Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Menu planning 16 - 22 January

A quieter week this time, unless a disaster happens!

Monday - Spicy salmon

Tuesday - Chicken with mushroom sauce from Paleo Leap

Wednesday - Pork burgers

Thursday - Pineapple Chili from Civilized Caveman

Friday - Fish stew

Saturday - Pulled pork (probably with a curried coconut sauce)

Sunday - Spiced kheema from Nom Nom Paleo

Pork burgers topped with mushrooms

Sharing on the blog hop hosted by Hijacked by Twins

Monday, 16 January 2017

Whole 30 - Day 14

Breakfast - bacon, poached egg and mushrooms

We tend to cook a tray of bacon in the oven in advance, which speeds up the morning

Lunch - a challenging day as we were at a 'bring and share' lunch, so I had prepared back up food - a box of salad and a bottle of salad dressing. But I had the soup and meatballs we had taken, with a salad and half a jacket potato, followed by a satsuma and a few grapes.

Afternoon tea - (everyone else had cake) Grapes and a few nuts

Dinner - Shredded chicken on butternut squash noodles with a side salad

Supper - cup of butternut soup

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Whole 30 - Day 13

Breakfast - breakfast sausage, poached egg and mushrooms

Lunch - Salad topped with diced pork loin chop left from Wednesday, 2 clementines

Dinner - Chicken stir fry with butternut spaghetti

Another blogger had suggested the butternut spaghetti from Aldi, the only issue I have with it, is it has very long strings, but they do seem to break up when stir fried.

Supper - cup of butternut squash

Whole 30 - Day 12

Breakfast - breakfast sausage, poached egg and mushrooms

Lunch - chicken salad, 2 clementines

Dinner - Curried fish chowder with croutains (plantain croutons)

There are not a lot of vegetables in the original recipe, so we add about half of a shredded cabbage, which makes it a filling meal.

Supper - 1 apple

Someone asked what I am drinking during the programme - mainly tea! We normally make Darjeeling tea in a teapot, so that carries on. I tend to carry fruit tea bags when I go out, as it's hard to get tea weak enough how we like it. Bottled water is useful when going out.
The main challenge of dairy-free is not having coffee, which is the easy option when out and about.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Whole 30 - Day 11

Breakfast - Breakfast sausage, poached egg and mushrooms

We cook the sausage like a meatloaf in a square tin and cut it into 12 pieces.

Lunch - Chicken salad, 2 clementines

After we had eaten our slow cooked chicken on Tuesday, I stripped all the meat from the carcass, and then put the carcass back into the slow cooker with 2 litres of water to make stock. The cold meat is great for salads.

Dinner - Asian meatballs, carrots and broccoli

The rest of the tray of meatballs will be going to the bring and share lunch on Sunday

Supper - bowl of mixed berries

Whole 30 - Day 10

Breakfast - bacon, poached egg and mushrooms

I'm not sure we've quite got the timing right to get the egg and the bacon on the plate at the same time!

Lunch - courgette soup, sliced apple with almond butter, 3 dates

Quick lunch needed before my exercise class

Dinner - Grilled pork chops topped with apple sauce, carrots, broccoli and Brussel sprouts

Supper - Stewed plums topped with flaked almonds

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Whole 30 - Day 9

Breakfast - bacon, poached egg and mushroom

The ultimate skill of getting the timing right so they all finish at the same time - failed!

I started back at swimming today, possibly for the first time in 5 years. Having lined up a swim buddy, I was commited to go - and did 32 lengths which is 800 metres.

Lunch - salmon salad, 2 clementines, 3 dates

Dinner - slow roasted chicken, carrots and broccoli followed by a raw fruit bar (blackcurrent)

Supper - stewed plums