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Menu Plan Saturday 13th August 2016

We have had busy old week with hospital appointments, dentist visits and a few play dates mixed in. This week is not so busy which is good in my books.

Mr MC&W and I are still trying to watch what we are eating in terms of a bit of calorie counting and generally being more aware of the food we eat, but with out going mad.

We have a few new meals for the boys this week but they have been doing very well on new food and I am feeling we need to change things up a bit or it gets rather dull.

Saturday - From the Hairy Bikers diet book we are having sweet and sour chicken. I will try the boys on this!!!! But a simpler version.

Sunday - Jamie Oliver's healthy eating cookbook we are having a lentil Bolognese style dish. The boys will have roast chicken.

Monday - Spaghetti with a tomato sauce with ham and green beans. Most families would have the ham in the sauce my children hate it so its ham on the side

Tuesday - Mini tarts with salad

mini-cheese-and-tomato-tartlets

Wednesday - Jacket potatoes with Tuna Mayo

Thursday - Mozzarella pearls, tomato and lettuce salad with ciabatta croutons

Friday - Sweet and Sticky Noodles from BBC Good Food

Sweet and Sticky Noodles

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