Each week I’ve been writing our Slimming World meal plan and sharing them on the blog, I’m loving that we can have really varied meals, including cheese, rice & pasta and other things that are normally off the menu on typical ‘diets’We’ve only got a couple of weeks before our holiday so I really need to stick to it, but I’ve really been struggling recently. Archie’s going through a really tough time again with his sleeping. This morning he got up at 1:30am so when you’re that tired the last thing you want to think about is preparing healthy meals, I’m just craving chocolate.
I’ve also been too tired for the gym. It’s too much when you’re only managing on a couple of hours sleep a night. Hopefully this week will be a better week and I’ll stick to our meal plan better.
I’m still struggling a bit with my lunch, trying to find quick and easy meals that are not too heavy, especially as I work from home. I really don’t want to be spending ages cooking when I have so much to do. We buy our meat in bulk from Muscle Food (use code TK551294 to get some extra freebies in your order) as everything is really low fat and virtually syn free (have a nosy at the videos below). When bagging up the meat portions for our meals I’ve also made sure I have portions ready to take out of the freezer for my lunch too, instead of grabbing something quick out of the pantry and having too many syns.
I’ve even started doing more batch cooking. I’ll bulk out the evening meal with extra veg, for example if we’re having spag bol I’ll add courgettes, chunky tomatoes & onions then there’s still plenty left for lunch. I’ve even started par boiling spare veg at the end of the week and freezing in portions to add to easy lunches.
Breakfast has been pretty easy. I’ve been having a Muller light with fruit most days. I really didn’t think this would fill me up but if I’m still peckish I’ll just add more fruit to increase my Speed Foods.
On the mornings when I’m starving, or going to the gym I’ll have something a bit more substantial like scrambled eggs & spinach instead. I never used to really like the texture of spinach but shredding it first makes a difference for me.
This is the one I’ve struggled with. I’ve gotten into the habit of not bothering to cook just for myself, and as I work from home I’ll tend to just snack throughout the day. I’m making sure I have lot’s of lunch options that are super quick, plus lot’s of leftovers in the freezer ready to microwave.
I normally use my Healthy Extra A for my milk for my cups of teas so will include all the syns for the meals below
- Slimming World friendly fish & chips (2 Syns)
- Muscle Food Meatballs and homemade Slimming World pasta sauce (1/2 Syn per two meatballs)
- Pizza topped chicken (Syn Free if using healthy extra for cheese)
- Creamy chicken pasta (Syn Free)
- Chicken stir fry (Syn Free)
- Steak & sweet potato wedges with baby corn & spinach (Syn Free)
- Either a meal out or a take away as it’s Mother’s Day