Do you meal plan? I do! With 5, sometimes 6, mouths to feed every day I found that I was getting stuck in a food rut. So now I plan our family meals for the next 7 days.
Meal planning means our grocery bills are lower as I don’t impulse buy and we waste less food as I’m only buying the ingredients we need. It also means we keep things interesting as I always look for new recipes to try and I try not to repeat a meal twice in any month. We do have pizza every Saturday though!
I’ve decided to start sharing my weekly meal plan here in case you are stuck for ideas for your family, too! I don’t eat meat so the meals are either fish-based or vegetarian, and I often cook vegan recipes too because they are so tasty. You could always change the main ingredient if you prefer meat – for example, swapping veggie chilli for beef chilli!
WEEKLY MEAL PLANNER #1
1. Happy cow burgers from Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals
2. Veggie chilli with cauliflower “rice”
3. Falafels and wraps
4. Daal curry with basmati rice
5. Grilled halloumi with rice, lentils and red onion textures
(This recipe is from a Hello Fresh box – use code C4MJSY for £20 off your first box)
6. Mushroom risotto
What’s on your family’s menu this week? Let me know in the comments below!