Week 2 – Crisis diet

This is a slight adaptation of week 1. Keep to the porridge for breakfast, preferably with raisins or mixed dried fruit in it, for maximum nutrition at minimum cost.  Likewise, keep to the soup for lunch, with a piece of toast or bread and a small amount of protein to stave off hunger during the afternoon. Here are the dinners for the week.

 

1. Ready made lasagne

2. Home made turkey and mushroom pie with shortcrust pastry, serve with cabbage and/or carrots

3. Pasta with sauce and crumbled Lancashire cheese

4. Roast chicken dinner with roast potatoes , carrots and cabbage. You can make stock with the carcass and make a carrot and lentil soup, with spare carrots from this week and lentils from last week, or a pea and ham soup with frozen peas from last week and a bit of ham from your packet.

5. Fishcakes with oven chips (you should have some left from last week – if not make saute potatoes) and peas (from bag last week, if you haven’t used them in a soup)

6. Toad in the Hole made with frozen sausages, served with vegetables of choice

7. Omelettes, served with bread and butter, and a small salad (optional)

 

Still hungry?

1. Apple crumble and custard

2. Home made sponge cake

3. Bananas and melted chocolate sauce

4. Ice cream

5. Semolina and jam

6. Flapjacks, if you have some porridge oats spare, and sugar in your cupboard

7. Tinned pineapple, or pineapple upside down cake.

 

Shopping list: (£36.55 in Asda – look for Smart Price products)
Vanilla ice cream

Large bag porridge oats

Large bag plain white flour

Large bag self-raising flour

Semolina

Pasta shapes

Bolognaise sause

Strawberry jam

Lentil soup x 2

Oxtail soup x 2

Pea and ham soup x 2

Tomato soup x 2

Vegetable soup x 2

Pineapple pieces in syrup

4 x 4 pints whole milk

15 mixed weight eggs

2 x 500g sunflower spread

250g Lancashire Cheddar

Mixed dried fruit

Savoy cabbage

Mushrooms

Onion

2.5kg white potatoes

4 Bramley apples

At least 4 bananas

1 kg carrots

125g thin sliced ham

340g diced turkey breast

Medium chicken

8 Smoked haddock fishcakes

12 thick sausages

Bar of milk chocolate

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sandra Bradley on 22 February, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    An addendum – many of the processed food choices may be higher in salt than you are used to, so make a point of minimising consumption of salt elsewhere as much as you can – certainly don’t put any on vegetables, in the porridge, or accept bags of crisps from other people!

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  2. Posted by Lucy on 22 February, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    I am struggling to keep weekly grocery shopping down to £40 per week, and there’s only 2 of us plus bump, so this is really useful stuff, thank you!

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    • Posted by Sandra Bradley on 22 February, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      Well you should easily be able to do it, but if you’re pregnant, do try making soup from scratch rather than relying on tinned, and it’s also worth cooking lasagne from fresh as well as you’ve only got two-and-a-bit mouths to feed! I would snack on full fat natural yoghurt as well.

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