Weekly Meal Plan CW 46

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Hi guys,

as promised, here is the meal plan of what's on the menu for me and my boyfriend this week. That way it's easier to get some variety into our menu, manage our grocery shopping (and avoid unhealthy impulse buys), control our spending, and also get a feel for what we're actually eating each day

For example, I always try to limit our intake of processed meals (including home baking) to once a week. The idea for such a weekly meal plan actually came from my boyfriend who didn't want to have to think about what we'd make for dinner every single day. So instead, we sit down each Sunday night, see what's in the house, what we're in the mood for and what we haven't made in a while, and spend only about 10-20 minutes on the entire menu plan for the week. Easy, eh?

We then write down all the ingredients we don't already have in our fridge or pantry. However, this grocery list is somewhat flexible. For example, if a certain vegetable or fruit is in season or on sale at the supermarket, we will probably replace it for one in our list.

From now on, every now and then I will upload a weekly menu of what me and my boyfriend eat for dinner (and lunch the next day) in a week, including weekends although these are usually not as planned through

↠ If you want to make your own menu for the week, you can download and print the template over here.

What's on the menu?

- On Monday my boyfriend made us some leftover veggies (green beans, carrots, zucchini, peas, sweet corn) with a spicy coconut milk based curry sauce and basmati rice. Yum!! Not low-fat, but definitely one of my all-time favourites :) Similar recipe over here.
- Tuesday was my turn, and I made the comforting soup that we also ate during our alkaline diet detox: an (oil-free) carrot potato soup with warming ginger and a hint of curry. Original recipe over here.

- On Wednesday, we made a quick and filling quinoa stir-fry with baby spinach, kidney beans, leftover sweet corn, sliced almonds and avocado. I love quinoa! (such a shame that it's so super pricey though) Similar recipe over here.

- For Thursday, we had one of our typical "cooked" salads, this time with brown lentils, steamed broccoli, romaine lettuce, red bell pepper, herbs and homemade chickpea "tofu" (basically ground chickpeas with hot water and spices).

- Today, Friday, is sushi day, and so we are preparing a big batch of vegan maki rolls with basmati rice, avocado, cucumber, red bell pepper, carrots and some leftover chickpea tofu. Similar recipe over here.

- On the weekend we will have some homemade chocolate granola with soy yogurt and berries for breakfast, leftover sushi rolls for lunch and then spicy roast potatoes with chickpeas, arugula and vegan basil pesto for dinner (and lunch on Sunday). Oh, and we will also make a super yummy and healthy apple cake with walnuts to bring to a birthday party on Sunday. Sooo good!

What's on your menu this week?

Also: What do you think of this format? Should I include some pictures of the meals next time?