Writing our weekly Slimming World meal plans each week has really made a difference to our eating habits. Just knowing what to get out of the freezer the night before means we’re less likely to opt for something unhealthy.
During the day is definitely the hardest part for me. I have no problems snacking in the evenings as I make a proper meal for the hubby & I. It’s the lunchtime & mid afternoon snacking that I need to get over. So I’m going to be getting organised for my lunches too. I’m starting to meal prep in advance and batch cooking, 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. Yesterday we had chicken & mushroom risotto so I made a huge batch and had enough extra to freeze another 3 portions for lunches.
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’ve made sure I’ve got plenty of lunch options in the feezer now as I’ve been batch cooking when I can. I’ve got plenty of portions of chilli, spag bol, risotto and pulled pork to keep me on track.
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.
- Gammon, eggs & SW friendly chips (Syn Free)
- Leek, pea & ham farfalle – Family Feasts on a Budget recipe book (1 Syn per serving)
- homemade king prawn special fried rice (Syn Free)
- Beef ragu pasta bake (Syn Free)
- Burger in a bowl – Fakeaways recipe book (Syn Free without any sauce or 1 Syn for 1 tbsp Tesco burger sauce)
- Beef keema with Bombay – Family Feasts on a Budget (Syn Free)
- Chicken & bacon rosti pots (1 1/2 syns per serving)
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