Monday, June 13, 2022

June Meal Plan Week 2 Review and Week 3 Plan

This is what I had planned for week 2:

Brunches: Leftover fried rice (Monday); salads; scrambled eggs on toast or egg salad sandwiches; pancakes or maybe waffles

Dinners:  Leftover chicken and vegetable soup; Fish curry with rice, dhal, sauteed beet greens, broccoli (there will be leftovers for another meal or two);  

Snacks: Fresh fruit, yogurt, crackers with cheese, peanut butter, etc., nuts

And this is how it all worked out:

Brunch: Leftover fried rice; yogurt and peach sauce
Dinner: Leftover chicken and vegetable soup; grapes
Snacks: lavash bread "chips" (I warmed up a lavash bread in a frying pan with a tiny bit of oil, sprinkled garlic salt and paprika on one side, broke it into pieces); crackers and peanut butter; fresh peaches

Brunch: Salad (lettuce, carrot, cucumber, cashews, bottled dressing); banana
Tea: Ham cold cuts sandwich
Dinner: Shrimp curry, rice, broccoli; yogurt and treacle

Brunch: Salad (lettuce, carrot, cucumber, bottled dressing), fresh peach
Tea: Ham cold cuts sandwich
Dinner: Rice, the last bit of leftover chicken, the last bit of leftover dhal, potato curry, and fish curry; yogurt and treacle

Brunch: Salad (lettuce, carrot, cucumber, almonds, dressing)
Dinner: Bowl of chicken & vegetable soup; slice of toast; banana
2nd Dinner: 1/2 ham and cheese sandwich; half a mango

Brunch: Salad, the other half of the mango
Dinner: Rice, fish curry, potato curry, yogurt
Snacks: Two cookies; peanuts; peanut butter sandwich, grapes

Brunch: Egg salad sandwich, fruit salad (banana, apple, orange, grapes, blueberries)
Dinner: Chicken drumsticks, broccoli, corn; fruit salad

Brunch: Fish curry and tortilla
Tea: Last of the fruit salad
Dinner: Leftover chicken drumstick, corn, and broccoli; yogurt with brown sugar

I think it worked out well.  

Moving on to Week 3, the plan is as follows:

Brunches: Toast (with butter and/or jam), salads; ham sandwiches; egg salad sandwiches; pancakes; uppuma (Indian style cream of wheat/semolina).

Dinners:  Leftover chicken drumstick with corn and broccoli or zucchini; Leftover fish curry with tortilla and side salad, Frozen battered fish fillets with rice and peas (and/or zucchini), Frozen ravioli with salad;  Sausage fried rice, Chicken curry with rice, dhal, broccoli, peach chutney; leftover chicken curry with rice and vegetables.

Snacks: Fresh fruit, yogurt, crackers with cheese, peanut butter, etc., nuts

At least, that is the plan!  We'll see how it works out.

How is your June meal planning coming along?


  1. Lots of lovely healthy salad for your meals, just the job when the temperatures are high and yes indeed you did very well.

    1. Thank you, Eileen; salads for lunch ensures I get some vegetables into me! :)

  2. Your meals sound lovely, Bless, and I like how you include plenty of fruit in your meals.
    June is turning into an interesting month for our menu planning due to our 'spend no cash' challenge this week!

    1. Thank you, Pensive. I love fruit and can get my entire '5 a day' in fruit, alone, but, that's not good for my blood sugar levels! So, I'm aiming for 3 veg and 2 fruit a day. It's a bit of a struggle some days because all the vegetables that I really like (peas, corn, etc.) are considered starch if one is diabetic!
      I know you can do the 'spend no cash' challenge, this week! I'm cheering you on!

  3. Is this the plan for the week before your daughter returns home?

    I'm set up for the next few weeks and will eat from the home cooked freezer meals. I will just need to do a small weekly shop for fresh fruit and veggies.

    1. Yes, the plan for Week 3 is this week's plan, which is the week before my daughter comes home. She is due to arrive very late on Friday, so I will have some chicken curry and rice plus vegetables ready for her. No firm plan yet for the week she will be down here, but, there will be a salmon dinner and maybe a shrimp dinner and probably some take out! :D

      Sounds like you are all set for the rest of this month and maybe even into July! Well done with all the advance meal prep!

  4. Your life seems so nice and ordered. You have plans in all areas and are doing well with following them. An inspiration for the rest of us.

    1. Thank you, June, although the seeming order might just be an illusion! However, I do like order and I know that chances of success are better with a plan than without! :)

  5. I was interested to read about your Lavash Bread, as I bought half price an almost expired package of "Barbari" bread which also can be torn into pieces and eaten. I put it into the freezer for when I decide to use it.
    I'm smartening up with pancakes. Not being much of a morning person, I've discovered that if I mix the dry ingredients and cover them on the counter and then mix the wet ingredients and put them in the refrigerator, the night before, I can quickly combine them in the morning while the pan is heating.

    1. They have the Barbari bread (more commonly known as Persian flat bread, here) in the Armenian store I used to go to. I do miss going to that store and would like to go there as soon as I think it is safe to do so! I like to eat it with curry!
      Oh, I like your prep work with the pancakes! You could even make a batch of the dry mixture and keep it in a container - scoop out 1 cup or whatever you need for a batch of pancakes and mix in the wet ingredients you've prepared the night before. Homemade pancake mix! :)


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