Grocery Haul and Meal Plan – 23 Jan 2017

Grocery haul and Meal Plan - 23 January 2017 - Roseyhome - food, grocery haul, Iceland, meal inspiration, meal plan, family food

Channel Mum and Iceland set me the challenge to do a healthy eating grocery haul in an Iceland Store.

Now Iceland isn’t the first place you think of when it comes to healthy food, for a start it is frozen. There is a common misconception that fresh food is better for you. Of course, raw foods are better than processed foods, but if say a vegetable has simply been frozen, it can actually be more nutritionally beneficial to you as it has been preserved at it’s very best. With this in mind I was eager to see what I could find in store.

I was impressed! They had so many mum hacks to make life easier for us mama’s. Frozen smoothie mix in a bag, the only ingredients of which is the fruit, a handy salad selection pack, frozen quinoa and vegetable cous cous, both with zero additives or preservatives, which goes from freezer to bowl in minutes. They also sold lots of fresh vegetables too. I was able to get all the fresh veg I usually buy, even avocados!

I have shopped at my local Iceland in the town where I live in the past and I have found that the selection of products available hasn’t been that great. This time I ventured further a field to an Iceland in a bigger town and they had so much more choice. I would definitely recommend doing this if you are thinking of shopping at Iceland as it meant I was able to get every single item on my shopping list. Something I havn’t been able to do when shopping at Iceland in the past. You’ll find a video of my food shop below where you can check out all the tasty treats I picked up along with my usual weekly meal plan.


MondayBaked lemon garlic and herb salmon, roasted Mediterranean veg and quinoa

Tuesday – Chicken and Prawn Paella

Wednesday – Nick’s Mum’s house

Thursday – Fajitas

Friday – Steak and sweet potato chips

SaturdayBang Bang chicken

Sunday – Roast


You can find this week’s Grocery Haul with all the ingredients I’ll be using to make these meals below.

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    25th January 2017 at 12:45 PM

    I really wish we had a local Iceland. When I’ve been recently there’s so many easy and healthier options in there. For good prices too.

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      26th January 2017 at 9:07 AM

      It is so affordable and so quick and easy when you are short of time xx

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    25th January 2017 at 2:38 PM

    Lovely grocery haul lovely. I love doing my meal plans although I sometimes lack inspiration. It is nice to have these posts and see what other ideas are about.

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      26th January 2017 at 9:11 AM

      I always try and do at least one new recipe a week that we havn’t tried before. Although after last week’s fail nick said I should just stick to what we know! he he xx

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    Rebecca | AAUBlog
    25th January 2017 at 3:42 PM

    We don’t have an Iceland close by – can you order online? The recipes sound great, especially the bang bang chicken x

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      26th January 2017 at 9:12 AM

      Yes you can! The bang bang chicken is something I’d never normally make so I am excited to see what it’s like, it sounds delicious xx

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    25th January 2017 at 4:18 PM

    We love Iceland I definitely want try the couscous and some of the other bits the lemon, garlic and herb salmon sounds delicous.

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      26th January 2017 at 9:13 AM

      It was really lovely, and so quick especially when you have it with the Quinoa. I always like a quick dinner on a Monday as I work until 5pm so this was perfect xx

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    Digital Motherhood
    26th January 2017 at 10:25 PM

    This looks good, much mor ehealthy looking than I’d expect from Iceland!

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      26th January 2017 at 10:56 PM

      I was surprised too. I manage to pretty much get my usual weekly shop with a few extras. Definitely opened my eyes to iceland xx

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    Janine Dolan
    27th January 2017 at 1:09 PM

    That looks delicious. I have seen so many bloggers doing a Grocery Haul from Iceland and it would be my ideal grocery store because I love frozen food. it is so much handier. I made cinnamon french toast the other day. It was amazing.

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      1st February 2017 at 11:23 AM

      Aww I’m so pleased you liked it. Its so easy to make too. Such a nice breakfast and it feels a little bit special xx

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    Kerry Norris
    27th January 2017 at 11:33 PM

    This all looks great. I’ve actually had their quinoa and vegetables and loved it. I need to shop there more often x

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    30th January 2017 at 11:58 AM

    I never think of going to Iceland, but we do always have frozen veg. Makes things so much easier too!

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      1st February 2017 at 11:28 AM

      So handy for a few freezer staples that you can pull out last minute. If it’s healthy too your winning! xx

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