To celebrate the start of British Summer Time the meal plan this week is going to consist of simple but delicious salads. Eating freshly prepared salads is a really healthy eating habit to get into now that the weather is (hopefully) improving. It is also a super quick way of serving a variety of colours and textures. For hungrier members of the family serve pasta, rice, couscous or baby potatoes with meals.
This week’s family meal planner includes Asian sticky chicken and sesame strips with cranberry salad, crispy beef wraps, Greek salad with pitta and hummus, tomato pasta and cheese melt, lemon zesty fish fillets. The approximate cost is just £26.39 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.
Asian Sticky Chicken, Sesame Strips & Cranberry Salad
Asian sticky chicken and sesame strips and cranberry salad: A refreshing combination of ingredients that provide a powerful punch for general wellness, good skin and extra energy. The chicken provides excellent levels of anti-oxidants, minerals such as phosphorus, vitamins and protein. Approx price: £6.05 or £1.51 per portion.
Crispy Beef Wrap
Crispy beef wrap served with side salad: You could use sirloin steak for this recipe and if cut into small pieces, a little will go a long way. Alternatively use leftover cooked beef from your roast dinner. The cayenne pepper adds that extra spice but if you don’t fancy spicy food, use paprika pepper. Approx price: £9 or £2.25 per portion.
Fresh Greek Salad
Greek salad with pitta bread and hummus: This typical Mediterranean dish is not only delicious and refreshing it also has huge health benefits. Hummus is so easy to make and shop bought hummus is nowhere near as tasty as homemade, so get your blender out and make your own. To keep the calories low in the hummus replace the olive oil with natural yoghurt. Approx price: £4.39 or £1.09 per portion.
Tomato, Pasta & Cheese Melt
Tomato, pasta and cheese melt with leftover salad: A favourite meat-free recipe and so easy to make. Delicious homemade tomato sauce is mixed with the hot pasta, covered in any grated cheese and placed in the oven or under the grill to melt. Serve with leftover salad ingredients or vegetables you may have. Approx price: £1.25 or 31p per portion.
Zesty Lemon Fish Fillets
Lemon zesty fish fillets with garbanzo (chickpea) and cucumber salad: Suitable fish for this dish include, haddock, sea bass, halibut, cod or plaice served with this quick and easy garbanzo salad makes an extremely filling and an extremely good dish for every member of the family. Approx price: £5.71 or £1.42 per portion.
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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).
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.