What We’re Eating – January 4th 2016

I used to write meal posts all the time, and believe it or not, back in the day I envisaged this blog to be quite foody. Of course three children put paid to the amount of time I am able to spend cooking now!! But now the little one is coming up to 18 months I feel like I can claw back a little time to start cooking again.

This January (as with every January probably!) I want to kick start the year eating better. The kids have been eating far too much processed foods and sugar. The hubby has developed a definite Christmas belly and I could still do with losing another half a stone and toning up. I have been exercising every day and plan on carrying that on, waking before the children to get 20 minutes in before sitting down for a cheeky 20 minutes on social media with a cup of hot water and lemon. The struggle there will be getting up on time!!

I don’t want to deprive myself of the little treats – and we still have so much left from Christmas it would seem like a waste! I’m hoping though that making healthier main meal choices and exercising more will make up for the odd biscuit though!

So, this week our meal plan is hopefully looking a little healthier than normal. We’ll be eating…

Monday – Quorn Sausages with chilli sauce and mash

Tuesday – Homemade pizza

WednesdayChilladas (Delia Smith recipe)

Thursday – Quorn Toad in the Hole with homemade chips and veg

Friday – Takeaway night

Saturday – out

Sunday – vegetable curry & rice

Friday nights will remain takeaway nights as they are so busy that it is the easiest thing and one bad meal out of 7 is ok I think. I’m going to try to make more bread in the bread machine too and drink less milk. I’m going to struggle on with my attempts to drink more water in the day too.

Do you meal plan? I’d love to see what you have planned for your week.



  1. January 4, 2016 / 7:44 am

    I enjoy menu planning, I like the idea of waking in the morning and knowing what we are going to eat today and not having to go to the grocery store to get ingredients.

  2. January 4, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    Everything sounds lovely. I prefer to have Quorn sausages to pork ones as they are so much healthier! Hope you have a good week x #mealplanningmonday

    • January 4, 2016 / 9:24 pm

      They are so much healthier! The low fat ones are free on slimming world too x

  3. January 4, 2016 / 3:06 pm

    We had veggie curry this weekend, so tasty and healthy too. Your week sounds lovely. Have a good one.

  4. January 4, 2016 / 4:22 pm

    I’ve been meal planning for a while now although I don’t think I have ever managed to stick to a whole week! But being a new year, new start and all that jazz I am going to try! Hope you have a good week! x #mealplanningmonday

    • January 4, 2016 / 9:23 pm

      Good luck with it! I do mix the days up sometimes if I’m not feeling like that particular meal one day but it still works out over a week.

  5. January 4, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    I haven’t had Quorn sausages before, which is odd as I was vegetarian for ten years, are they good? I do love Quorn mince though and could easily use that instead of proper mince beef now. #mealplanningmonday

    • January 4, 2016 / 9:21 pm

      I really like Quorn sausages, and the Cauldron ones are yummy too! Much less fat than normal sausages too, even if you aren’t veggie!

  6. January 4, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    I struggle with consuming too much milk too, and not enough water. Wishing you luck with your plan to drink less/more.

    Your meal plan sounds lovely, particularly the homemade pizza (& the takeaway, eheh!)

  7. January 10, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    Can’t beat a weekend takeaway – it’s something I look forward to after a long, stressful week! Thank you for joining in!

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