Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Week One - The Simple Start Plan

Now that I am a busy Mum of one who is also working, I have found the only way for me to manage what I eat is to be fully prepared.  Once upon a time, before I was a Mama and a Wife, I used to spend one day a week filling up my freezer with dinners that I could just defrost and reheat.  It helped when I got in from work and was too hungry to prepare something nice for myself.

So this is something I am adopting this week.  I have it all planned out what I am having to eat this week - until Friday that is. But I will get the weekend sorted out on Thursday.

I have made myself Mason Jar salads for the week. I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought it was a really good way of making sure I didn't reach for the wrong things, and, Day 1, it worked!

My salads this week include

Spicy prawns with noodles, red onion, mango, red pepper and chili.

Goats cheese and parma ham with spinach, walnuts and a balsamic vinegar dressing

Orzo pasta with pinenuts, spinach, tomato and basil and Parmesan shavings

I went and did my food shopping yesterday and I spent a couple of hours after I came home chopping and preparing all the veg and different snacks, again, prep to make sure that I have no excuse to reach for the wrong thing.

Dinners this week will include:

Baked Trout with lemon and herb couscous and roasted red onions

Spicy beef wrap

Weight watchers pizza

Roasted vegetables and couscous

For my breakfasts I like something big and hearty. Breakfast nearly always includes an egg in some shape or form for me. This week I am having

Crumpet and poached egg

Eggs Hellfire, without the cheese.  This is an amazing spicy tomato sauce that the egg is poached in. Its really delicious and an amazing hangover cure if you needed one.

Scrambled egg and smoked salmon

Breakfast hash

This is everything I have organised so far.  Here's hoping my organisation works for me!

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