Monday Motivation Meal Planning

It's that time again where I get a little boost of Monday Motivation.

As you may or may not know, I'm getting married next year and I'm shredding for the wedding. I've lost an amazing amount of weight (don't mean to blow my own trumpet but I've done so well and all will be revealed next week!) and one of the things that's helped me stay on track is menu planning. If it gets to 6pm, I'm tired, hungry and have no idea what I'm eating then chances are it won't be salad, vegetables or anything remotely healthy to pass my lips.

So to stay in control and keep focused I decided to menu plan! I'm not the most adventurous of eaters, in fact I'm a bit of a fuss pot but here we go!

I'm currently following the Slimming World plan so all meals will be adapted to Slimming World friendly recipes.

Monday 26th June -  Homemade burgers stuffed with cheese and garlic served with salad and garlic mayo.
                               
Tuesday 27th June -  Diet Coke chicken served with rice.

Wednesday 28th June -  Pizza topped gammon (you can change this to chicken) served with vegetables, coleslaw and jersey potato's.

Thursday 29th June -  Spaghetti Bolognese with Slimming World style garlic bread.

Friday 30th June - Chicken breast stuffed with garlic butter and wrapped in bacon served with salad.

Saturday 1st July - Slimming World style buffet - pease pudding wrapped in ham, seasoned chicken skewers, tuna stuffed cucumber, crustless quiche, salad, coleslaw, wedges, carrot sticks with dips and a fruit platter.

Sunday 2nd July - Slow cooked roast beef with vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, roasties done in the halogen oven and meaty gravy.

I feel so focused about the week ahead now I have a plan. I feel confident for a good week. Onwards and downwards!

I'd love to hear from anyone else who meal plans or any yummy Slimming World friendly recipes you may have.

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38 comments

  1. I need to get back into meal planning as I am so disorganized! I like the sound of the spag bol dish and diet coke chicken sounds pretty cool x

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    1. It's so much easier to stay on a plan when you have everything organised. Diet coke chicken is delicious. It's similar to a Chinese dish and makes the sauce a little bit sticky. Very nice indeed x

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  2. Congrats on sticking to your plan, meal planning takes such dedication and will power especially when there are other tempting things around... Good luck on the wedding :D

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    1. I totally agree, there's temptation everywhere. Thank you very much!

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  3. That's a great diet plan. No wonder you have been losing weight. I appreciate your dedication..I have tried so many times but I give up in just a day or two. Congratulations on your wedding! :)

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    1. I was the same but being organised helps me so much. I'm much more determined and focused with a plan. Thank you

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  4. You have amazingly yummy dishes in your meal plan this week. I might be interested in the Spaghetti Bolognese and the Slow cooked Roast beef and gravy. Delicious!

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    1. they're 2 of my favourite meals. Proper comfort food. I love my slow cooker too

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  5. Sounds like you have made an amazing achievement in preparation for your wedding day! We did clean eating and "insanity" work outs in the lead up to our wedding, and I think it is the fittest and healthiest we both had ever been in our lives! I did do some meal planning this week as we started a new "diet" (I really hate the word diet, and prefer just to call it a healthy eating plan) but I try not to plan too far in advance as I still like to be able to go out with friends or have people over at the last minute if the opportunity comes up during the week!

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    1. I totally agree, I plan but I never limit myself and if I was invited out for food then I'd go and enjoy myself. I never deprive myself of anything. I'm not a fan of the D word either

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  6. Congrats on the wedding. I'm actually a pescatarian so none of these would be made in my house, but I do love me some meal planning :)

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    1. Thank you. Meal planning is essential otherwise I'd be at the takeaways and drive throughs a lot lol

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  7. These recipes seem so good that they don't even look like you're dieting!

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  8. I'm too bad at meal planning! Therefore I've given that responsibility to my hubby and he cooks whatever he likes and I'm Ok with it...lol

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    1. That sounds like a pretty good idea to me Ana! My other half enjoys cooking too which makes my life easier

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  9. I don't have any recipes to share but what I find helpful is talk to my husband at the end of the week and plan our meals for the coming one. That usually keeps us on track.

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    1. Definitely, there's not much point one person doing the planning in case the other doesn't fancy that dish etc

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  10. Congratulations on your meal planning. I know that I really need to do more of that myself to be healthy. Thank you for the inspiration here.

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    1. Thank you David. Meal Planning is about as far as I go, I'm not into enough to try those fads you talked about in your post, though they did make me giggle!

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  11. Meal planning is such a lifesaver for me, I'm ale to get everything I need, groceries-wise, on the weekends and then know that I have everything I need for the week's meals and therefore I have more time to spend with my Husband relaxing. One less stress.

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    1. I think it really helps to set you up for a good week. I like to know what I'm having and to make sure I have everything ready to go

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  12. This is great! I might try to do this as well as my wedding is in 8 short months >.<

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    1. Aw good luck for your wedding! I hope you're enjoying the planning as much as I am

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  13. For a weight loss programme the dishes do sound pretty tasty. I need to learn to plan my meals more so I don't stray with my healthy eating.

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    1. I find it so much easier when I plan a menu. It really helps to keep me on track

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  14. I'm getting married next year too and trying to lose weight! Drinking more water instead of soda and juice has really helped me.

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    1. Aw congratulations! I hope you're enjoying the planning as much as I am! Water is so good and is great for weightloss

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  15. Totally love meal planning! I think it's awesome to follow a diet that you can work with especially when you're trying to get fit. Your meal plan sounds yummy!

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    1. Thank you Carol. I love meal planning. It helps to keep me on track and I love finding new recipes to include

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  16. Wow that's so scheduled weekly diet . I never thought to make a list like this to reduce my weight . I should try it

    By the way , congratulation for your wedding next year and all the best wishes

    Made Adayasa

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    1. Thank you so much! Having a meal plan or menu is so much easier when you're trying to stick to a plan. I find it so helpful

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  17. I'm a huge meal planning fan, it makes shopping easier and keeps me eating healthy. I'm also doing slimming world and have been maintaining for about 6 months now. We love the Diet Coke chicken, crustless quiche and beef and bean hotpot best in our house.

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    1. Diet coke chicken is one of my favourites! At first I thought ewwww! But it's so tasty!

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  18. I've never heard of a diet coke chicken but the rest of your menu looks interesting. As a vegetarian, I eat a lot of vegetables and grains and add seafood as needed.

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    1. It's sounds so weird but it's delicious! It just gives the dish a kind of sticky sauce like you'd get from a Chinese takeaway

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  19. I really need to get into meal planning soon haha! Your food loooks on poiiint! The diet coke chicken is interesting also haha

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  20. I don't meal plan, but now I feel I should, as it would make things so much easier.

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  21. Sounds like you are doing so well with the healthy eating. X

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