Weekly meal plan and shopping list from The Growing Mum
Meal Plans

Meal Plan, Shopping List and a Holiday – Week 5

We are away for most of the week but I decided that a holiday isn’t going to stop the meal planning train! Last week, we had a takeaway curry with friends, buffet-style, which is a way I’ve never done before. It was really lovely and a great way to catch up! I got to sample different dishes – like Dansak, which I never would have been brave enough to order. We also enjoyed a lovely savoury pancake feast on the Saturday and an amazing roast dinner for lunch at a friend’s on Sunday. So what is theoretically on the menu this week (haha)?

Monday

Lunch: Pasta with Chicken
Dinner: Mezze of pitta, hummus, salad and falafel
Snacks: Fruit, yoghurt, veggies and baked snack

Tuesday

Lunch: Chilli
Dinner: Pasta ragu
Snacks: Veggie sticks, hummus sandwiches, fruit, cheese

Wednesday

Lunch: Soup and bread
Dinner: Rice, plaintain and stew (tomato sauce)
Snacks: Fruit, veggies, yoghurt, pitta sticks and hummus

Thursday

Lunch: Fish pie(toddler); Tuna sandwich (adults)
Dinner: A freezer meal
Snacks: Sweet potato biscuits, veggie sticks, fruit, yoghurt

Friday

Lunch: Sausage casserole with bread
Dinner: Pasta dish(toddler); Date night meal (adults – could be takeaway)
Snacks: Breadsticks, tomato dip, veggie sticks, fruit

Saturday

Lunch: Brunch
Dinner: Roast
Snacks: Available options

Sunday

Lunch: Hummus sandwiches and salad
Dinner: *At grandparents*
Snacks: Available options

Shopping list to go with the weekly menu from The Growing Mum

Fruit and Vegetables

Potato
Broccoli
Carrot
Cucumber
Beetroot
Tomatoes
Lettuce
Salad mixed leaves
Mushrooms
Peppers
Banana
Pear
Grapes
Apples
Garlic
Onions
Frozen peas
Frozen sweetcorn

Meat/Fish

Mince
Bacon
Prawns
Salmon
Chicken

Dairy

Milk
Yoghurts (toddler and adult)
Cheese
Eggs

Cupboard

Tin tomatoes
Bread: sliced and crusty rolls
Rice
Tuna
Kidney beans
Chickpeas (for hummus)
Raisins
Pasta

Household

*Check stock*

 

What Happened to Breakfast?

A lovely reader asked why breakfast was missing from the weekly meal plan? I did think about including it, but during the working week we tend to have cereal (or a combination of cereals to spice things to up haha) and sometimes toast. It’s quick, easy and doesn’t really require too much thought. Maybe when my toddler is older and I magically have more time on my hands, I might consider changing things up but for now, the exciting breakfast options like omelette, will remain a weekend or day-off treat 🙂

What are you cooking this week? If you are looking for inspiration, check out my previous Meal Plans. You can also find other awesome meals plan over at Katykicker and The Organised Life Project.

To get a free template and weekly meal plan updates please fill out the form below. Don’t worry, no other unwanted emails will come your way and you can unsubscribe at any time.

[contact-form to=”thegrowingmumblog@gmail.com” subject=”Thank you for subscribing to the Weekly Meal Plan Series 5″][contact-field label=”Name” type=”name” required=”1″][contact-field label=”Email” type=”email” required=”1″][/contact-form]

Get your meal inspiration from your weekly menu and a free meal planning template

3 Comments

  • Suzanne Cox

    I like this meal plan, it looks down to earth and achievable. I especially like the addition of things like freezer meals, ideal for when you are time pressed and your child(ren) will not eat everything that you make

  • Naomi Lynas

    That’s the best way to have a curry! In one region of India you have these big platters with lots of different dishes on it, I can’t remember what it’s called but it’s lovely. Hope you had a great holiday x

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.