The Meal Planning Linky Week #49 Meal Plan

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Meal planning is something that I have really come to enjoy in the last year. Meal planning helps keep us from buying so many 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.

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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 #49

I’ll be planning 6 meals this week. This leaves 1 day per week for a takeaway that we will be enjoying tomorrow night. 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.

This week’s favourite meal plan: Meal Plan Monday by Simply Cornish

My meals for the Meal Planning Linky Week #49 are: 

Pizza dough in the breadmaker

Pizza night

Gammon, chips & egg

Homemade onion gravy recipe

Sausages & mash with my ultimate onion gravy 

Slow cooker spaghetti bolognese 

Chicken chow mein with egg fried rice 

Slow cooker cottage pie filling - a look at the cooked filling

Slow cooker cottage pie 

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. Apart from the nights when we have chicken. 

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 49. Save money, cut down on takeaways, be motivated and get inspired. Sausage & mash with onion gravy, slow cooker cottage pie and more #mealplanning #frugal #food

8 Responses

  1. Joleisa December 7, 2018 / 10:48 am

    You’ve got some fab meals there Miss. Thanks for sharing and for allowing us to share too! Have a great week ahead.

    • katykicker December 11, 2018 / 8:04 pm

      Thanks so much. Hope the week is going well for you!

  2. Shoestring Jane December 8, 2018 / 10:45 am

    Never thought of using my slow cooker for a cottage pie. Does it make the meat taste different? I wonder if I could do that with a veggie version?

    • katykicker December 11, 2018 / 8:06 pm

      A veggie version would be fantastic!

      I do find that the meat is softer, so the texture is a little different but it’s delicious and a great effort saver too!

  3. Sarah - Mud, Cakes and Wine December 8, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    We love gammon, egg and chips it is so easy but so tasty. Your week sounds like ours full of comfort food x

    • katykicker December 11, 2018 / 8:06 pm

      Yeah we are enjoying the cold nights and a nice warm, filling dinner!

  4. Kim Carberry December 10, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    Every week when I read the meal plans I have all intention of adding Gammon, chips & egg to my next meal plan! I will get around to it one day x

    • katykicker December 11, 2018 / 8:08 pm

      I’m actually really looking forward to it! I rarely have a ‘fried’ egg (cooked in a dry pan usually) but I can’t wait. I’m hungry as I write this in case you can’t tell haha!

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