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The Meal Planning Linky Week #24 Meal Plan

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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 24th week of my Meal Planning Linky.

Meal planning allows me to remove some of the day to day stress from my life. 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. I’ve also switched from shopping at Tesco to shopping at Aldi and I’ve been saving a LOT of money so far.

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The Meal Planning Linky Week #24

I’ll be planning 5 meals per week each week for the next month or so. This leaves 2 days 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 #24 are:

Salt & pepper chicken with egg fried rice

Slow cooker whole chicken, stuffing, roast potatoes, onion gravy etc

Chicken fajita triangles

Fish dish

Vegetarian bolognese pasta bake

Snacks: Homemade oat biscuits

I’ve got a triple slow cooker so some days there will be two pots in use for us, and a third one for Daisy. Daisy is allergic to lots of different foods, including chicken, so she will be eating a separate meal to us for around half of the week. When I cook for Daisy sometimes 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.

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 how to stretch a whole chicken.

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