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The Meal Planning Linky Week #157 Meal Plan

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Happy New Year! I hope that 2021 is a better one for us all… I say slightly worried about jinxing us!

This month I’m going to be setting a firm budget of a maximum of £250 for groceries. Recently we have used Hello Fresh a lot, which has been great, but they can be a little expensive, so I’m just going to have ONE box this month. If you’ve never used them you can (*Grab £46 off your first 3 boxes) as a new customer.

This week I’m looking forward to being a little more hands on with my cooking, and practicing some of my recipes again!

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Meal planning helps us to have low food waste which is really important to me. It also helps us to save money and avoiding overspending on groceries. It feels more important than ever at the moment as we’re in tier 4 here in Essex and really want to minimise our supermarket trips as much as we physically can.

I’ve been meal planning for several years now pretty much weekly. It is a great way for us to save money and I really enjoy having a nice variety of meals to choose from each week.

Air fryer fries in a basket with ketchup

Each week other lovely bloggers link up their meal plans, to try and share recipes around with one another, inspire each other and hopefully drive a little bit of extra traffic too! I really enjoy running this linky and seeing what meals everyone is cooking that week.

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The Meal Planning Linky Week #157

Slow cooker sausage cassoulet

Slow cooker vegetarian lasagne and homemade garlic bread

Slow cooker pulled pork in soft white flour rolls with air fryer chips

Fish pie with leeks

Piri-piri chicken breasts with seasoned potatoes & vegetables (Found a mix in the freezer!)

Slow cooker chicken curry with slow cooker rice and 3 ingredient no yeast flatbreads

Chinese takeaway – after 9 months I think! (Rolled over from last week) Sesame prawn toast is something I’ve been thinking about for AGES!

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

Slow cooker enchilada mix step by step cooking photographs of the ingredients, enchiladas being browning in the oven and enchiladas once browned

Why not check out some of my latest recipes while you’re here?

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Karen Reekie

Thursday 14th of January 2021

We need to use our air fryer more, it's so handy for all sorts of things. Sorry for slight delay in replying. Lockdown and back at home threw me for a loop and I am catching up!


Sunday 24th of January 2021

Ahh you're fine love, I hope you're doing well! x

Charlotte Zealey

Wednesday 6th of January 2021

I really need to use more of the slow cooker for sure this is something which has got neglected recently in our house


Wednesday 6th of January 2021

It is such a convenient way to have a dinner ready at the end of the day. Also, for us it avoids those last minute splurges on takeaways!

Cheryl Pasquier

Monday 4th of January 2021

Happy New Year ! Fingers crossed 2021 is filled with good news for all of us :) I was looking at using my slow cooker more now I've gone back to work. Some lovely ideas here :)


Tuesday 5th of January 2021

Thank you, not off to the best start are we, hopefully things can only get better! Happy New Year

Kim Carberry

Monday 4th of January 2021

Happy new year! Wishing you all the best for 2021! I love the sound of all of your meals, especially the slow cooker one's. We're having pulled pork this week but I just bought a couple of frozen packs. I should really make my own. Enjoy your Chinese takeaway x


Tuesday 5th of January 2021

Thank you so much, nothing wrong with a frozen pack, I've found those to have lots of flavour too! Happy New Year too x

Sarah - Mud Cakes and Wine

Monday 4th of January 2021

Wow amazing use of your slow cooker I must use mine more x


Tuesday 5th of January 2021

Thank you, really going for it this month to save time/effort and money!

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