Meal planning recap

Happy Sunday!

How’s your week been?  This week’s been a mixed bag for us but mostly good.  And the meal planning has gone excellently.  We’ve even saved money this week… by saved I mean I kept comfortably within budget.  Let’s recap.

Sunday – 40 Clove Chickpeas and Broccoli, with brown rice (from Appetite for Reduction) SUCCESS

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Monday – Bean & Veg Stew, with quinoa FAIL (Tom was out, I just had cereal instead)

Tuesday – Pasta & Veg with White Sauce from Fat Free Vegan SUCCESS, though I doubt I’ll make it again.

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Wednesday – Thai Chickpea & Veg Curry SUCCESS

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Thursday – Fajitas SEMI SUCCESS

Friday – Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes FAIL

Thursday I made roast potatoes with salad and veggie sausages since we had potatoes to use up,

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so we had the Fajitas on Friday instead.

IMG_2404Saturday – Wing it. SUCCESS obvo.

Meal planning definitely helped with keeping within our food budget.  And even though I did deviate from it sometimes, I made sure my doing so wasn’t going to cost us any more money.  I also made an effort to walk to our local shops to buy ingredients as and when we needed them.  That way I found it easier to control what I was buying, and I got some exercise in.  Win, win!

Hope you’ve had a good weekend.  I’ll be back some time soon with this week’s meal plan.

Thursday Schmursday

Oh my word, it has been a rubbish Thursday.  This morning Theo and I had lots of fun hanging out..

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In the afternoon it went downhill.  Firstly my car collided with another in the car park of my fave health food shop, then I accidentally jammed Theo’s fingers in the door.  I was traumatised.  Theo’s absolutely fine.

So this evening I’m treating myself to a small bar of raw chocolate from my health food shop stash and the film, Vegucated.

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I also bought some raw food bars for when I do the odd shift at the hospital, some recommended vegan cheese to try, some vegan cookies (love these- I ate so many of them when I was breastfeeding Theo and had major sugar cravings), and a samosa (not healthy but vegan and so good).

This week I have been on a quinoa kick. I’ve had it every day for either lunch or dinner.

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Another great lunch I had this week was my homemade veg-gaucamole that I had with corn thins,

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At least my Thursday is ending well; now for the rest of the film and more raw chocolate :) Hope you’re having a good week Xxx