The Meal Planning Linky Week #71 Meal Plan

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Happy Friday! I hope your week has been a good one so far. Meal planning is something that I have come to enjoy and running this linky in particular. I love to see what meals people are cooking and get some inspiration from others. I’m running this 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.

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It doesn’t take me long to meal plan now. Normally I sit down once a week and look at what groceries we have available. Recently I have been planning 4 weeks at a time, to try and have more variety in our meal times. I think about the meals that we haven’t had for a while, or look online for a bit of meal planning inspiration. The posts people link up with here are sourceat souce of inspiration for me too now! I then place my Tesco shop online or visit Aldi, depending on what kind of mood I’m in. In the past, I switched from shopping at Tesco to shopping at Aldi and saved over 30%! I don’t always want to go out in the car and browse the aisles so I find online shopping really convenient. We haven’t had a car for a couple of weeks so I’m looking forward to getting back to Aldi early next week!

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My favourite meal plan from last week was: A week of Slimming World Meals

The Meal Planning Linky Week #71

This week I have planned 7 dinners. I have planned specific dinners for specific days, based around our workload. I have an operation on Tuesday. I’m trying to make sure that we eat nice healthy dinners while I am recovering, instead of resorting to a takeaway from tiredness.

The meals for the Meal Planning Linky Week #71 are:

Beef hotpot

Beef Hotpot

Bacon mac and cheese

Bacon mac & cheese pasta bake and homemade garlic bread  

Slow cooker beef keema

Slow cooker beef keema curry with rice made in the slow cooker

Easy calzone recipe - a look at my finished calzone

Calzones + airfryer chips 

Slow cooker beef chilli - A sneak peek at the end result

Beef chilli with slow cooker jacket potatoes

Sausage Cassoulet - A look at the finished dish

Slow cooker sausage cassoulet 

A look at the finished Slow cooker vegetarian lasagne recipe

Slow cooker vegetarian lasagne 

I absolutely love 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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A simple meal plan week for the whole family with lots of slow cooker dinners. Save money, cut down on takeaways, be motivated and get inspired. #mealplanning #frugal #food #slowcooker #chicken

16 Responses

  1. Sarah - Mud, Cakes and Wine May 10, 2019 / 4:27 pm

    Sounds lovely as always and we must have chilli again very soon, and the slow cooker is so useful for that meal

    • katykicker May 12, 2019 / 7:18 pm

      You’re absolutely right. I think the slow cooker is fantastic for so many meat based dinners.

  2. Joleisa May 10, 2019 / 5:49 pm

    Oh, I can’t wait to get rich and buy ab air fryer! Only joking, I’m mega rich, lol.
    I love the sound of your calzone and it is quite similar to the Jamaican meatloaf! I’ll share the recipe soon and you’ll see that they really are similar.
    When I read your meal plans I always feel like we are not using up the slow cooker as much as we could. It saves so much time standing around in the kitchen!
    I hope Tuesday’s op goes to plan and that it will be a swift recovery. Sending up prayers for you and I hope Daisy and Tom will take over and give you the pampering you deserve.
    x

    • katykicker May 12, 2019 / 7:18 pm

      The slow cooker is great but when you’re out being famous TV ladies you probably don’t want to leave it unattended do you!Thanks so so much xx

    • katykicker May 12, 2019 / 7:17 pm

      Thank you!

  3. Tree May 13, 2019 / 8:00 am

    Yay! I’m having keema this week, I’ve not got a slow cooker to make it in though! Yours looks great, I love peas in a curry.
    Hope your op goes well, make sure you look after you. I know it’s hard with a tiny person around!
    Sending healing vibes….
    Tx

    • katykicker May 19, 2019 / 9:56 am

      You don’t need a slow cooker for it, honestly! Thanks so much x

  4. Shoestring Jane May 13, 2019 / 8:44 am

    I hope your operation goes ok! Here’s to a swift recovery.

    • katykicker May 19, 2019 / 9:56 am

      Thanks so much Jane!

  5. Rachel @ Coffee Cake Kids May 13, 2019 / 10:56 am

    Hope the op goes well – that’s when a slow cooker and planning ahead really proves useful!

    • katykicker May 19, 2019 / 9:57 am

      It sure is! Thank you – the op went well x

  6. Kim Carberry May 13, 2019 / 11:15 am

    I hope all goes OK at the hospital with your op! Sending love and hugs.
    Your meals all sound and look so good especially the lasagne x

    • katykicker May 19, 2019 / 9:57 am

      Thanks so much Kim, it all went well.

  7. Charlotte Zealey May 16, 2019 / 8:29 am

    I am so glad to hear that your operation went so well. I really need to get using the slow cooker more for some reason this is something which I neglect so much. Hope you resting

    • katykicker May 19, 2019 / 9:58 am

      Thanks so much! x

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