Round 2 ding, ding, ding! If you were following along last month with my January meal plan, you will notice after week two I stopped doing recaps. Why you ask? Well it probably has a lot to do with the fact we stopped following the menu. About midway through week 3 everything got jumbled up we were low on cash (monthly pays suck) and so we had to make do with what was in the freezer and minimalist meals. So this month we are trying again! The menu may also look pretty similar to last month’s so if you have a great recipe that I should try please pass it on, the best place to do so is through my Facebook page www.facebook.com/onemumtoanother.
This month is going to be a little different and difficult for us as I am returning to work and starting back at uni all in one go! I’m building a freezer stash of food for out 14 month old so daycare lunches can be a bit easier. So far I’ve only got Chicken and Corn Balls and Lentil Patties in there but I’ve got a list of things such as sausage roll, scrolls, patties and other bits and pieces to get working on so you will likely see those pop up as I get them made. Make sure you join the Facebook page or follow this blog so you’re updated.
Budget wise this month I’m going to aim for $600, my $500 budget was getting used up really quickly last month and I’m sure that I went over it as I stopped keeping track towards the end of the month. I think I need to source myself a cow and some chickens as milk and eggs just take up so much of the budget.
Weight wise I’ve lost 2 kilos on this meal plan, progress slowed towards the end of the month as we had a few extra cheeky meals like chicken wings out of the smoker… o.m.g so good, and Matt made brisket burgers one night. Keep in mind this 2 kg loss has involved a 5k walk maybe once a week… maybe. So my exercise could be much much better. Matt on the other hand lost 10kgs (it helped he had a competition going at work), he was exercising 3-4 times a week going for 5km runs or 20+km bike ride. He did so well, he was very controlled with his eating too. I think we need to run more competitions like this for all of us.
I also have included snacks or breakfast on this menu, as my breakfast usually consists of eggs and toast or eggs and bacon. Snacks are usually yogurt, protein muesli bars or cottage cheese on ryvitas. I’d love some extra snack ideas so if you’ve got a favourite let me know!
Here is our healthy family menu for February.
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