I know we all need a bit of inspiration and motivation when it comes to meal planning. That’s why we’ve launched The Meal Planning Linky. We’ll share our posts about meal planning, and you can link yours up too. Seeing others’ meal plans – and sharing our own – not only keeps us accountable but also will inspire us.
Our Meal Plans for the Week Ahead
This last week got a bit topsy-turvy. In my post last Friday, I mentioned that we were going to see friends over the weekend so I wouldn’t need to cook. Then Tim got ill, so we cancelled that, and I ended up cooking. That threw everything out of sync. So instead of having Thai salmon laksa on Valentines Day, we ended up with a Dine in for £20 meal from M&S, which was actually delicious.
This week, I’m messing things around as I’ve decided to follow The Daniel Plan, which is Rick Warren’s 40 day plan to develop a healthier lifestyle. After my trials of the Paleo diet (basically no dairy, grains or sugar), I found my eczema was massively improved, but I have found it really tricky to stick to since Christmas. So throughout Lent, I’m going to follow The Daniel Plan to refocus my efforts. It’s very similar to Paleo, with some grains, some pulses etc. with Bible readings, exercise plans and discussion/reflection topics.
So our meals this week are all compliant with The Daniel Plan, and I’ll adapt them to make them more family-friendly where necessary.
Saturday: Thai prawn stir-fry with coconut rice
Sunday: Beef and vegetable stew
Monday: Grilled salmon with herb sauce, potatoes, lemon and mint
Tuesday: Beef burgers with sweet potato wedges and salad
Wednesday: Jambalaya for the family; Grilled chicken and vegetables for me.
Thursday: Chicken curry with sugar snap peas and water chestnuts
Friday: Pizza for the family; steak and salad for me
I’ll see how it goes. By this time next week I should be feeling the difference so I’ll let you know!
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