The Ninth Meal Plan. As I say every time, it shows 3 meals a day, plus some cakey extras to fill any gaps, for 7 days, for 2 adults. Change the meals around to suit yourself, combine the shopping list of ingredients in any other way that suits you, add extra ingredients that you may have, just use one of the recipes, leave out anything you don’t like or need or change anything else that you see fit.
You and the 2nd person you are feeding may not need all the calories a day. Only you know what you need, I will leave this part of it to you to adjust. Many of the recipes are freezeable, so if you have the facilities, you could freeze the extra, or carry the ingredients forward to the following week.
If you do use anything from here, I would love it if you let me know how you get on.
You will need to be accurate with your measuring with some ingredients, and can be more free-handed with others.
As usual, use the Cakes and Bakes at any point during the week when you need them, as an extra at lunch, a pudding after dinner, for supper, or any other hungry moment. Or if you and the 2nd person you are feeding don’t need this many calories, healthwise, these would be the best things to leave out. I’ve also found with most plans that if you follow them, and leave out the cakes and bakes, the calories are at a level where you will lose weight. So plenty of fruit and veg, tasty food, and a diet plan on £1 a day.
You will need £15.10 at the checkout, but the food eaten comes to £14.46 (if you also have all the suggested leftover snacks)
|day 1||bran flakes, 80g, milk, 250ml per person||cheese and carrot sandwich. For each person use 2 slices, 25g cheese & 25g grated carrot mixed together, use spread on the bread||pie of tuna and onions, with roasted carrots and onions|
|day 2||raisin pancakes,use 160g flourand 80g raisins for 2||ham sandwich. For each person, use 2 slices, 60g ham and spread on the bread||pasta, tomato sauce, cheddar|
|day 3||bran flakes, 80g, milk, 250ml per person||Tuna and pasta salad||roasted vegetable soup, served with plain scones topped with roasted onions|
|day 4||raisin pancakes, use 160g flour and 80g raisins for 2||ham sandwich. For each person, use 2 slices, 60g ham and spread on the bread||pie of tuna and onions, with roasted carrots and onions|
|day 5||bran flakes, 80g, milk, 250ml per person||cheese and carrot sandwich. For each person use 2 slices, 25g cheese & 25g grated carrot mixed together, use spread on the bread||pasta, tomato sauce, cheddar|
|day 6||raisin pancakes,use 160g flour and 80g raisins for 2||Tuna and pasta salad||pizza and chips|
|day 7||bran flakes, 80g, milk, 250ml per person||ham sandwich. For each person, use 2 slices, 60g ham and spread on the bread||deli platter|
|Cakes & Bakes||raisin scones, raisin biscuits, bannock digestives, bannocks , plain or with jam||use the baking spread to make the scones, not oil|
Use the jam with the bannocks and the fruit scones.
You need to make a total of 3 batches of bannocks for the week. In the suggested Cakes and Bakes, one batch has 50g of sugar added to make bannock digestives. You can make 1, 2 or 3 bannock batches with sugar or just leave them plain. There is plenty of sugar left this week.
If you have any salad leaves available they would be good in the sandwiches this week. Mayo instead of spread with the cheese one is lovely
Have the remaining bran flakes and milk as a snack at any time, similarly the raisins, you could sprinkle the raisins in with the bran flakes.
Or you could take the remaining 2 slices of bread, spread a little margarine on each side, sprinkle the raisins over and a little sugar if you want, squish the 2nd slice on top, then gently fry it on both sides until golden.
The oats could be made into porridge and eaten with jam.
Shopping list. Priced using my Supermarket, at Aldi, in June 2015
|Aldi||used||left at the end of the week, or spare to use to fill up with|
|bran flakes, 750g||£0.88||110g, 13p|
|milk, 2.27 litres||£0.89||270ml, 10p|
|tuna x 2||£0.98|
|loaf, 22 slices||£0.49||2 slices, 4p|
|oil, 1 litre||£0.89||330ml, 29p|
|raisins, 500g||£0.84||65g, 11p|
|tomatoes, 2 tins||£0.62|
|olives, 180g drained weight||£1.29|
|sugar, 1kg||£0.49||665g, 32p|
|spread, 250g, perfect for baking||£0.39||35g, 5p|
|pizza, any of the Carlos Aldi ones||£0.85|