Well, that was a quick week!! Back to school and the new term is already in full swing. Last weekend I didn't do any meal planning or prepping. Every day this week I felt like I was wasting time making each meal individually as I needed it. So, today I spent several hours using up what was in the fridge so I didn't waste a thing.
I made a rice crust quiche to use up a bowl of cooked rice, a wrinkly green pepper, an onion and some eggs near their use by date (!) That was my lunch today with some date and banana chutney I received as a gift. And one portion left for a school lunch.
I've had a butternut squash lurking in the veg basket for a few weeks so I roasted it with some apples from my lovely mum's garden with a drizzle of honey and chilli flakes to make Butternut squash and apple soup. TBH it didn't taste as amazing as it normally does but that's 4 work lunches sorted.
I saved some of the roasted butternut squash to recreate a quinoa salad I had on our break to London. I'll report back on that!
I made a veggie (actually vegan now I think about it!) version of my Turkey Con Carne. I substituted the turkey breast mince with 200g raw weight of green lentils and 100g red lentils.
It was absolutely amazing! Maybe even better than the meat version!!
It made 6 generous portions plus a taste test sample 😋 I'll need to test it's freezability but I think this could become a firm favourite especially as I've just worked out each portion cost around 20p!!!! Healthy and cheap 👍
During the summer I bought a tofu press. It cost me £2. Today was the first time I tried it. So much liquid came out!
I just shallow fried it with a little salt and pepper. I tasted a few pieces (yummy!) and put the rest in the fridge.
I've also got leftover chicken from tonight (OH wasn't feeling great so didn't eat much) and some more rice so I have the fixings for a few stir fries and salady type meals.
I've got a chicken breast and 3 salmon fillets plus tons of veggies in the freezer so it'll be a use it up week of eating as I'm trying to avoid going to the supermarket. Saving time and money (I hope!)