Here I have another meal plan for you full of tasty winter meals that you are sure to enjoy. Whether you follow my meal plan as a whole or decide to pick and choose a few different ideas from it. Do comment and let me know what you think.
How to save money making this winter meal plan
There are a few places on this winter meal plan where you can save money if you are on a budget.
For the hearty vegetable pasta soup using frozen carrots or canned carrots can make a bit of a saving. This is also a great meal to use up leftover bags of pasta as a mixture of shapes really does not matter in this meal.
The keema and rice can be made more cheaply but substituting some of the mince for lentils without changing the taste.
All the meals with salad leaves can be made cheaper by buying your own lettuce rather than a bagged salad.
The sausage casserole can easily be made using vegetables a little past their best. Slightly soft peppers will not be noticed in this meal at all.
The fresh rosemary used in the rosemary and caramelised onion quiches could be substituted for dried rosemary if preferred to save money.
If you buy frozen leeks for the leek macaroni cheese this can save money but they do produce a lot of water so do strain them before mixing with other ingredients.
Using these recipes for weight loss
If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count this as free or easily within your allowances, of course always check your plan for advice.
Starting a diet or getting back on plan
If you are looking to start a diet, or even kickstart a diet you already follow, then a fresh start can be just what you need. Check how many syns (approx) are in your favourites or how many calories if you follow another plan so you can regain control.
Meal planning can make a big difference so why not grab a notebook and plan this week’s meals. I recommend Musclefood for low-cost meats to keep you on track too.
The meal plan
- Breakfast: 2 Weetabix with milk and sweetener if required and a satsuma.
- Lunch: Hearty vegetable pasta soup.
- Dinner: Keema curry with boiled rice.
- Breakfast: Apple and cinnamon overnight oats.
- Lunch: Curry loaf with salad leaves.
- Dinner: Butternut squash risotto.
- Breakfast: 2 Weetabix with milk and sweetener if required and some melon chunks.
- Lunch: Rosemary and caramelised onion mini quiches with salad.
- Dinner: Gardener’s pie.
- Breakfast: Breakfast egg muffins.
- Lunch: Sweetcorn fritter with rocket and salsa.
- Dinner: Butternut Squash and sweet potato burgers in wholemeal buns with salad.
- Breakfast: Poached eggs on wholemeal toast with mushrooms.
- Lunch: Jacket potato with cheese/baked beans/tuna and salad.
- Dinner: Spicy sausage pasta bake.
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How to have a healthy winter this year
If you are planning how to feel good this winter then you need to add a healthy diet to that. Whether you follow a weight loss plan or just eat a little healthier it should be easy to plan a healthier winter. A few simple swaps like grilled chicken instead of fried chicken could make all the difference.
Are you starting the day with a healthy filling breakfast? Try overnight oats or baked oats for a good start to the day as an alternative to porridge and I am sure you won’t feel hungry until lunch. Why not pop your tea in the slow cooker at the same time as you make breakfast to save time? Most recipes can easily be adapted for the slow cooker.
Don’t forget to keep an eye on nutrients too with things like cranberry juice drinks and ensuring any recipes you make have plenty of vegetables.
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