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The Meal Planning Linky Week #99 Meal Plan

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Happy Friday! Hopefully you’ve had a great week, as I have. We’ve had a LOT of work going on at home this week, and it feels like we are making nice progress towards it being more homely here. Which is lovely! I meal plan to save money, where possible, make the most of bargains and use up everything we have in. I’m loving getting back to meal planning and really excited about normality returning to our life after a busy month. This week I want to try and ensure that we’re having absolutely minimal food waste, ideally none if possible, and to avoid expensive takeaways too. Meal planning helps us to stay organised and saves us money too. Every week I share with you my meal plan for the coming week and provide a post for other bloggers to link up (see below). I love seeing what everyone is linking up meal plan wise, cooking each week and also getting inspiration for my own meal plan 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. Don’t forget to check out my post to help you avoid overspending on your groceries.

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I like to sit down every week, for half hour, and think about what we are going to eat on the week ahead. First I check what items we have that need using up in the fridge and then I have a rummage in the chest freezer. I often pick up the odd yellow-stickered bargain in the supermarkets or my local Co-Op so I like to make meals with those too to save some money. Then I think about the different meals that we haven’t had recently, or look online for some inspiration. I then place my Tesco shop online. In the past, I switched from shopping at Tesco to shopping at Aldi and saved over 30%! This week I had a delivery from Tesco, to stock up on some of Daisy’s favourite free-from treats. The only downside was I left it late and had to take a 10-11pm delivery slot which wasn’t ideal!

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My favourite meal plan from last week was: Slimming World Target Member meal plan from Shoestring Cottage

The Meal Planning Linky Week #99

This week I have planned 7 dinners. I am loving my new multi-cooker and really enjoying trying out new recipes too!

The meals for the Meal Planning Linky Week #99 are:

Slow cooker hunters chicken & air fryer potato wedges 

Chicken Cacciatore in slow cooker with rice 

Frozen pizza night  

Slow cooker jacket potatoes with cheese & beans

Vegetarian burgers + airfryer fries  

Slow cooker vegetarian casserole (made using my slow cooker chicken casserole recipe that has been modified to be vegetarian!)

Chicken in black bean sauce (pressure cooker recipe I hope!) with egg fried rice

As you can see we are trying to have more vegetarian meals. Not only is this cheaper but it is healtheir and better for the environment too. We’re trying to make small changes and have at least 1 vegetarian meal per week. 

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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Thursday 28th of November 2019

I started making jackets in the slow cooker after I saw you mention it once - I was really impressed!


Sunday 1st of December 2019

They're so convenient aren't they!

Charlotte Zealey

Tuesday 26th of November 2019

One veggie meal a week is something we started at start of the year. It is something which I would love to get back to in the new year like you said it is so much cheaper and almost like a new way of cooking.


Sunday 1st of December 2019

It's a great way to eat a little healthier and save some money isn't it.

Kim Carberry

Monday 25th of November 2019

I have been watching you on Instagram and it looks like the house is really coming together now. I am trying one veggie meal a week too and might push for more if my family don't complain. Great meal plan x


Sunday 1st of December 2019

Thanks so much - we are making progress for sure! Thank you x

Rachel @ Coffee Cake Kids

Sunday 24th of November 2019

Hunters chicken is one of our favourite meals - even our fussy eater loves it!


Sunday 1st of December 2019

You can't go wrong with a nice bit of bacon and cheese!

Shoestring Jane

Saturday 23rd of November 2019

I didn't know you could do jacket potatoes in the slow cooker! That is useful to know.


Saturday 23rd of November 2019

They're really lovely!

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