MEAL PLANS WEEK 17

First of all sorry for the silence this week! I have posted 1/4 of the recipes I usually would whoops. But my reason is good, I haven’t had time to test things and have just been exhausted! But I’m testing this weekend and should have some new and delicious things for you next week. I haven’t completely forgotten about you though… I’ve got a delicious meal plan for you!

Well two, cos that’s what I do. There’s some things that are appropriate for the rainy weather in Melbourne as that’s totally my vibe this week. But they’d still be great if you’re lucky enough to be somewhere with milder weather. It’s been a bit of a shock to the system coming from last week when I was in Morocco and Madrid with temps in the 20’s and 30’s (we’re talking celsius on this blog peeps) to Melbourne with hail, thunder and bucket loads of rain. No wonder I’ve had the post travel blues.

I’m so sorry but I don’t have shopping lists for you this week! I’ve been spending lots of evenings with my sister and her kids this week as they’re visiting from California – and family time has taken precedence over blogging  – no regrets! I’ll be getting back to normal next week, sometimes we’ve all got to take a little time for ourselves though:)

This weeks bonus recipe is an old favourite that I’ve been craving lately and plan to eat this week: Caramelised Banana and Coconut Porridge – yes please!

PLAN A

DAY 1: Middle Eastern Chicken Salad I’m craving hummus at the moment! 

DAY 2: Cauliflower and Chickpea Turmeric Curry this is one of two vegetarian recipes this week, I ate so much more meat than usually overseas so am trying to cut down again. If you want meat in this you could easily include chicken breast. Just add it before the other vegetables.

 

DAY 3: Spiced Lentil and Carrot Soup. The lentils in this soups make it super filling and the spices warm your soul. Or so I’m going to claim.

DAY 4: Zucchini Pappardelle with Bolognese this sauce is actually quite simple, I’ve paired it down to the essential things you need to build flavour without too much effort. You could mix in some real pasta as well as the zoodles if you’re feeling like a carb hit.

DAY 5: One Pan Chicken with Chickpeas, Mozzarella and Basil. You ca serve this with couscous, mashed potato or cauliflower puree I have not included the side in your shopping list so you could also choose what you have on hand.

PLAN B

DAY 1: Haloumi and Couscous salad. This is one of my most popular recipes with good reason. Full of flavour and vegetables the haloumi makes it a crowd favourite. If you’re worried about your protein intake add a soft boiled egg or two.

DAY 2: Cauliflower and Chickpea Turmeric Curry. A super simple and easy to make curry that tastes delicious fort these cooler evenings.

DAY 3: Spiced Lentil and Carrot Soup. This also freezes really well so you can have any leftovers for lunches this week or next.

DAY 4: Brussel Sprout and Toasted Hazelnut Fettucini. This pasta is full of delicate comforting flavours in a creamy but light sauce.

DAY 5: Black bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas. If you’re making these on the weekend have a go at making the sauce from scratch as it’s delicious and wil fill your house with yummy smells. Otherwise you can just use passata if you’re in a hurry.

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