What’s for dinner?  Using up my freezer stash…

What’s for dinner? Using up my freezer stash…

I’m struggling with planning meals at the moment.  I just don’t know what I fancy eating.  However, I’m almost at the stage where I can place a meat order. 

This week I’ve planned:

Homemade burgers & Fries (the healthy option is two grilled giant mushrooms instead of a bun and salad instead of fries.)

Beef Roast (with all the wonderful trimmings)

Beef Roast Fry Up… yum yum

Homemade meatballs in tomato sauce & Spaghetti

Cod, mash & peas

Brinner Baguettes

Garlic Chicken Salad

I’m actually hoping that I stick to the meal plan this week.  I have been horrendous over the last few weeks and with the kids going back to school I need to get my head back in the game.

It’s great now though.  Anwen eats whatever we eat although I’m still trying hard on Enfys.  She’s gone off everything she used to like and is currently living on chicken nuggets and chips.  She’s even gone off crisps… she does like mini rolls though.

Anyway, that’s what we’re having for dinner this week.  What are you eating?

What’s for dinner?  My Meal Plan 10/4/18

What’s for dinner? My Meal Plan 10/4/18

I missed posting my meal plan on Monday… how did that happen? 

Seriously, it’s now Tuesday evening and I’m only now posting my weekly meal plan.  Well, it’s not actually even a meal plan.  It’s more of a musing about eating. 

I made myself a Ham and Mushroom Omelette for lunch. 

It was amazing.  I’m going to start eating more omelettes now I have my electric omelette thingy.  They are fairly healthy if I put the right things in them.  (Which I will).

The next week or so mainly consists of meals that can be made up from whatever is in my fridge, freezer and cupboards.  I’m getting ready to place a bulk meat order so am clearing out the chest freezer.  It’s a mission, particularly because, at this stage, I usually have a number of odds and ends left.  Not enough for us all to eat the same.  The kids will probably eat different meals to us. 

I have a few pack of various mince (beef, turkey and pork) as well as a few sausages, maybe 4 steaks, some chicken breast, diced beef and diced chicken.  I may well be eating chicken for the foreseeable.  Oh, I also have a joint of beef and a leg of lamb.

I’ve made a rough meal plan which consists of

Gammon, egg and chips

Lamb or beef roast (haven’t decided yet).

Leftover from roast in a stew. 

Chicken salad

Homemade burgers (with any mince) & fries

Fishcake & Chips (me and hubby will have steak I think).

Beef curry?

Yes, I know it’s a mixed bag but it’s the best I can do before I place my order.

Have you created a meal plan?  If so, I would love to hear what you are planning to eat this week.

What’s for dinner?  Week Commencing 26th March

What’s for dinner? Week Commencing 26th March

It’s meal plan Monday again.  The last weeks meals went a little awry.  I can’t explain why, they just did. 

I’ve been through my freezer this week to see the meat I have left over before placing another order for delivery next week.  I’m not running out per se, but the variety is drastically reduced. 

I have a pack or two of bacon, some beef steaks, pork mince, beef mince, chicken breasts and maybe some turkey mince.  Plenty of variety there actually.

This week’s meal plan uses most of the meat including a lovely leg of lamb that I picked up half price with my groceries this week.

Without further ado, I give you, this week’s meal plan:

Steak and veggies (cauliflower, broccoli and carrots)

Homemade Chicken Curry with cauliflower rice (I’m not telling anyone about the rice being cauliflower)

Spaghetti Bolognese (I’m replacing my spaghetti with butternut squash in my spiralizer!)

Homemade Turkey Burgers (see the recipe at the end of this post) and salad (everyone else is having a real bread roll, I’m have those big mushrooms, I can’t remember the name of them right now though!)

Vegetable Omelette (This one is pretty self-explanatory)

Brinner (sausage, bacon, egg, mushrooms, maybe some onions, but no bread)

Lamb Roast (I’m going to have Easter Sunday off healthy eating with a yummy lamb roast dinner – mint sauce – the works)

So, that’s what’s for dinner in our house this week.  What’s for dinner in your house this week?

 

Homemade Healthy Turkey Burgers
Yields 6
A healthy Turkey burger with hidden vegetables
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 400g Turkey Mince
  2. 2 carrots (chopped)
  3. 1 medium onion (chopped)
  4. 2 slices of wholemeal bread
  5. 1 egg
  6. 1 pinch of black pepper
  7. 1 pinch of mixed herbs
Instructions
  1. Use a food processor to turn the bread into bread crumbs, then add the chopped tomatoes and onions.
  2. Blitz the mixture before adding the turkey mince and egg.
  3. Blitz again before adding the pepper and herbs.
  4. Grill under a medium heat until cooked through.
  5. Serve however you see fit.
Notes
  1. Great for kids who ate vegetables.
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What’s for dinner this week?  19th March 2018

What’s for dinner this week? 19th March 2018

Another Monday, another meal plan.  What is it with these weeks flying by?  I seem to spend the week willing time to speed up and the weekend willing time to slow down.

This week I’m giving meal replacements a go twice a day and sticking to low calorie meals in the evening.  I’m not sure how it’s going to work out but I have tried to plan meals that I can easily adjust for myself.

This week, I am cooking:

Homemade Turkey Burgers with fries and salad (I’m not going to be eating the roll nor the fries).

Steak & Chips (I’m switching the chips out for some veggies).

Homemade Pork Sausage, mash & veggies (I’m avoiding the mash).

Gammon & Salad (This is a nice easy one I don’t have to change).

Spicy Chicken Salad (I know, there’s a lot of salad here, I’ll add in extra carbs for the kids but I’m sticking to low carbs).

Beef Casserole (Mine may end up more stew like but the kids and hubby can have potatoes with it).

Chilli Con Carne & Jacket Potatoes (I’m guessing that the Chilli itself will be low calorie but I may have to make some cauliflower rice for my dinner).

I’m quite excited about giving a new meal plan a go… Given that I don’t usually eat before midday, I’m sure I can manage it.  Although, I’m under no illusions that it’s going to be difficult.  Carrot sticks and cucumber are going to be my best friend, so it’s a damn good job I love them.

I’m on this this week.  Come on Beth, you can do it!

What’s for dinner in your house this week?

What’s for Dinner?  Week Commencing 12th March

What’s for Dinner? Week Commencing 12th March

Uh oh, last week’s meal plan didn’t exactly go to plan.  In fact, I fancied absolutely nothing on my meal plan.  Next week I’m going to start dedicating more time to meal planning… and will include breakfast, lunches and dinners and work out the nutritional values of my meals beforehand.   I think I’m failing so miserably because I have too much of a backup plan just in case I don’t fancy something.  I need to learn to just suck it up.

So, this week, for dinner, we are having:

Beef enchiladas & Salad

Meatballs & Spaghetti

Homemade Chicken Kiev & a mixture of veggies

Sausage casserole & jacket potatoes

Homemade Pork & Turkey Burgers with tortilla wraps and salad.

Brinner Baguettes

Chicken Roast

I’m going to try and eat a healthy breakfast and lunch every day too.  If that means I end up with egg salads for lunch and a banana for breakfast, then so be it.

This week is going to be a quieter week than last too, so I stand a better chance of actually cooking what I have planned.

What’s for dinner in your house this week?