Meal Plan Monday: Week Three - Jan 20th

It's time for meal plan Monday! Our first week of meal planning on the blog went really well and we are back for another week. It was such a busy and draining week for this household, but we somehow managed to stick to our meal plan until face planting into pizza on Saturday (it was our cheat day of the month). Last weeks menu was really good and went down pretty well with my husband and daughter. Our favourite dish was the Cheese and Onion Crispbakes and I think next time perhaps we will make them with an extra kick. 

So now that you know how our meal plan went last week, let me tell you all about our plans for this 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. But let's get back to the meal plan. 

Monday:: Honey and Mustard Pork Loins, Herby Quinoa and Salad. 

Oh these honey and mustard pork loins are soooo blooming tasty and are so quick to make. Literally a tablespoon of honey, a teaspoon of wholegrain mustard and 100ml of stock. The sweet and spicy loins are great with salads, but this week we decided to pair our loins with herby quinoa too. As my daughter has signed up to Rainbows on a Monday night we need to create a calorie controlled quick and easy meal. 

Tuesday:: Bacon + Mushroom Crustless Quiche with Mini Potatoes and Salad. 

Ever need to use up eggs, then a crustless quiche is the way to go. When we first started our slimming world journey we would love to make and create a number of combinations with a crustless quiche. They actually have waaay more flavour than a shop bought version and it’s so quick and easy to make. It makes a great light meal when served on it’s own or served with your choice of carbs for a more substantial meal. A classic, mushroom and bacon is always the way to go, but you could really add any of your favourite vegetables. Why not try tomatoes, peppers or spinach?

Wednesday:: Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken & Tomato with Boiled Rice and Asparagus. 

Every week I like to include a slow cooker recipe in our meal plan, as sometimes you just want to bung a bunch of ingredients into a slow cooker and leave it all day. A comforting home cooked casserole perfect any night of the week and a family favourite. This recipe comes packed with lots of healthy vegetables like onions, carrots, tomatoes, and mushrooms, so I just like to serve this alongside some cooked long-grain rice, perfect for soaking up that amazing creamy sauce and sauteed some asparagus. Perfect mid week dinner. 

Thursday:: Chicken Chow Mein 

This chicken chow mein recipe combines soft noodles, chicken and stir-fry vegetables to create a tasty Chinese classic. This Chicken Chow Mein recipe is a slimming friendly treat for anyone counting calories or following plans. The Chicken Chow Mein is a quick and simple dish. Perfect after a busy day or just when you don’t fancy making anything too complicated. You’ll need a few basics for this recipe, like dark soy sauce, rice vinegar, oyster sauce and Chinese five spice. But it's super quick and easy recipe if you're pressed for time. 

Friday:: Pork Mince Hotpot with Broccoli and Peas. 

Nothing says comfort food more than a hotpot. Traditionally this dish is made with beef or lamb but to try and save on some calories we like to use 5% pork mince. This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans like slimming world. What I like this about this dish is that it is super filling and tastes so good. 


Once a month, we like to indulged in a little takeaway and this month we decided to cheat one probably one of the worst things you can use for cheat day. PIZZA! I felt no guilt whatsoever.

What do you think of our meal plan this week? Have we inspired you to try out some of these recipes? I would recommend that you get the Pinch of Nom recipes books, especially the Everyday Light. It has been so great cooking up some of their recipes.


  1. I’ve got to try making the quiche, I’ve heard so many good things about it, how easy it is etc but I’ve never tried it.

    Thanks for the inspiration x

  2. Great ideas here. I LOVE the look of that chow main! That's my go to meal on a Friday usually lol

  3. Very thought about and well planned meal plan. I'm veggie myself, so would look to adapt some of these recipes but there are some great ideas.

  4. These sound so yummy! I love a bit of crustless quiche, but haven't made any in ages - I like the sound of a tomato, pepper and spinach combo, might have to give that a go.

  5. I always forget about quiche for a dinner option. I’ll try doing that one night next week. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. It can be so hard to keep the inspo going. You have a great looking menu, I have been doing lot of casserole style meals recently, but I get stuck for ideas.

  7. I want to come to your house for dinner, they all sound delicious

  8. Another yummy sounding week! You've just reminded me that we haven't made Chicken Chow Mein in a while, so that's going on our menu soon!