Word of the Week – Food

This week has inadvertently revolved around food in one way or another. We have a really busy few weeks coming up so I’ve been busy preparing a menu plan and stocking up on food.  The kids and I have also been baking and making delicious chocolate treats.

On Monday I did a full inventory of the freezer and made a meal plan and shopping list. The freezer is now fully stocked up and we have a meal plan for the next 2 weeks. I also spent a day doing some food prep, I made enough mash for the week and chopped lots of veg and fruit. I find being organised like this reduces food wastage and saves us so much time too.

The kids and I had so much fun on Wednesday baking banana bread. They love taking it in turns mixing with the  wooden spoon. It turned out really well and they both enjoyed a warm slice fresh from the oven. We also had a chocolate lolly making kit so they had fun doing that too.

Later that day a lovely hamper of Piccolo fruit and veg pouches arrived for them to try. Jake is a fruit dodger and Daisy detests veggies so I thought these would be a great excuse to get some goodness in them.

I found myself at the supermarket at the right time on Thursday and managed to bag some heavily reduced chicken for the freezer, I do love a bargain.

I’ve also been making better food choices since my last set of blood sugar results. This has resulted in a loss of 5 pounds which I’m really happy about.

You might enjoy last weeks word of the week post, Slow.

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  1. August 25th 2017 / 8:52 AM

    Definitely a food related week. I wish I could be so organised but with fussy eaters and food avoiding daughter things never go to plan.

  2. August 25th 2017 / 12:31 PM

    I like the idea of having a food prep day. I can see that would help with food wastage. In the past, I’ve tripled our meals, then we eat one and the other two go in the freezer for those days we need a quick meal. I should start doing it again. it does save time and food waste. I love banana cake. Well done on losing the weight and taking control of what you eat. #wotw

  3. August 26th 2017 / 10:38 AM

    You sound so organised, I need to take a leaf out of your book! And well done on the weight loss, that’s really good and even better if it means you’re feeling healthier x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  4. August 26th 2017 / 6:22 PM

    You really have had a good food week. I need to get back into food planning. I really have let it slip lately #WotW

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