I’ve really been struggling sticking to plan since the school holidays started. I’m making sure I plan our evening meals each week, and we do stick to our meal plan for the most part but the kids being home during the day is ruining me!
We’ve been for some fab days out but instead of preparing a meal to take with me, we’ve just been eating out and I haven’t been making the best decisions, even sneaking in a McDonalds last week and it has taken it’s toll with me putting on 1 1/2lbs last week after a 2lb loss the week before.
This week I really need to get organised and think ahead. I’m starting to prep in advance, either cooking more the night before so I can have the left overs for lunch or prepping a meal based on the night before. So if we’re having chicken, I’ll incorporate that into the lunch for the next day.
Plus I’ve also started doing a little bit of batch cooking too. If I’m making spag bol or chilli then I’ll make a huge batch and freeze some smaller portions that can easily be warmed up in the microwave.
If we’re going out for the day then I need to be taking lunch & snack options with me such as making pasta or a salad, although to be fair I don’t think I could see me munching on a salad whilst the kids have something yummy so I guess pasta will be my options.
So this is what we’ll be having this week:
I’ve been getting pretty bored with just fruit & yogurt for breakfast but I don’t want to use up both my healthy extra a & b on cereal, plus I’m not a fan of toast so instead I’ve been making myself slimming world friendly overnight oats instead. It’s a super simple syn free recipe which is a bonus, and I’ve just added to my Slimming World recipe section on the blog. Plus you can make it in so many different flavours and add different fruits to up your speed foods too.
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’ve bought a new Free & Easy recipe book so I also want to try out Asian tuna & sweetcorn fritters (Syn Free) plus I’ll also be making a leek & potato soup this week to warm up for lunches too as I’ve got my new NutriBullet to try out.
I normally use my Healthy Extra A for my milk for my cups of teas but I’m trying to drink more green tea, so I’ll still have my A choice for meals.
- Salmon with Squartz Fish seasoning, salad & new potatoes (Syn Free)
- Homemade chilli & rice (Syn Free)
- Cajan chicken burgers with SW potato wedges from the Fakeaway book (1 Syn if using wholemeal roll as Healthy Extra B otherwise it’s 7 syns, I’ll skip the bread as I’d rather use my syns elsewhere!)
- Beef ragu pasta bake (Syn Free)
- Turkey steak ‘pizzas’ with salad (Syn Free)
- Beef in red onion gravy & crushed veg (Syn Free)
- Speedy spring lamb hotpot (Syn Free)
What’s your favourite Slimming World meal? What should I add to my meal plan next week?
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