The Meal Planning Linky Week #5 Meal Plan

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Being organised is really important to my family life. Being able to spend 1 hour a week working on a meal plan, grocery shopping and prepping fruit & vegetables saves us time and money. I love being able to be organised, have a healthy dinner and save money too. Meal planning helps us to reduce the amount of takeaways we eat, make healthier meal choices and also make the most of special offers at the supermarket. Today I’m sharing the Meal Planning Linky Week #5.

Katykickers weekly meal planning linky

Having a meal plan to hand removes some of the effort for me and avoids time wasting thinking about what to make for dinner and looking for ingredients. By meal planning before we go shopping I’m able to make a list of the ingredients that we require and ensure we have everything to hand to make dinner each evening.

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.

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The Meal Planning Linky Week #5

I will be planning 6 meals each week. This leaves 1 day per week for using up leftovers, dining out or visiting 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 plans.

My meals for the Meal Planning Linky Week #5 are:

Spaghetti bolognese with homemade garlic bread

Salt & pepper chicken with rice

Fish pie

Homemade pizzas

Slow cooker beef chilli

Sausage cassoulet

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 5. Save money, cut down on takeaways, be motivated and get inspiration for your meals

9 Responses

  1. Joleisa February 2, 2018 / 7:04 am

    Your slow cooker sounds awesome Katy! You’re gona make mine go all shy on me! Honestly though, I’m experimenting and learning so much each week with this meal planning linky. I’m grateful for the chance to link up and share each week. Glad your meals are ‘Daisy friendly’ too.

    • katykicker February 4, 2018 / 8:21 pm

      Thanks so much for joining in – loving your posts! x

  2. katykicker February 4, 2018 / 8:24 pm

    I love making homemade pizzas too! x

  3. katykicker February 4, 2018 / 8:25 pm

    If you really can’t face the dough what about buying the plain bases and then just adding your own toppings and sauce? Still healthier, tastier and should be cheaper too! x

  4. Michelle Utterlyscrummy February 4, 2018 / 10:55 pm

    We’re having homemade pizzas and a slow cooker beef stew too this week. The homemade pizzas are for a play date night, easy entertainment for the kids and they get to eat them once cooked. Result! I like the sound of the Fish Pie too, haven’t had one at ours for a while so I might put that on the plan for next week.

    • katykicker February 7, 2018 / 6:49 pm

      Ooh yay – glad I could inspire you! x

    • katykicker February 7, 2018 / 6:52 pm

      Yay! A really cheap and tasty meal x

  5. katykicker February 7, 2018 / 6:54 pm

    Absolutely do! It was SO delicious! x

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