Wouldn’t it be lovely if eating out every day for all three meals was a) not expensive and b) didn’t mean 1,000,000 calories?
I decided to see if I could create a meal plan from different local and chain restaurants (btw: I am from Worcester, United Kingdom).
My biggest aim from this is to show that you can create some of your restaurant favourites without piling on the pounds or breaking the bank. You can always make the meal plan cheaper with alternative substitutes.
The biggest piece of advice I can offer to keep costs down is
~ buy reduced meat whenever you can get your hands on it, it keeps the costs down and can last, on average, 3 months in the freezer even when purchased on its expiry date ~
So anyway, keep scrolling to see which restaurants inspired this weeks fakeaway meal plan.
Breakfast: Breakfast wrap ~ McDonald’s
Lunch: Cobb Salad (aka Chicken Caesar salad) ~ Wildwood
Dinner: Carbonara and garlic bread with caramelised balsamic onions ~ Zizzi’s
Tomato and mozarella croissant ~ Pret a manger
Fish finger wrap ~ O’Neills pub
Tapas ~ The Olive Branch
Fruit salad ~ Cote Brassiere
Ham and cheese toastie ~ Boston Tea Party
Mac and cheese ~ Hickory’s Steakhouse
Eggy crumpets ~ Waylands Yard
Veg and halloumi skillet ~ Friar Street Kitchen
Nue pad namman hoi with rice ~ Thai on 7evern
Toast ~ Bills
Ham salad ~ Subway
Soft shell tacos ~ Chesters
Shakshuka ~ Cosy club
Omelette ~ Cafe Rouge
Philly cheese burger ~ Hanbao
Beans on toast ~ Wetherspoons
Veggie chicken burger ~ Be The Change
Steak meal ~ Miller and Carter