Now that the long days are here, it’s the perfect to spend more time outdoors, walking, gardening and just enjoying life. My time in the kitchen will be limited and that’s why Mexican food fits the bill. Deliciously spicy and fresh food that all the family love, made quickly. Make sure you have the right ingredients ready for the week ahead and get your fix of Vitamin D in the great outdoors.
This week’s family meal planner includes spicy lamb mince tacos, shredded chicken quesadillas, spicy bean burritos, huevos rancheros, avocado, prawn and lime juice salad. The approximate cost is just £29.80 for a family of four! (price correct at time of publication – supermarket prices and offers may vary – exclusive of some store cupboard staples). Links in our recipes will show you where to get the best deal.
Spicy lamb mince tacos with spicy potato wedges and minty yoghurt salad dressing: Tasty lamb mince (use beef if you prefer) and cumin spice served in corn tacos, make this midweek meal a family favourite. I call this finger food for hungry people. Serve with a large salad. Approx price: £8.74 or £2.18 per portion.
Shredded chicken quesadillas with lime salsa and guacamole: If you haven’t poached and shredded a chicken fillet before, try this recipe. Be amazed how far 2-3 chicken fillets will go. Frugal cooking at its best. Approx price: £8.61 or £2.15 per portion.
Spicy bean burritos: This meatless dish of spicy beans served in a wrap, and topped with cheese is a filling, nutritious and really very quick and easy to make. Try it and see for yourself. Approx price: £3.29 or 82p per portion.
Huevos rancheros with baby potatoes: Translated into English as “ranch eggs”, this recipe originated as a culinary marriage between the Spanish Conquistadors and the Native Americans. It makes for a very easy, filling, and delicious breakfast or supper dish. Approx price: £2.11 or 52p per portion.
Avoacado, prawn and lime juice salad with vegetable rice: Perfect for lunch or dinner. Ripe avocados provide us with 20 essential nutrients. With no sodium or cholesterol and very low in saturated fat it is indeed a super food. Approx price: £7.05 or £1.76 per portion.
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Sian is a home economist with over 25 years’ experience as a secondary school teacher and now running her own private cookery school with a focus on meal planning. After years of seeing people struggling to provide healthy meals everyday for their families, she created her own meal planning system at Siansplan.com.
All the meals included in our weekly family meal planners are child friendly and provide nutrients from each of the food groups (proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals).
Every week, Sian from Siansplan.com puts together five quick and easy recipes for our week’s family meal planner. You can choose to make them on whichever day of the week suits you best. She also puts together a shopping list that you can download for free and print out to take with you to the supermarket.
There is plenty of variety throughout the week, and each recipe is specially designed with a family and busy lifestyle in mind. None of the meals with take you long to prepare, and they will be ready for hungry tums to enjoy in no-time. Quite simply a yummy family meal planner that includes quick and easy recipes so you can plan ahead, use leftovers, get the nutrients you need and save money in the process.