’t done pulled pork for ages – will have to put that on one of my meal plans soon

    • katykicker January 22, 2018 / 1:46 pm

      It’s so simple in the slow cooker! x

  8. Paula @mummyvswork January 22, 2018 / 1:25 pm

    Sounds delicious! I really need to try and use our slow cooker a bit more though! I’ll have a look at your recipes for inspiration next week!

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