With the timing of Summer pretty much a month away, it’s almost time to put my slow cooker back in the cupboard for another year. I’ve felt a need to change my dinner choices for a few weeks now. Being the creature of repetition that I am, I do not have a large repertoire of dinner ideas to choose from. And largely, I need it to be like that. Too much choice puts me in overwhelm, I shut down, I’ll eat food that’s quick to cook ie fried or sandwiches. I don’t want to be doing this for much longer.
This morning I decided the time is right. I’ve been browsing the Health Food Guide website and am currently feeling proud of myself. I have ‘discovered’ some one dish recipes that won’t break my actual food budget AND contain ingredients that I actually like! I’m quite excited. Also, on the HFG site, there are some downloads available in pdf to print out. One of them is a 7-day meal planner that I am going to get printed out tomorrow when I’m in town. I’ll get a few copies printed out for me. This will greatly help me achieve something in a very logical way AND at a pace that I can manage.
I am hell bent on making these dishes in the coming days or weeks. Some of these recipes I’ll need to change the ingredient volume for just myself etc: Shakshuka : Smokin Spanish Beans : Dreamy Dahl : Spicy Sausage Bake : Chicken & white bean stew – woop! Have’t felt this excited about my food choices for a while. Am about to make a shopping list for mid-week. I already have a lot of the ingredients required.
NewsFlash: I’ve given up Meadowlea (a butter substitute – not quite margarine status) and I’ve almost cut my bread consumption by half and I’m eating chicken x3 a fortnight instead of practically every freaking night.