Meal Planning – June 5th

I’ve had a couple of weeks without meal prepping or planning and guess what happened?

 I had no end of stoma problems.

The extreme heat didn’t help but I’ve been lazy and neglectful of my food and preparing it. Also add in that, I’ve had two weeks back to back of visitors or visiting home, so my lack of prepping has been down to having no time to do it.

This weekend I set myself some time to just get on with all those little things that needed doing –  laundry, doing some baking, slow cooking time as well as cleaning and maintaining my blog. I’ve also snuck in time to watch some TV shows I’ve missed out on whilst training during the week; so it’s been a winner for me.

So this week, I have a portion of my turkey chilli to have. I’ve given myself the option to have it again as chilli cheese fries or as chilli nachos. I have bacon to use so that’ll be pasta one night. I also already have a hankering for a curry too; so I’ll get stuff in for that after work one night.

It is helping that at work I am eating a decent sized portion for just £2. The food quality in our company canteen is beyond amazing. Loving it so far! And saving me from buying and wasting bread and fillings!

That being said, here is a couple of meals from last week plus the weekend’s antics!

Until next time,

Meal Planning – May 15th

This week the prep I did last weekend helped a lot, just like I knew it would be. And surprisingly I managed to stick to the plan I laid out of myself here. This weekend has been slightly different because I have a week that involved some evenings being away from ‘home’: I have a important doctors appointment – transferring my IBD and ostomy care, big scary step! – and I’m in London for an BDRF event too. This means, I haven’t prepped this weekend, I’ve chosen to relax instead. I feel slightly guilty for this because my weekends usually […]

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Meal Planning – May 8th

It sure has been a while eh? Well, I had many weeks where I was just feeling so uninspired to actually blog about my meal planning and prep for a few reasons: I was trying to rid my house of older food that had been neglected in the freezer I was doing my best to eat well but frugal I have a new job and relocated for it so packing and moving took priority! Now that has all passed, I am in a new routine in which meal planning and meal prepping have a leading role in my downtime away from […]

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Meal Planning – April 10th

Jeez. I suck at this. It’s been a rollercoaster of a couple of weeks so I’ve just been eating when I can. I have been prepping but not being writing it down or up here. That’s gotta change. These next two weeks I am home alone so making most of my meals just for myself. I did a little shopping this weekend to get some fresh yummy things in but most things are already in the freezer or in the cupboard; ready to make some great meals! Here is this weeks plan; again just the dinner time meals: Monday: Dominos!  Tuesday: Bubble […]

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Meal Planning – March 20th

Last week started great for meal planning but as the week went on and I got sick one evening, it all then went out the window. But I did still eat well and pretty healthy – I cooked all my meals last week, that part I am proud, and I take that score and enthusiasm into this week. Here is this weeks plan; again just the dinner time meals: Monday: Beef Stew Tuesday:  Sausage and Mash  Wednesday: Pork Stir Fry Thursday: Butternut Squash soup  Friday: Saturday:  I have two hospital appointments, one day trip away from home for something v important […]

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Meal Planning – March 13th

I have been severally lacking in my meal planning for weeks now. I’ve no real excuse, I’ve just neglected it and messed about with my routine. Which is a shame, because it feels as if it was starting to stick abit more. Lately, there has been a lot of “winging” and just seeing what was available to eat, not much planning, or just a couple of days of planning, not enough for a post. But no more! I am back to it and I hope it results in better choices – I’ve noticed tighter clothes and whilst this has been […]

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Meal Planning – February 13th

This week I have a couple of plans – I have an important hospital appointment, a coffee date and a review due. Plus Ben is away in Leicester; he’s coming into the final stretch of his training and I know he needs to concentrate. So I’m spending this time this week getting myself organised. At the weekend I cooked a pork shoulder in the slow cooker; making the most glorious Pulled Pork. It was so huge, I have got plenty left over for meals this week. It was the first time I’ve a) used a slow cooker and b) made […]

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Meal Planning – February 6th

This week is another week of no appointments or plans; only some smaller writing deadlines. So eating wise I have more time to try new things, its not just me this week either; Ben is working in his patch all this week.  I have some free time so baking is on the cards. After everything that happened last week and went wrong, I was feeling abit disheartened by my meal planning exploits. But I know I can’t give up that easily, so I’m going to persurvere. We had plans this weekend so food shopping got done on Saturday morning before going out. Came in […]

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Meal Planning – January 30th

This week I am writing and writing a lot. I managed last week to make connections and get myself some blogging spots so I’m going to smash them out of the grey brain matter this week, hopefully. So eating wise I know I will be busy so I was looking for cheap, easy meals for one; Ben is away training all this week. I think I’ve hit it on the mark, planning wise. I even went and did my food shop on Friday evening after dinner – whilst I wasn’t too fatigued by everything else. Came in under budget – […]

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Meal Planning – January 23rd

I’ve been meaning to start and hopefully continue meal planning since I got my ostomy; for several reasons: To help me plan meals and budget. Find new cheap meals to make for me and Ben – we’ve now got more financial constraints. Improve my organisation of and my passion for food and cookery. Better track what my stoma is enjoying / disliking / gives me issues. So, I am hopeful that by sharing this; others can see what exactly I eat – no pressure to maintain my ethos of ‘healthy eating with a stoma’ – and that by having a stoma […]

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