Monday's Menus

Monday, 20 April 2015

So if I was to share one tip for weight loss success it would be to plan, plan plan. Every week on a Sunday, I plan my food for the week and stock my cupboards with everything I need. And when I say everything, I really do mean EVERYTHING right down to the snacks I try to eat 3 times a day in addition to my three main meals. Eating so regularly means my blood sugar levels stay even and I rarely get hungry which really helps stop the cravings that used to sabotage every effort I made to lose this excess weight. I thought it might help me to stay on track if I posted my weekly menus here and might even help those of you on your own weight loss journeys.

So here is this week’s plan.

Monday – Breakfast – Branflakes with a sliced banana and skimmed milk

Snack – Greek Yoghurt with seeds

Lunch – Warburton Thin topped with Light Philly and smoked Salmon with lots of crunchy salad on the side.

Snack – Handful of Nuts

Snack – Green Smoothie with Mango and Banana

Dinner – Sausage and mash – sounds naughty I know but I use very low fat sausages and make my mash with sweet potatoes. Served with a home made onion gravy, this is perfect comfort food.

Tuesday – Breakfast – Fruit with Greek Yoghurt

Snack – Carrots with Hummus

Lunch – Homemade Soup – this week’s with be Split Pea made with a ham hough which I love and is very filling.

Snack – Banana

Snack – Smoothie with Yoghurt, skimmed milk and berries

Dinner – Chicken breast cooked in a foil parcel with spices and served with purple sprouting broccolli and brown rice. Stereotypically healthy food but it’s one of my favourite meals of the week.

Wednesday – Breakfast – Greek Yoghurt with Honey and Seeds

Snack – Oatcakes with light Philly 

Lunch – Soup again.

Snack – Fruit Salad 

Snack – Green Smoothie with Apple and Carrot

Dinner – Sweet potato and spinach stew – this is a spicy vegetarian concoction made with a dollop of peanut butter – DELISH!

Thursday – Breakfast – Porridge

Snack – Large Orange 

Lunch – Leftover Stew

Snack – Oatcakes and Hummus

Snack – Green smoothie with Pineapple and Mango

Dinner – 3 bean chilli made with kidney beans, chick peas and butter beans and served with brown rice – I do love my carbs.

Friday  – Breakfast – Overnight Oats

Snack – Greek yoghurt and seeds 

Lunch – Leftover chilli 

Snack – Fruit Salad

Snack – Beetroot apple and ginger juice 

Dinner – Chicken and chorizo pasta 

Saturday – Brunch – Bacon medallions, low fat sausage, egg and beans 

Snack – Crackers and cheese

Dinner – Lentil Dahl with brown rice and Naan

Sunday – Brunch – Repeat of yesterday

Sunday Lunch-  Roast chicken with loads of veg and sweet potato roasties followed by fruit salad – YUM

Late snack – Hot Choc with a toasted crumpet and jam – lovely end to a delicious week.

If you would like any of the recipes I’m using this week or have any favourites you would like to share, please use the comment box below. 

Onwards and downwards xxx

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