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The Meal Planning Linky Week #2 Meal Plan

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Meal planning is something that I have really come to enjoy in the last few months. Meal planning helps keep us from buying takeaways, helps us eat healthier and has become an enjoyable part of my week. I love being able to look at a week’s meal plan, shop for the groceries and know that we have lots of nice meals to choose from. Today I’m sharing the Meal Planning Linky Week #2.

Meal planning allows me to remove some of the stress from our daily life. I’m able to look each morning and see what food I fancy eating. Also, if we are going to be busy then I can choose a slow cooker dinner and get that on in the morning. This allows us to sit down to a hot meal with minimal effort at a busy time of day.

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 #2

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 #2 are:

Slow cooker cottage pie with sweet potato mash

Fish pie with veg

Slow cooker chicken saag curry + rice in slow cooker

Slow cooker fakeaway lamb kebab + air fryer chips

Sausage, root veg mash & veg on the side

Jacket potatoes + beef chilli in the slow cooker

I love using my triple slow cooker and I have been testing out making side dishes in it recently too. Most of this week’s dinners are Daisy friendly so I won’t have to do that much extra cooking for her.

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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Tuesday 16th of January 2018

It's such a simple way to have dinner ready after the busy parenting witching hour!

Louise Fairweather

Monday 15th of January 2018

Oh I do love a fakeaway kebab. I have been meal planning for a few weeks now but haven't yet seen much of an impact in spending less


Tuesday 16th of January 2018

Once you build up a stockpile of herbs and spices and things like that you can start making all your own sauces and it really does make a difference financially.

Faith A.

Monday 15th of January 2018

Think I've had the same reaction as the readers above - I really need to start using my slow cooker more! I won one recently and have only tried a few recipes, though that did include the slower cooker bolognese sauce I ate last week.


Tuesday 16th of January 2018

The slow cooker is just such a great way to save money!

Michelle Utterlyscrummy

Sunday 14th of January 2018

I love my slow cooker, not using it much this week but will definitely be using it next week. So handy to have, means dinner practically cooks itself.


Tuesday 16th of January 2018

It is fantastic isn't it!


Saturday 13th of January 2018

it's fantastic - It's unlikely you'll regret getting one! xx

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