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Meal Plan: Week Two

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Sooo, our first week of meal planning on the blog went really well and we are back for another week of meal planning. It was such a busy and draining week for this house hold last week, but we somehow managed to stick to our meal plan without face planting into pizza or chinese. So last weeks menu was really good and went down pretty well with the husband and my daughter. Our favourite dish was of course the honey pork burgers and our least favourite was the chicken marmite pasta as it made my husband feel super poorly, perhaps too much marmite for him

So now that you know how our meal plan went last week, let me tell you all about our plans for next week. In addition to all these tasty recipe we will be trying to eat more fruit and veg during the day to make sure we hit our fruit and veggie targets. We will now be heading into our third week without bread and I have to say it has been a lot easier than I thought it would be. I can normally eat, sleep and breath bread but this month we decided to set ourselves a little 'no bread' challenge. 

Monday :: Chilli & Tomato Basa Fillet with Savoury Rice and Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables. 

So this is my own little recipe that I put together, so if you fancy spicing up your fish then you should really try this one. A healthy dish full of colour, flavour and sunshine. Fish or seafood is the type of food that is by far from boring, you can cook fish in some many different ways and add what ever flavours that you want. This is a versatile dish. Fish cooked in a fresh coriander, chilli flakes and tomatoes is such a great combination to help enhance the delicate natural taste of the basa fillets. Roasted vegetables are easy to throw in the oven. These veggies are very versatile—toss them with pasta, top a pizza, stir into soup, stuff a sandwich or wrap, or toss with vinaigrette for a salad. I thought that that the Chilli and Tomato Basa Fillet on a bed of roasted vegetable is the perfect partnering.

Tuesday :: Chargrilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa Salad and Savoury Rice. 

Nothing says 'I am healthy' than avocado and I have to say it has been a while since we had some in the household. Avocado are a bloggers friends and so good for you, but in terms of slimming world they are not see as the thing you use your syns for. Now when it comes to using your syns a lot of people save them up and use them for naughty treats like chocolate, sweets or ice cream. However, I need to shed at least another stone and half to even be considered healthy so I would rather make better choice when it comes to my syns. Don't be fooled there are times where I will have the odd packet of haribo or curly wurlys, but I like to make a better choice. Healthy coriander lime chargrilled chicken with fresh avocado salsa makes this such a delicious low-carb meal that is so simple and easy to make.  The chicken marinade is jam packed full of flavour and could be changed according to your taste buds, but this chicken will soon become a family favourite. 


Wednesday:: Chilli Pasta Bake with Broccoli from Pinch of Nom

Half way through the week, comfort food is the only way to see us through and what better way to do that than with a Chilli Pasta Bake. This is not the first time I have made this dish, it is a good one. Its jam packed full of speed and packs a punch, but what I like about this recipe is you can really add any veg you like and turn up the heat if you dare. This Chilli Pasta Bake recipe is Syn free if you use half of one of your Health Extra A allowances. You could also double up the cheese and use one whole HEA if you wanted it extra cheesy. I was wayyy to eager to try this that I managed to take a photo whilst the chilli was still hot, it was soooo good.



Thursday :: Pizza Chicken with Homemade Sauce, Crinkle Cut Chip and Leafy Green Salad.

We went for something that was simple and easy tonight as we have had an awful week this week. I hope that things look up for us soon, but in the name of needing something a little naughty but not off the Slimming World wagon. All the good things that come with a pizza, the sauce, that melted cheese, but instead of bread pizza base, a delicious tender seasoned chicken breast. How have I not eaten this before, it tastes just like a pizza without all the bread. If you are a pizza lover and want to be a little more conscious with the calories then you should try this.


Friday :: Chicken Curry, Boiled Rice and Steamed Vegetables

Fridays we like to fakeaway! Our favourite way to do that is of course with a good ole chicken curry, with rice and veggies. This Chinese Chicken Curry recipe is ridiculously easy. Seriously – it’s 4 steps long & that’s it. It is low syn and less that 300 calories making it the perfect fakeaway. As always we like to add a rice to our curries, however you could add noodles, chips or keep to lots of speed veggies. 

So there is our meal plan for our weekday meals, what do you think? Will you consider any of the recipes that I included?
8 comments on "Meal Plan: Week Two"
  1. I love pinch of nom, have you bought the book? It’s on my birthday list.

    This looks like a lovely selection of meals for the week. I’m glad my dinner is nearly ready as it’s making me hungry x

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  2. We're at my mum's this week, so I don't have to worry about meal planning and have some of mum's home cooking to look forward too. Might put the chicken and avocado on our meal plan though for when we're back!

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  3. Oh it sounds like a tasty meal plan this week! I meal plan every week but I never post about it much, I find I always end up eating the same things...I really need to find some more vegetarian meals for us to try.

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  4. Great meal inspo! Pizza chicken sounds very tasty, in fact I am loving all of the meals in this plan.

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  5. I love this menu. I often feel stuck for ideas myself and all of these look and sound really yummy.

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  6. I love finding new meals to try. This is going to be a huge hit. This will disappear at home in no time.

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  7. Glad the meal planning is working, I am often always on/off with my meal planning due to my travelling.

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  8. I love pizza chicken. I may pop it in next weeks meal plan

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