I’m a BIG fan of meal planning! Being able to save money, and avoid takeaways is great for our waistline and our budget too. For us, the main area where we go wrong with eating healthy is not planning dinners and not meal planning before we go shopping. Since we have become more motivated and begun meal planning, we feel more organised at home and we are eating healthier too. Today marks the first week of my new Meal Planning Linky. This linky is hosted by myself, Katykicker, and Naomi from The Organised Life Project. We both LOVE meal planning and want to invite you to join us in sharing your meal plan and keeping motivated.
Meal planning allows me to remove some of the day to day stress from my life. Often, by 3 pm, I’m tired from juggling work, nursery drop-off/pick-up and don’t have the motivation to think of what we want to eat for dinner. Also, my husband works shifts so he goes out to work at 5 pm sometimes. This means we need an early dinner and it falls right in the middle of Daisy’s bedtime routine.
By posting my meal plan weekly I want to make healthier choices, cut out takeaways, cook from scratch and save lots of money too. I’ve also switched from shopping at Tesco to shopping at Aldi and I’ve been saving a LOT of money so far.
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.
The rules of the Meal Planning Linky
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How to link up with The Meal Planning Linky Week #1
Once your post is live all you need to do is hit the button that says “Add your link”. This takes you to the link-up page where you can add your post.
The Meal Planning Linky Week #1
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 #1 are:
Slow cooker sausage cassoulet with veg
Slow cooker beef casserole + dumplings
As you can see I’m going to be utilising the slow cooker LOTS this week. I’ve got a triple slow cooker so some days there will be two pots in use for us, and one for Daisy. Daisy is allergic to lots of different foods, including chicken, so she will be eating a separate meal to us for half of the week. When I cook for Daisy I use up leftover fruit & vegetables from the fridge to make her pureed food. This means that during the week she has a variety of textures and gets lots of vitamins & minerals too.