I decided to do a meal plan for next week as I'm starting a new job and I'm sure the last thing I will want to do after a long day is think about and make dinner.
This is what my meal plan looks like:
Monday - pork + rice stuffed capsicums with mint yoghurt
Tuesday - lebanese chicken with freekeh
Wednesday - dukkah chicken
Thursday - crab and vermicelli noodle soup
Friday - panko prawns with kale/quinoa salad
I like to choose a combination of meals where I can reuse ingredients because one of my pet peeves is food wastage. Herbs are the worst offender - a whole bunch just for a sprinkle??
Tonight I tackled the lebanese chicken with freekeh as it takes longer than I care to cook on a weeknight. I'm using freekeh for the first time - it's a wholegrain which looks/tastes similar to brown rice except it's thicker and less chewy than brown rice. They used it on MKR last season and I've been keen to try it out.
I've cleverly made enough for 2 meals so all I have to do on Tuesday night is reheat.
Do you meal plan every week? Where do you get meal inspiration from?