To be perfectly honest, I haven’t stuck to it whatsoever! The children are all back at school now after half term, so I haven’t any excuse not to get started. I have been mainly doing our food shopping at Lidl, as the local Co op closed a while ago. Lidl is much cheaper than the Co op anyway, but somehow isn’t very inspiring. I don’t find myself being tempted to try new things or be creative when I’m In Lidl, consequently our diet has been quite – dare I say it – boring?!
Our weekly menu usually consists of chicken curry, spaghetti bolognese, pasta, pizza and chicken burgers. With a few variations along the way. Lunch is packed lunch for the kids and whatever I can rustle up out of the fridge for myself.
As a family we eat far too much meat, so I would like to add a couple of veggie meals into the week. We don’t eat much fish either, this is due to one of my children being severely allergic to fish, he is also severely allergic to nuts too. I’m aiming to include fish into the weekly plan, but substituting it for chicken for my son.
I can’t decide whether to continue using Lidl every couple of days for food, sticking to the plan I’m going to create or do a seven day online shop at one of the bigger supermarkets.
What do you think?
As I want my meal plan to be both healthy and fairly cheap I’m going to buy the new book Eat Well For Less, which is an off-shoot from the recent BBC programme. I’m also going to buy a white board to write my plan on. (links below – if interested :))
I want to try and include as many vegetables as possible. I love vegetables, but the rest of the family is not so keen! We have a fab market in our town on Wednesdays, so will try and stock up on fruit and veg there. It’s a shame I didn’t get on with my plan of growing strawberries this year. It’s a bit late now as strawberry season is upon us!