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Sunday, 15 June 2014

Our Family Meal Plan for week of 16/06/2014 - £56

It's a slightly less busy week for us this week but I am in London one day/evening so my husband will be working from home and on child wrangling and cooking duty that day.  Our Meal Plan last week went down well so I'm hoping this week will be the same, devoured without complaint - other than there not being seconds.

Breakfasts will be cereal and milk or toast and spread with a piece of fruit for afters and probably pancakes or crumpets on the weekend.  Lunches will be falafel and salad wraps with cudites and herbed yoghurt dip along with a piece of fruit and a small baked treat.

We'll be using greens such as kale and chard, salad greens, lettuces and herbs from the allotment and our back garden this week as well as fresh berries harvested from there as well.  I've made all the tortilla wraps and bread for toast and will make the pastry for the mini chicken pies from scratch.

Dinners

Roast Chicken with Roast Vegetables, Steamed Greens and Yorkshire Puddings

Satay Chicken and Noodle Lettuce Cups

1 iceberg lettuce
300g pack rice noodles
2 carrots, peeled and cut into thin strips
1 cucumber, cut into thin strips
3 spring onions, finely sliced
300g mangetout, whole or thinly sliced
300g leftover chicken, shredded

Dressing:
2 Tblsp peanut butter
1 Tblsp reduced salt soy sauce
1 - 2 Tblsp sweet chilli sauce
100ml stock, either chicken or vegetable
Juice of 1 lime or 1/2 a lemon

Line a bowl for each person with a couple of lettuce leaves, prepare the noodles according to packet instructions.  Divide the noodles equally between the lettuce lined bowls  Divide the prepared vegetables and shredded chicken between the bowls.  Pour dressing over then serve immediately.

Mini Chicken Lattice Pies with steamed greens and mash or salad and potato salad if it's a warm day.

Mini Frittatas with Coleslaw and Sweet Potato Wedges

6 large free range eggs
2 courgettes, trimmed and grated
1 pepper, finely diced
1 Tblsp finely chopped fresh chives or 1 spring onion, finely sliced
75g grated cheddar
120ml milk
6 cherry tomatoes

Preheat your oven to 200C/180C Fan.  Line a 12 hole muffin tray with squares of baking paper or just grease it well.  Metal muffin tins tend to work better than silicone ones with this recipe.  Beat the eggs then add the courgettes, pepper, chives, cheese and milk and mix well.

Divide the mixture evenly between the prepared muffin tin holes, put half a cherry tomato on the top of each one then bake in your preheated oven for 20 minutes until golden and cooked through.

Homemade Pizzas

Beef Burritos with Salads

Homemade Fish and Chips

Shopping List

37 items: £55.89

Packets and Cereals
1x   Mornflake Superfast Oats (2Kg)                                                          £1.75
1x   ASDA Smartprice Cornflakes (750g)                                                    46p
1x   ASDA Smartprice Plain White Flour (1.5Kg)                                         45p
1x   Amoy Straight to Wok Rice Noodles (2 per pack - 300g)                      £1.50
1x   ASDA Home Baking Easy Bake Yeast (6 per pack - 42g)                     65p
2x   ASDA Wholefoods Brown Bread Flour (1.5Kg)                                      £2.56

Dairy and Eggs
4x   ASDA British Semi Skimmed Milk 4 Pints (2.27L)                                 £4.00
1x   ASDA Free Range Large Eggs (6)                                                       £1.65
1x   ASDA Smartprice Salted Butter (250g)                                                 98p
2x   ASDA Smartprice Low Fat Natural Yogurt (500g)                                 90p
1x   ASDA Smartprice Mature White Cheddar (830g)                                  £4.00

Tins, Jars and Cooking
4x   ASDA Chick Peas in Water (400g)                                                       £2.16
1x   ASDA Smartprice Mayonnaise (500ml)                                                40p

Fruit and Vegetables
3     ASDA Red Cabbage by Weight (100g)                                                 24p
1x   ASDA Salad Tomatoes (750g)                                                             £1.50
15   ASDA Bananas by Weight (170g)                                                        £1.73
3     ASDA White Cabbage by Weight (100g)                                              15p
5     ASDA Red Onions by Weight (130g)                                                    48.8p
1x   ASDA White Potatoes (2.5Kg)                                                             £1.75
1     ASDA Butternut Squash by Weight (850g)                                           84.2p
2     ASDA Sweet Potatoes by Weight (460g)                                              £1.18
3x   ASDA Whole Cucumber                                                                      £1.47
2x   ASDA British Iceberg Lettuce Loose                                                    98p
2x   ASDA Round Lettuce                                                                           £1.00
2x   ASDA Celery                                                                                      £1.60
1x   ASDA Garlic Loose                                                                             25p
1x   ASDA Smartprice Peppers (700g)                                                        £1.36
2x   ASDA Courgettes (3)                                                                          £2.00
1x   ASDA Spring Onions                                                                           49p
2x   ASDA Carrots (1.2Kg)                                                                         £1.66
1x   ASDA Cherry Tomatoes (350g)                                                           £1.00
3x   ASDA Smartprice Pears (500g)                                                           £2.37
3x   ASDA Braeburn Apples (600g)                                                             £3.00

Meat, Fish and Poultry
1x   ASDA Butcher's Selection British Beef Mince (500g)                            £1.99
1     ASDA Butcher's Selection Free Range Whole Chicken (1.2Kg)             £5.38

Frozen
1x   ASDA Chosen by You Cook from Frozen Whitefish Fillets (500g)          £2.00

Prices and special offers reflect those of the online grocery websites, and are correct as of 15 June 2014.  Prices may vary in different in-store locations.


Our groceries cost £55.89 from Asda on 15th June 2014. Had I shopped elsewhere my shopping would've cost £58.88 from Tesco, £60.28 from Morrisons and £62.23 from Sainsburys.

Don't forget to check out all the other Meal Plans on the linky hosted by At Home With Mrs M.


9 comments:

  1. I am always so impressed with your meal planning, everything sounds so delicious, and what a wonderful selection of fruit and vegetables you have in the allotment. Your organisation is amazing, I am in awe.

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    1. Jude, I totally agree. A lot of work went into this meal plan and makes it so easy to follow without guess work!
      Yesterday, I celebrated beating the 3 week sugar detox, my doc recommended me - finally after x attempts (for your ref.: sugarfreejuli.com/21dsd )
      Now, this seems to be the right pace to find some great, healthy follow up meal plans.

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  2. love the idea of lettuce cups - I try to do this as often as I can remember. Healthy and refreshing. Love the idea of satay chicken filling. Might make its way onto my list too!

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  3. Lots of delicious sounding food. Love the sound of the noodle dish. Thrifty too,

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  4. Great meal plan! I'm liking the sound of the Frittatas :)

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  5. Oooh sounds lovely! I love satay chicken! Have a great week x #mealplanningmonday

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  6. Amazing the difference. It just shows what you can do with a little effort.

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  7. Sounds lovely! I love your meal plans always so many yummy recipes! :-)

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  8. Sounds delicious! I can never find a chicken satay recipe I enjoy, will have to give yours a go!

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