"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > Budget Friendly Dishes
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-09-2018, 03:28 AM   #1
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Redhill, Surrey
Posts: 2
Weekly Meal Plan - Ideas?


So I want a weekly meal plan which is healthy and easy to make, with little fuss of ingredients. (Not a great cook!)

Can you let me know if this is at least relatively healthy so far?

Breakfast: Banana

Lunch: We have a salad bar at work, so every lunch I have a large bowlful of lettuce mixed with a whole range of things (cucumber, tomato, chickpeas, beetroot, greenbeans, broccoli, etc.) - I consider this my portion of vegetables for the day.

Dinner: So this is where I struggle. Currently I make myself a tuna pasta which will last 2 days. Another day I'll have a portion of chicken drumsticks (from frozen) and chips. Then maybe I'll have a steak and chips once every 2 weeks or so.

Basically, I don't like keeping items which will expire quickly, as I only shop once a month, plus I get all my veggies at lunch... I also dislike grocery shopping!

Can you advise if what I'm having currently is not too bad and perhaps suggest another one or two quick but healthy meals to have during my week?

Many thanks in advance!


atkinsd91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2018, 03:43 AM   #2
Master Chef
CraigC's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 5,701
IMO, healthy means balanced. A banana for the most important meal of the day, isn't healthy.

If you're gonna make a Key Lime pie, you have to use real Key Limes!
CraigC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2018, 03:50 AM   #3
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Redhill, Surrey
Posts: 2
Originally Posted by CraigC View Post
IMO, healthy means balanced. A banana for the most important meal of the day, isn't healthy.
I was also looking for some suggestions...
atkinsd91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2018, 07:44 AM   #4
Head Chef
CakePoet's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Wexio
Posts: 1,515
If you shop once a month, start doing a monthly menu, weekly wont work. Better make great plan for the whole of the month and it also makes shopping easier.

Mine is easy, think like this. Every month has in theory 4 of each day, every day has 1 main ingredient. So all you now need to do is find 4 recipes for Monday, 4 for Tuesdays and so on. Then you need to pair the week up so you use up everything perishable .

It is easy.

This mine this month:

Monday: Swedish meatballs, Hamburgers with mash, Hamburgers with chips/fries, Meatloaf with mash.
Tuesday: Sausage stroganoff, Pasta bake with sausage , Fried sausage with fried potatoes and egg, Sausage stew.
Wednesday: Chicken wok, Chicken skewer with lentil rice, Chicken and rice soup, Breaded chicken with roasties.
Thursday: Mexican rice casserole. Shepherds pie, Chili with cornbread, Earthly pasta
Friday: Pulled pork buns, Pizza, Burrito, Taco.
Saturday: Curry or fancier chicken dishes
Sunday: Stew with yorkies, fried pork steak with potatoes and sauce x 2 and Gran's tomato pork.

We have veggies with every meal and dessert on Sundays and candy on Saturday.

Breakfasts in this house, is sandwiches, tea , milk or coffee and oatmeal porridge or farina porridge and sometimes even a full English ( Scottish way to hard to do) or pancakes.
For the love of Cheese!
CakePoet is online now   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:33 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.