As I am sometimes a Bear of Little Brain and prone to standing in the middle of the kitchen wondering what I planned to cook for dinner, I have taken to planning out my meals for the week. This allows me to pretend to be terrifically organised and some sort of uber-mum. Shh! In theory this lets me shop once for the week and not have to battle my way round the supermarket mid-week. (There was a point last year when I realised I’d been to the supermarket every day for ten days straight. I blushed all the way home when one of the staff commented on it.)
Here’s my menu for the week. All primal/low-carb/grain-free/whatever you want to call it.
M: Roast pork belly, carrot-cauliflower puree, roasted Brussels sprouts
T: Pad Thai (with zero-carb Miracle Noodles)
W: Chocolate chilli with cauliflower rice
T: Pork & fennel meatballs on courgette spaghetti
F: Sausages, cauliflower mash, braised red cabbage
S: Chocolate chilli with sweet potato fries and green beans
S: Chicken, bacon and butternut squash cauliflower ‘risotto’
In case anyone is interested, I actually have a laminated menu-plan adorning my fridge. I am so mean… I moved all of Lucas’s beloved fridge magnets to the dishwasher so that I could use the fridge. I use this gorgeous saucepan one from Ollie Bird and had it printed (A2 size) and laminated at a local print shop for about £3 and picked up some dry-erase pens at Tesco (£1.50 for two plus eraser). Sadly laminated things don’t photograph well, but on the plus side you are all saved from squinting at my dreadful writing!