The Meal Planning Linky Week #35 Meal Plan

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I absolutely love meal planning. It is a fantastic way to save money, stay organised and avoid the last-minute takeaway. I’m running a weekly meal planning linky, that allows other bloggers to share their meal plans too. I hope that this will help people to find lots of inspiration, delicious recipes and maybe read some helpful blog posts about meal planning and money saving. Today marks the start of me running this linky by myself as Naomi from The Organised Life Project moves on to pastures new. Thanks so much to Naomi for helping run this linky, and for inviting me to keep running it by myself.

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For me it doesn’t take long to meal plan. I sit down once a week, on a Sunday night, and look at what groceries we have available. Then I think about different meals that we haven’t had recently, or look online for some inspiration. Then once a week we visit Aldi, and sometimes Tesco or Sainsburys if Daisy needs some free-from specialist food. I switched from shopping at Tesco to shopping at Aldi and saved over 30%!

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The Meal Planning Linky Week #35

This week I have planned 6 dinners. This leaves one day for using up leftovers or possibly eating out. We like to be a little loose with our meal planning, to try and avoid the possibility of food wastage. Also, we don’t eat our dinners on set days, as I just decide each evening which meal we will be eating the following day.

Take a look at this weeks shop:

My meals for the Meal Planning Linky Week #35 are:

A week of slow cooker dinners slow cooker roast chicken

Slow cooker roast chicken with all the trimmings including sage and onion stuffing, onion gravy and airfryer roast potatoes.

How to cook rice in the slow cooker

Jerk chicken with slow cooker rice (Joleisa’s jerk chicken marinade)

Beef hotpot

Beef hotpot with veggies

Slow cooker beef keema

Quorn slow cooker keema curry with rice

Slow cooker chicken nachos

Slow cooker Chicken nachos (Quorn for Daisy)

Bacon mac and cheese

Bacon mac & cheese pasta bake

I absolutely love my triple slow cooker. It helps me batch cook, make a seperate meal for Daisy and I can even make side dishes 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 making a roast chicken go further.

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The Meal Planning Linky weekly meal plan week 35. Save money, cut down on takeaways, be motivated and get inspired. Roast chicken, beef keema, airfryer roasties and more! #mealplanning #frugal #food

14 Responses

  1. Joleisa August 31, 2018 / 1:09 pm

    Loving the idea of the slow cooker chicken nachos. I should give it a go one of these days. The slow cooker is such a versatile tool! This week I made a batch of tomato sauce in it!.
    Thanks for checking out and featuring my jerk chicken marinade which is so easy to make and so tasty too.
    Thanks for giving us the chance to link up and to learn new recipes each week.

    • katykicker September 18, 2018 / 10:36 am

      You’re so welcome. Thanks for taking part – I love your meal plans!

  2. Shoestring Jane September 1, 2018 / 12:05 pm

    Oooh, interested in your slow cooker Quorn recipe. I have a bag in the freezer but I’m not keen on the mince so this might make it go down more easily. Will bookmark that one for later.
    Thanks

    • katykicker September 18, 2018 / 10:37 am

      Hope you enjoyed it x

  3. Melissa Bradbury September 1, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    Your meals look gorgeous Katy. I plan mine similar to yours where I don’t have set days, even though I have put my meals on certain days in the plan. I will probably jumble them up a bit depending on the OH work schedule!

    • katykicker September 18, 2018 / 10:37 am

      Thanks so much! xx

  4. Louise Fairweather September 2, 2018 / 7:30 pm

    I think I am going to dust off my slow cooker in coming weeks – love the idea of the chicken nachos x

    • katykicker September 18, 2018 / 10:38 am

      I hope you’ve got the slow cooker out now x

  5. Kim Carberry September 3, 2018 / 10:11 am

    Ahh! I do my meal planning on a Friday when I order the shopping to be delivered.
    Those Slow cooker Chicken nachos look amazing! Thank you for hosting x

    • katykicker September 18, 2018 / 10:40 am

      You’re so welcome! You sound super organised x

  6. Charlotte Jessop September 3, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    I have never cooked a chicken in the slow cooker! Definitely going to do that next week. Also I really need to start taking more pictures of my food. Mostly because this would improve my presentation rather than my usual style of slinging it on the plate and yelling “DINNER!” Thanks for the linky!

    • katykicker September 18, 2018 / 10:41 am

      Hahaha that’s often what I do. Or I eat the meal THEN I remember I wanted to photograph it!

  7. Michelle September 4, 2018 / 6:13 am

    I love a whole chicken cooked in the slow cooker, so easy and the stock is all there too. Love the Quorn Keema, such a versatile and cheap ingredient instead of regular mince. Your meal plans are always so varied and delicious. Thanks so much for hosting the linky.

    • katykicker September 18, 2018 / 10:41 am

      Thanks for your lovely words! x

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