Monday, 14 May 2012

Weekly Meal Plan and Couscous to go !

Hubby – Weetabix, skimmed milk and Cranberry Juice
Me – Porridge and coffee

Hubby – Couscous Salad, 2 bananas, 2 apples
Me – Soup and granary bread

Monday – Left over Lasagne with salad and garlic bread
Tuesday – (from the freezer) Sausage and bean hot pot, veggies
Weds – (from the freezer) homemade soup and granary bread
Thurs – (from the freezer - sauce) Pasta Amatriciana
Fri –  (from the freezer) Veggie Curry, rice and naan bread
Sat – Homemade Pizza
Sun – Homemade plate meat pie and veggies

Couscous Salad

This is my own recipe, its vegetarian and has a distinct nod to India.  I don’t think it would suit everyones palette, it certainly doesn’t suit mine as I find it a bit too sweet, however hubby loves it.  Couscous is a really cheap, healthy lunch and a little different from the boring old butty J .  I make this each Sunday and make (usually) 5 portions – this week it was only 4 portions, as hubby has training on Thursday and lunch is provided.  So lets get on with the concoction

I pour in half a bag 250g of couscous in large bowl

Pour on boiling water, you can use measurements but I prefer Jamie Olivers top tip, pour on water quickly so there is about 1cm water on the top. 

It absorbs within minutes and I just fork through to fluff it all up and leave it until cold.

Add seasoning and slice one red onion and then add 2 teaspoons of garam masala spice, a good pinch of chilli flakes, two handfuls of sultanas and 3 tablespoons of mango chutney and again with your fork mix through

 and portion it out into individual plastic tuppaware (these are reused takeaway containers)

I then boil 5 eggs for exactly 6 minutes, I like my boiled eggs softly boiled. Once cool I quarter and position on top of the couscous. 

Put the lids on, pop in the fridge and e voila hubby just grabs and go each day with a healthy, tasty, homemade lunch which costs 48p per portion.

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant, I am going to make for my work lunches.