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The Meal Planning Linky Week #40 Meal Plan

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I love finding time for meal planning each week. It is a great way to keep my family organised, eat good food, save money and avoid the takeaway as much as possible. I love seeing what we have in, and using up what we’ve got, to save a little money on the odd week. That is what I’m going to be doing this week!

I find that I need to spend around 10-15 minutes per week planning meals. This includes deciding what we fancy eating, looking for new recipes and writing a shopping list. Luckily for me my husband does a lot of the shopping, at Aldi. We are saving a lot of money, especially as I have switched from shopping at Tesco to shopping at Aldi. Also, I host meal plans from other lovely bloggers, in the hopes of giving you lots of inspiration for your own meal planning.

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The Meal Planning Linky Week #40

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. This week we are trying to use up some of the slightly unloved items in our chest freezer, and a few tins and jars too. It’ll be a nice easy week, which is great!

This weeks favourite meal plan: Meal Planning Birthday Treats from Looking After Your Pennies

My meals for the Meal Planning Linky Week #40 are:


Homemade Chinese (probably salt + pepper chicken and airfryer chips among other items!)

Bolognese pasta bake (using lasagne leftovers)

Calzone with chorizo, garlic bread (We didn’t get around to eating this last week) 

Fish, airfryer chips & peas (A nice freezer dinner!)

Sausage traybake (This will hopefully be a nice recipe post in a few weeks – once I’ve perfected it!)

Snack: oat biscuits

I love using my triple slow cooker. It helps me batch cook, make a separate 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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Thursday 18th of October 2018

My husband tried them recently (as they were on the meal plan). They didn't turn out perfect looking but they tasted absolutely delicious. Definitely give them a go! x


Thursday 18th of October 2018

That books sounds like it's been fantastic so far - looking forward to seeing more of your recipes! x


Monday 8th of October 2018

Love a good Chinese fakeaway night, we're having spring rolls and fried rice. I thought about Calzone for packed lunches, might do those next week. I can't wait to see your recipe for the sausage traybake. Love your meal plans, they are always thrifty and delicious.


Thursday 18th of October 2018

Ooh sounds so delicious! Hope you enjoy my calzones x

Charlotte Jessop

Monday 8th of October 2018

Yay! I feel like I've made it in life! I'm the favourite meal plan. Was it my hilarious weekly spend that did it?! ;)


Thursday 18th of October 2018

That may have stuck in my mind yes! Haha x

Kim Carberry

Monday 8th of October 2018

Thank you for hosting. Homemade Chinese is the best. It saves a bit of money too. x


Thursday 18th of October 2018

It really does - I'm looking forward to eating it again very soon!

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