The Meal Planning Linky – Week 7 – 16th Feb

Welcome to Week 7 of The Meal Planning Linky. This is a linky hosted by Naomi at The Organised Life Project and Katy at KatykickerAnyone is welcome to join – just check out the rules below.

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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  • I was going to try the Daniel Fast for Lent but my grumpy gallbladder wasn’t at all happy with that so trying the Daniel Plan sounds much more manageable and we will have a go as a family for a week soon. All of the meals sound delicious, and brilliant for a busy week back after half term.

  • I love your meal plans this week. Can’t wait to hear whether the Daniel diet is working for you. I’ve heard of it before but never actually tried it. I don’t know of anyone who has either.
    Having times of reflection and inspirational readings too sound like something I need. I’m lagging behind with my personal morning devotion these days.
    Thank for the chance to link up again this week.

    • You might like our Mummy Meditations group – we focus on one verse a week and we’re currently looking at women of the Bible. I’d love for you to join us x