Grocery Haul and Meal Plan – 18th January 2016

Normal Service has resumed in the Cantwell household, this week we are back to a family of 3.

We are still trying to be healthy and to eat as clean as we can but in a way that works for us. I don’t stress about it too much.

I have made a few more little changes to the way we shop this week that I thought I’d share.

 

I have decided to buy natural yogurt instead of Fromage Frais or fruit yogurts for Rosalie. Fromage Frais is reeeeally high in sugar! I will be giving her natural yogurt in a bowl with a few raspberries and blueberries for her pudding instead. I think she’ll like it better, it’s healthier and it actually costs less.

 

We get through quite a lot of honey. I use it to sweeten my coffee and if any recipe requires sugar I tend to drop a little honey in instead. I have stopped buying this from the supermarket have opted to buy some raw honey from Amazon. So far so good, it tastes slightly different but it isn’t too noticeable and it’s a lot better for us.

 

I decided to buy some frozen sweetcorn. We never have sweetcorn in this house because Nick doesn’t like it but it’s one of the vegetables I really love. I’m not even sure if Rosalie has ever tried it. This needed to change. I bought a frozen bag so that I can just take a couple of handfuls out at a time, just enough for Rosalie and I. I’ll be adding an extra veg to our dinner most nights so hopefully we can fill up with the good stuff.

 

And that’s it! The rest is pretty much the same as always, we are just trying to eat lots of veg and meat.

 

Monday – Salmon and Spinach Curry

Tuesday – Chicken and Bacon Pasta with Tomatoes and Spinach in a Creamy Garlic Sauce

Wednesday – Nick’s Mum’s

Thursday – Chicken Thighs with Sweet potato and vegetables

Friday – Fajitas

Saturday – Lasagna

Sunday – Roast Beef

You can take a look at our weekly food shop and the ingredients we bought for these meals over on my YouTube channel.

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    KARA
    18th January 2016 at 10:36 AM

    Looks like a tasty week, I never use Honey as I have never got used to the taste may have to try again. We eat a lot of Sweetcorn here xxx

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      Sarah Cantwell
      18th January 2016 at 10:39 AM

      Thank you. It's so easy to throw in as an extra veg isn't it. Give it a try, I quite like the taste now x

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    Gemma - A Gem's Life
    18th January 2016 at 11:48 AM

    Fab meal planning πŸ™‚ We are also having similar this week, such as pasta, fajitas and I have been debating having a roast dinner on Sunday… I may just do it!

    Gemma xx

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      Sarah Cantwell
      18th January 2016 at 11:55 AM

      I used to dread Roast dinners but by doing them every week I've got into the swing of it now and I quite enjoy it x

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    Rebecca U
    18th January 2016 at 1:50 PM

    i always meal plan, i should probably post about it as its great to share ideas and recipes. a salmon and spinach curry sounds lush x

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      Sarah Cantwell
      18th January 2016 at 2:58 PM

      Thanks Hun, do! I'm always open to new healthy meals to try x

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    Vikki Holness
    18th January 2016 at 2:22 PM

    We are on a mission to be a healthier and a less wasteful household here too, so i've started meal planning from this week. I actually quite like the forward planning and knowing what we're having every day. Stocking up on frozen veg is something we do all the time, it lasts so much longer than fresh produce. xx

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      Sarah Cantwell
      18th January 2016 at 2:56 PM

      Once you get into meal planning I think it's really good as it takes the stress out of meal times and makes the whole cooking experience more enjoyable. I need all the help I can get with a 16 month old running around my feet. It's funny I never buy frozen veg. I sometimes freeze left over fresh veg but have never bought it before now x

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    The London Mum
    18th January 2016 at 3:17 PM

    Great idea to meal plan, it's what usually lets me down and has me binge eating because I haven't planned ahead. I'm gonna take a leaf outta your book πŸ˜‰

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      Sarah Cantwell
      18th January 2016 at 3:30 PM

      I find it so much easier to be good and a lot less stessful as I already know what I am going to cook. Good luck mama x

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    Joanna Victoria -x
    18th January 2016 at 3:58 PM

    I love reading meal plans gives me some ideas of what we can have. We are huge fans of fajitas and lasagne in our house and I love the the sound of the salmon and spinich curry.

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      Sarah Cantwell
      18th January 2016 at 6:50 PM

      Yummy aren't they. The curry is a new one and not something we normally have so I hope it's nice x

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    Lori Taylor Arnold
    18th January 2016 at 6:41 PM

    Loving the idea fo a meal planner, it's something I've not been able to stick to but it wouldso help me get organised and save time if I wasn't worrying about what to make at home. x

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      Sarah Cantwell
      18th January 2016 at 6:49 PM

      It definitely does, I wouldn't be without it now, hate trying to decide what to cook! X

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    Lisa Graham
    18th January 2016 at 6:51 PM

    Loving Tuesday's recipe I've pinned it to try next week x

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      Sarah Cantwell
      18th January 2016 at 6:54 PM

      It's really nice, we had it last week and again this week as it's so good! I used a spoonful of Philadelphia and a little pasta water to make my sauce instead of cream. It still tasted delicious! X

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    oana79
    18th January 2016 at 7:10 PM

    I always leave room for leftovers and almost never plan a proper meal for midweek, as by then we have tonnes left from Monday and Tuesday. It saved money and time cooking.xx

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      Sarah Cantwell
      18th January 2016 at 8:00 PM

      What a great idea! We do have leftovers but normally one of us will have them for lunch xx

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    Angela Milnes
    18th January 2016 at 8:39 PM

    The chicken bacon pasta sounds fabulous. I'll ave to take a look at the recipe. I need to get better at meal planning.

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    Loving My Finley
    19th January 2016 at 11:17 AM

    I wish i was this organised with my meal planning. I tend to just buy as i go along and buy to much of everything! I might have to start forward planning! #Love2Blog

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      Sarah Cantwell
      19th January 2016 at 11:38 AM

      If I ever go against the meal plan I get myself into a right pickle and end up with lots of waste. I find it so much easier to plan xx

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    Stephanie Moore
    19th January 2016 at 8:20 PM

    I have started to put honey in my tea as a sweetner, it is quite nice isn't it! We are making some changes but not too quickly. Want to make them permament changes.

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      Sarah Cantwell
      19th January 2016 at 8:24 PM

      It is isn't it. That's the way to do it, so you won't even notice! Good luck with it xx

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    Chantal Milk and Nappies
    23rd January 2016 at 8:48 PM

    Oh I love this! We meal plan too, and on the whole try to eat pretty healthily. I might start sharing what we eat as I love reading posts like this and being a bit nosey! xx

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      Sarah Cantwell
      23rd January 2016 at 8:53 PM

      Yes dooooo! I'm in desperate need of some inspiration xx

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