With the school back in session there are very few spare hours in the day, so I use my Saturdays to do food prep for the week ahead.
I don’t always get time to cook in the week so it is important to me that I try and make as much healthy tasty food possible that the hungry mouths can be fed.
I try and change it up every week so it doesn’t get boring and predictable, but it does take time set aside once a week to get it done. That is why I choose Saturdays, last day of the week here and then the food is fresh.
This week I opted for cottage pie for a make-ahead meal during the week. I also steamed some broccoli and froze it in portions. I have fish sticks and fancy sausage rolls planed for suppers with the always welcome spaghetti and meat sauce.
For lunches I got a great selection of fruit and veggies from the online veggie shop (3kg), their fruit and veggies really are great and very very well priced. I have even started buying my milk and eggs from them, they give a great variety and they always have low fat milk available.
I also got some cute recyclable baskets and bottles for the lunch boxes.
So we have great fruit and juice (I made my favourite juice again, watermelon juice). I added some citrus juice this week. The oranges and naartjies were so great I decided to juice them. They are sweet and slightly tangy. Just wonderful and very refreshing.
My previous batch of breakfast paninis have been consumed so I also took the time to make some more and got them stacked and ready in the freezer too.
I did notice that the pancakes in the freezer has ‘mysteriously’ disappeared so I will have to make some more of those soon.
The food week ahead is all sorted and ready, so let’s start this week with a skip in our step and a attitude to match.
Wishing you all a fabulous week. Keep safe and healthy!