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 – set it as £20 for myself and £25-30 when its me and Ben – and a few meals will stretch into leftover lunches and possible sharing with the family. I always ask what everyone else is up to so I can offer my meal to them.

Here is this weeks plan; again just the dinner time meals:

Monday: Cheese toasties

I went out and blogged my little heart out in the morning so lunch was late and so was dinner. Not sure I had a toastie but it definitely involved cheese, as always.

Tuesday: Bacon and egg sandwich

Easy and effortless way to use up leftover bacon and get some good protein. Could not get the timing correct, so even though my egg was beautifully runny, my bacon was overly crispy. Today was a tough day to get through, I wasn’t really thinking about food today.

Wednesday: Spaghetti Carbonara Homemade Stew

Mom had made some stew the night before so I partook in some leftovers. Today was abit stressful and highly emotional so even contemplating something as simple as Spaghetti Carbonara was giving me some serious stress. This was delicious though, full of veggies, pearl barley – my favourite part of stew! – and meat.

Thursday: Courgette, sausage rigatoni bake

I had so much fun making this! I’m not a big fan of sausage but this one had them out of the skins, broken down when cooked. Plus I added lots of mushrooms and peppers in with the courgettes. It was so tasty and I loved the tomato mascaporne sauce I got for it. I’ll be making this again, maybe with chicken instead…

Friday: Easy tomato pizzas

I was feeling too lazy to make my own pizza dough but had some mini tortilla wraps going spare. I spread some pasta sauce on, added grated cheese, chilli flakes for some spice and pow, two delicious pizzas! I now enjoy these for a quick snack or light lunch.

Saturday Sunday: Shepard’s Pie

Saturday evening we ended up spending the afternoon watching the Six Nations rugby at a friends house and were treated to a lovely Butternut Squash and Chorizo Risotto. The Shepard’s Pie did get eaten for Sunday dinner and it was lovely. So glad I had prepared it on Friday afternoon, so all I had to do was cook some veggies and make gravy; lush.


Disclaimer: This isn’t a diet, it is self management of my current ability to eat with a stoma.  If you seek dietary advice regarding your stoma, please contact your stoma nurse or medical team for further assistance.

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