Spiced Carrot & Lentil Soup

A slight change to the soup on the meal plan for this week, but we still had all of the ingredients in for it so it wasn't a problem. 

The smell of this cooking was really good, the spices really came through and made the kitchen smell wonderful! To make it even better, it's low in calories and fat. I also didn't feel as though I was eating too little as the soup was pretty thick.

I just loved the flavour of the dish and it was pretty speedy to make, the leftovers will be taken for lunch the next day too. 

It's so simple and quick to make, as well as being low in fat and calories, but really full of flavour. I think this is definitely one the list to make again.

You can find the recipe on the BBC Good Food website here.


Meal Plan 12/01/14 - 18/01/14

We'll be having a roast beef dinner this week for a change, which I'm looking for and also I do like the leftovers it gives. One of the best parts for me is the roast beef pie, which the other half really likes as well! 

Meal Plan

Roast Beef, Beans, Parsnips, Carrots, Roast Potatoes

Red Lentil, Chickpea and Chilli Soup

Roast Beef Pie

Gratin of Carrots & Root Vegetables

Leftover Beef  and Green Lentil Cottage Pie

Pork Mince Chilli with Cheesy Nachos

Tuna & Sweetcorn Jacket Potatoes

Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Eggs, Porridge
Lunch: Ham Sandwiches, Leftovers
Snacks: Bananas, Citrus Fruit, Yoghurts
Leftovers:  Chickpeas, Chopped Tomatoes, Red Lentils, Butter, Flour, Frozen Beans, Beef, Porridge Oats, Eggs

Shopping List ( I shopped at Sainsbury's this week on 11/01/14)

Milk £1.39
Bananas* 5 £0.56
Easy Peeler Box £2.50
Activia Yoghurts 8 £1.50
Active Health Yoghurt Drinks x 6 £1.50
Bread £0.80
Gluten Free Bread £2.00
Red Onion £0.16
Vegetable Stock Cubes (Sainsbury 10) £0.90
Coriander £0.80
FrozenMixed Vegetables £0.75
Parsnips Basics 750 g £0.90
Carrots 1.5 kg £0.89
White Potatoes 2.5 kg £2.09
Garlic £0.35
Rosemary £0.80
Light Elmlea Double  Cream £0.85
Honey |Roast Ham (16 slices) £3.00
Pork Mince 750 g £3.00
Kidney Beans * 2 £0.54
Tortilla Chips £0.50
Abbey Mature Cheese 400 g £2.00
Basics Crunchy Peanut Butter £0.62
Tomato Ketchup £1.00
Weetos £2.69
Onions * 2 £0.31
Celery £1.00

Total £33.40