Every week before I do the grocery shop, I plan our meals for the week and then shop accordingly. This means there is practically no food wasted, and no money going mouldy in the fridge.
I’ve got a list on my phone of my go-to meals, I find that if I don’t record them, I forget all about them. Plus any excuse for a list right? I’m particularly keen on meals that provide leftovers for lunch the next day, lazy oaf that I am.
So I thought I’d share some of my trusty healthy-ish dinner ideas with you all, in the hope that you’ll reciprocate!
- Chicken skewers with cous cous and a load of roasted vegetables.
- Pan fried salmon with cauliflower puree and asparagus.
- Beef tacos using lettuce cups instead of tacos – make the salsa and guac yourself to keep it clean.
- Whole roast chicken with Mediterranean bread salad (I could eat this every. single. day. Let me know if you want the recipe!)
- Tuna tomato stacks with sweet potato fries.
- Sweet potato lasagne.
- Sweet potato cottage pie (hmmm, is there a theme here?)
- Sweet potato turkey “nachos” – bake circular slices of sweet potato then top with cooked turkey mince, sliced tomato, red onion rings, beetroot slices, spinach, and cheese.
- Pan fried turkey breast with wholemeal pittas and salad.
- Pitta pizzas – wholemeal pitta topped with tomato puree, cheese and any veg you want.
- Homemade chicken schniztel with homemade slaw.
- Bolognaise on courgetti.
- Chilli con carne with brown rice and avocado on top.
- Tuna sweet corn Mayo jacket potato.
- Tuna and asparagus rice casserole.
- Chicken and chorizo Spanish rice.
- Smoked salmon smash – crushed new potatoes and spring onion, topped with smoked salmon and a gooey poached egg.
These are my trusty favourites which I rotate week by week. As you can see, I’m not averse to meat, carbs, or fat! I think it’s more important to choose your carbs wisely – wholemeal pitta over white, brown rice over white, sweet potato instead of white, etc. Also everything in moderation; if I’m having a carb heavy dinner I’ll make sure to have a lighter meal at lunchtime.
I believe that if you try and eat as clean as possible, and ensure that the majority of your food is homemade, you’re going to feel much better. During the week I make everything from scratch, 3 meals a day, unless I get some cheeky sushi on a Friday :P. However all bets are off at the weekend, life’s too short! As my wise Mum once said, “I don’t want to look back and think I could have eaten that”!