Monday, 12 May 2014
Meal Planning Monday: So near and yet so far
In my first trimester I couldn't imagine being more tired. I could sleep anywhere: tubes, trains, buses, Brownie pack holiday... the list could go on. It's slightly ironic that at week 32 a combination of stress and utter exhaustion combined with 3am insomnia are wiping me out now - let's not even consider what bump has in store for me when they arrive. One of the things I've always been conscious of is the balance of living my life as I want to with having chronic conditions, and now I'm balancing both of those things alongisde a pregnancy.
Last week was an insanely easy week in the kitchen, that if you don't know me, might prompt you to question my validity as a foodie. The next couple of weeks won't be, can't be much different as I'm concentrating on completing everything I need to do at work, trying to help M finish the nursery alongside absolute exhaustion, and an unhealthy dose of stress. I'm fighting the urge/ need to retire to bed for a few days and channelling my inner Dory.
Breakfasts: I've really got a taste for Weetabix of late, which is odd as I'm rarely a cereal person.
Lunches: I've still got that salad bug - with feta or halloumi depending on if I'm wfh or out and about.
Dinners: I'm roasting a chicken this afternoon which will make next week easier.
Monday: Leftover roast chicken with baked potatoes and veggies
Tuesday: Chicken and mushroom risotto
Wednesday: Leftover risotto
Friday: Chicken kiev, homemade chips and veggies
I have baked today - Peanut butter and jam bars which will top up lunch boxes for us both.
I'm hoping for a bit more energy as the week goes on, but otherwise will just be trundling along.