When I got pregnant eight years ago, I knew things were going to get exciting. New lives starting, old life-styles ending, nappy skills improving, sleep deteriorating. But never in my wildest dreams did I imagine THIS! Meal-planning. In fact dedicating part of my evening to it, once a week. I’ve improved. I used to spend hours on it, when I was at home pretty much all the time with two young kids. I used to give my brain a workout planning lunch, tea and dinner. Now I just do kid’s tea and our dinner, as school takes care of them at lunchtime and Pret takes care of me. It’s much simpler.
My top tips are to download a planner like this to focus your mind and use a pencil as the chances are there will be a lot of rubbing out. For more words of wisdom, click through to our YouTube channel, and if you’ve got any tips, please do leave below. The idea is that this video log (or vlog) is kicking off a weekly slot (on Mondays), where we talk about our week ahead and what we’re going to cook.
Here’s how my week is looking so far:
Monday: [Soup] roasted cauliflower soup (delicious! I plan on developing my own asap! since discovering roasted cauliflower, it has become one of my favourite vegetables).
Tuesday:[Fish] mackerel pate and flat bread
Wednesday: [Veggie] kids go swimming and have falafel at local cafe, Liam and I go vegetarian: spiced carrot fritters
Thursday: [Pasta] Puttanesca
Friday: I’m out, so Liam gets the cabbage!