Food + fitness = healthy

Good day all. I hope everyone has had a good weekend being spoiled or doing the spoiling for Mother’s Day. My thoughts always go out to those who for various reasons find Mothers Day a difficult time of year.

I had a nice breakfast in bed from the kids and we went to visit my Gran, she loves when the house is full and lots of the family are together.

This week I decided to add exercise to my weekly routine. My fitness level could be politely described as non-existent but when the local gym had an offer on with no joining fee I decided to take the bull by the horns. I have a plan at the moment which is just cardio based to improve my fitness and then I hope to bring in more weight training and toning. So far I am really enjoying it, it’s good me time and I get to watch TV in peace too which is a bonus. My hope is that this along with my healthy eating will boost my weight loss along.

Last weeks food has been unadventurous, mainly family favourites and easy, no fuss recipes. This week will be more of the same.

Monday – Chilli

Tuesday – Baked potatoes

Wednesday – Salad & couscous

Thursday – Paprika pork

Friday – Chicken curry

Saturday – Cottage pie

Sunday – Roast dinner

I hope you all have a good week and look forward to reading everyone else’s meal plans over at #mealplanningmonday x


An unimaginitive title “Meal Plan”

Last week was mostly on track except I didn’t make the soup as we had lots of leftovers and the steak pie was replaced with ribeye steaks. I’ve been trying to fit in a couple of SP days on Slimming World as I feel I haven’t been as focused this week and steak with a plateful of veg is an easy, if not expensive way to do it. Luckily I had a voucher for £7 if I spent over £50 at Morrisons so I filled the freezer with meat and told myself the steaks were a freebie. They did hit the spot!

Other than that I enjoyed a nice lunch with the kids on Friday at West Port Hotel which is a 5 minute walk from our house. They cleared their plates and I had a nice Chicken Teryaki dish with rice and stir fry veg.

I also prepped a nice big bowl of fruit salad which I could dip into when I was feeling the need for a munch.

This week’s meal plan, I am somewhat lacking in inspiration but hey ho here goes:

Monday – Chicken fajitas

Tuesday – Omelettes

Wednesday – Soup of some description

Thursday – Pasta dish

Friday – Mince & tatties

Saturday – Hungarian Goulash

Sunday – Roast Lamb

I am linking up with Mrs M for #mealplanningmonday x

Veg boxes 

Who gets one?

A couple of years ago I had a standing order for a fruit & veg box and got one delivered every week. I enjoyed the variety but often found I either wasted food before I got the chance to use it or always seemed to have too much of stuff I didn’t necessarily want. I eventually stopped it when my father in law got an allotment. Along with his goodies and things grown in our own garden we didn’t need it.

Last year a new small business opened in Falkirk called Hogan’s Fine Food Company. They offer a home delivery of either a fruit, veg or mixed box for only £10!  You can’t get better value than that. The produce is fresh, local and often organic. Although I am quite happy for them to choose and put a box together for me, it is really easy to send them a Facebook message with what I would like and any special requests. What’s more as it’s not a standing order I only get one when I need one. As I work full time this is perfect for me as it’s ready and waiting in a safe place when I get home and I can easily pay by bank transfer. It forces me to plan my meals, try new veggies and discover new recipes. If you have never tried one before I would recommend you find a supplier close to you and give it a try.

Today’s new veg was pak choi, I’ve never tried it before let alone cooked it. We had a yummy Slimming World friendly, syn free veg stirfry.

Last night I also made syn free veg pakora to go with our home made curry, they went down a storm with a cucumber and mint yoghurt dip.

To make these I boiled 1 sweet potato and mashed it on it’s own. In a big bowl I mixed the mashed potato with a finely sliced onion, frozen peas, coriander, 2 tsp of curry powder, 2 tbsp fat free natural yoghurt and half a beaten egg. I shaped them into patties and cooked for approx 40 mins @ 200C, with frylight sprayed on the baking tray. If the mixture is too soft or runny, add more veg of your choice, use whatever you want.

This weeks meal plan is:

Monday – Veg stirfry

Tuesday – leftovers

Wednesday – Soup of a kind?

Thursday – Macaroni mince

Friday – takeaway

Saturday – Chicken crown roast dinner

Sunday – Steak pie

I hope everyone has a good week, I’m off to read all your meal plans x