Monday, 2 December 2013

Meal Planning Monday

Photo from Beyond Diet

I had a hard time last week, between tonsillitis, sinusitis and Harry coming down with yet another cold i gave into the world of ready meals and take-away. Result? I feel like crap! So today I'm had some green juice for breakfast and soup for lunch, nothing drastic, just giving me body a little break. 

Or course if you want to keep things on track you need a plan so this week I'm making sure we have a healthy, quick and tasty menu to make my life easier.

Monday - "baked-fried" chicken with home-made coleslaw - recipe below

Tuesday - Spelt pastry beef pie

Wednesday - Rice and beans with slow cooked beef

Thursday - Pork fillet with veggie and sweet potato mash

Friday - Butternut squash soup

Saturday - Full English for lunch as I'll be working until late




1 cup gluten free oat flour (you can grind up rolled oats as well)
Celtic sea salt to taste
Ground black pepper to taste
Onion powder to taste
Garlic powder to taste
2 lbs organic chicken thighs


Heat oven to 200C. Rinse and pat dry chicken thighs. Season chicken with salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder to your taste. Place oat flour in brown paper or plastic bag. Shake chicken in bag of flour a few pieces at a time until coated. Spray 13 x 9 inch pan with olive oil or coconut oil or use non stick aluminum foil. Place skin side up in pan. Bake uncovered for about 1 hour or until tender, basting occasionally wit pan drippings.
for coleslaw grate some carrots and chop cabbage and anything other crunch salad that you might like, mix with cream fraich, dijon mustard, pinch of garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste.

I'm linking up with Mrs M, stop by for more menu ideas xxx

Meal Planning Monday


  1. Hope you're both feeling better now!!
    Everything sounds great x

  2. Those chicken legs look amazing. I am incredibly hungry now :)

  3. Do you know we've not had a full english for a meal (other than breakfast) in ages what a great idea. Don't work too hard.

  4. Hi Kim, thank you, My antibiotics finally kicked in and Harry will be good again soon enough ;)

  5. Hi there, thanks for stopping by. I forgot to defrost the chicken for today - duh - so had the spelt pie instead but am looking forward to trying the recipe tomorrow...

  6. we do tend to have it as a quick dinner on a day when I go to the office and if I work until late I find it better to have a big lunch so I'm not tempted to the treats drawer they have at work :D


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