Monday, 29 September 2014
Meal Planning Monday: not just the grown ups?!
This week our meal plan is fairly simple, our budget and belt are a bit tighter than previously owing to the wildly generous* SMP payments from the government. No, really. The other reason for this simplicity is my new reading matter which all centres around weaning. For lots of reasons - post to follow - we're going to be weaning Harry early and I'm at once wildly terrified and excited. How on earth can a baby born six weeks early be ready for actual food seventeen weeks later?
Anyway, nerves and learning about Baby led versus purees aside here's this weeks meal plan
Breakfasts - I'm having grape nuts and banana for me, along with tea and a slice of toast that M brings me while I'm doing my first feed of the day (usually around 5.30)
Lunches - either pate and ryvita or houmous and ryvita with cherry tomatoes - that craving from pregnancy has not gone away.
Dinners - I roasted a chicken yesterday so that kicks the week off for me both easily and thriftily
Monday: Leftover roast chicken with baked potatoes, corn on the cob, peas and carrots
Tuesday: Chicken, mushroom and pea risotto
Wednesday: Leftover risotto
Thursday: Chilli and rice bowls (chilli and rice in a bowl with avocado, cheese and natural yoghurt)
Friday: We're out for the day for M's birthday treat from a good friend, so leftover chilli in burritos with sweet potato wedges.
We've got a wedding to attend next weekend, so I'm leaving meals fairly free and easy for then and then the big weaning experiment begins. Stay tuned...