Monday 31 January 2022

Monday, 31-01-22

Good morning!
The freezer is rather more full after the weekend's work.
It now has four portions of the savoury mince, the fifth being planned in tonight.
Then, in the fridge, I had two broccoli stalks and a leek.  I thought I'd make leek, broccoli and potato soup but then remembered that I had some butterbeans from Dad's freezer so I added them instead of potato as I know they make soup lovely and creamy.  So now there are frive portions of home made soup in the freezer too and I must start planning them in this week!
And, finally, I was able to freeze one portion of roast lamb and gravy,  Yum!
Yesterday's meals:

I know these overnight oats look a right mess but that's the nature of the beast.  It was delicious!

Lunch was a roast lamb dinner with Beth and Alex.  Lamb, roasties, roasted parsnips, peas, cabbage and cauliflower.  I also made Yorkshires as Alex loves them - so do I, in fact, but I restricted myself to just one.  Can you see the halo?
No dessert.  No photo either!

I was going to load up this macaroni cheese with lots of different bits but there was quite a lot of cauliflower left from lunch and, as I wasn't feeling that hungry either, I just used that.  Didn't have much - that roast dinner certainly did fill me up!

I finished with a Mullerlight yogurt.

Today's meal plans:

B:  plain coddled eggs, toast dippers
I'm not going to bother with adding anything else apart from seasonings, there's no need.  I will have to syn the toast as I have planned my B choice for lunch
SW:  three syns for one slice of toast

L:  leftover lamb pitta with tzatziki sauce, salad on the side; fruit
I did a search for ways to use up cooked lamb and found this recipe.
I will use a wholemeal pitta, of course, and probably add some olives as well; I love olives.  And the lamb will be shreds, not slices - slow roast lamb does not slice!!
SW:  one healthy extra B for the pitta and maybe one syn for some super light mayo.  Eight olives is one and a half syns

D:  cheesy triple topped mince pie, veg; yogurt
As I have several portions of savoury mince now, I may as well use one portion.
I plan to spray roast some frozen butternut squash and sweet potato chunks, add leftover roast potato from yesterday (I made sure there were a few leftovers - planning ahead!), sort of crush them all together, add some grated cheddar for extra loveliness, spread it over the top of some cooked mince and bake in the oven to brown the top.
It sounds nice; hopefully, it will taste nice too.
There's still cabbage and cauliflower left over from yesterday so I will just reheat them.
SW:  one and a half healthy extra As for cheese, half a syn for dessert

E:  kettle squats, circuit training

one and a half healthy extra As
one healthy extra B
six syns

From the freezer:
butternut squash
sweet potato


  1. You put so much thought into your meals, Joy - I'm sure that's why you're so successful in your weight loss journey. Every one of your meals sounds and looks so appetising. xx

    1. Aw, thanks, Sooze. I guess it is my way of controlling and channelling my inner piggy!
      I'm glad you like them. xx

  2. Oh how I love reading your meal plan for the day. It really does inspire me Joy.

    1. That makes me really happy. Thanks, Cherie. xx