What We Ate #1

I have seen so many bloggers recently sharing their weekly meal plans and I always love reading these posts as they often give me some much needed inspiration for what to cook for my own family. I thought I’d start sharing some of the things we eat but instead of sharing for the week ahead, I’m going to share what we ate in the previous week so that I can include photos, links to recipes and what I thought of said recipe. I might not do this religiously every week, maybe every other? I’ll see how it goes!

I am a serious foodie and I try to cook us much as possible from scratch myself. Bella will always eat the same as what we’re having on the nights we all eat together. She has a hot lunch at nursery twice a week so will only have a lighter dinner like scrambled eggs on toast or a sandwich on these evenings and once a week my Mum gives her dinner before I pick her up after work.

We do eat pretty healthily and a lot of our evening meals are quite low carb at the moment as we’re both carb cycling. You can read more on carb cycling over on Grainne’s very informative blog post here. I’ll also be sharing more of my own personal experience on my next Fit Mama’s post at the end of the month or in the meantime you can take a peek at my healthy eating Instagram account here where I post photos of all my meals.

Most of the meat we eat is from Muscle Food who I would highly recommend. The meat is fantastic quality, always the leanest cuts and the prices are very competitive compared to the supermarkets. If you use my code HL167187 you can choose some free meat to add onto your order!

Week Commencing 15th February

Monday – Fillet Steaks & garlic chicken strips with creamy leeks, mushrooms & spinach with roasted sweet potato rounds. Normally we wouldn’t have fillet steaks in the week but we were meant to have them on Valentines day but we had a late lunch and neither of us were particularly hungry so we saved them for the next evening. They were from Muscle Food and tasted absolutely incredible. I’ve already ordered more! My husband decided to do some extra garlic chicken strips as we had some chicken that needed cooking. For the sauce we just melted down half a tub of Philadelphia with a splash of milk and stirred it through the leeks, mushrooms and spinach. So.Damn.Good.

Tuesday – Joe’s Chicken Pie served with Courgettes. Recipe can be found online here or in his Lean In 15 book. I had friends over for dinner after work so made this pie for us and served theirs with homemade wedges while I just had extra veggies. We all really enjoyed the pie, seriously tasty but by using filo pastry it made it a much lighter option than my usual pie recipe. It was super easy to prepare too so I will definitely be making it again soon!

Wednesday – Lean In 15 Chicken, Chorizo, Spinach & Pine Nut Cheesy Jumble.
We absolutely LOVED this. So simple yet so tasty, the perfect midweek dinner. I can’t wait to make it again. This recipe can be found in the Lean In 15 book.

Thursday – Extra Lean Beef Burgers topped with Cheese & Cherry Tomatoes served with Sweet Potato Chunks, Tender Stem & Spinach. Pretty self explanatory. This was on our higher carb day. The burgers were again from Muscle Food.

Friday – Homemade Turkey Meatballs with Ratatouille. I massively failed here. I had an awful headache, Josh got home late… So we ended up having McDonalds. Oops. This was the first one of the year I should add!!

Saturday – Out at a Party.

Sunday – Chicken Roast. Normally this would be pretty healthy with lots of roasted veg and no Yorkshires, but we were hungover and of course we needed ALLLL the carbs. Note – Neither of us could finish it!!

Thanks so much for reading!
Harriet xo

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  • Polly Williams

    These meals look great. I’ve totally fallen off the diet bandwagon – I’ve been struggling recently with us being poorly then A’s dad has decided not too be around a lot!! This week I must sort it out – look forward to seeing some more what you ate posts 🙂 xxx

    February 24, 2016 at 9:07 pm Reply
    • Harriet Lee

      Thanks Polly! I’ve been missing yout posts on IG. Oh it’s so hard when you are under the weather, I’m such a comfort eater when I’m poorly or tired! Oh dear, sorry to hear that about A’s dad! Feel free to message me if you ever want to chat lovely. xxx

      February 25, 2016 at 1:55 pm Reply
  • My Petit Canard

    I have to say, for someone that is carb cycling (I have a little, very limited knowledge on what this is and entails), I have to say your food looks and sounds very tasty! I love the idea of sharing meal plans as I often find myself cooking the same things every so often so love to get inspiration from others 🙂 Thanks for sharing these on #MarvMondays. Emily

    February 28, 2016 at 3:18 am Reply
    • Harriet Lee

      Thank you Emily! Carb cycling is basically just sticking to 50g or less of carbs for 3 days a week and 150g for 1 day then repeat! It’s easier than it sounds you just have to plan your meals beforehand. I try to keep our meals quite varied whilst still lower carb or i would get very bored i think! I also love reading meal plans for inspo! xo

      February 28, 2016 at 8:02 pm Reply
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