My Family Meal Planner For Busy Parents


If you’re having a busy week these recipes will suit you perfectly as they’re quick and easy to prepare. Frozen vegetables feature a lot and cooking double the amount of mash with the Sunday lunch will be a great help.

This week’s family meal planner includes Shepherd’s pie, Mexican chilli bean soup, tomato, pasta and cheese melt, chicken korma curry, salmon and spinach mornay. The approximate cost is just £22.36 for a family of four! (price correct at time of publication – supermarket prices and offers may vary – exclusive of store cupboard staples). Links in our recipes will show you where to get the best deal.

  • Shepherds pieShepherd’s pie: You can even use leftover mash to save money on this dish. Try using individual pie dishes, that way if the family come in at different times, all you need to do is reheat in the microwave. Approx price: £5.18 or just £1.30 per portion.

    mexican chilli bean soupMexican chilli bean soup: Thinking of the busy week ahead, this is a delicious lazy, healthy recipe. Pop in an extra tin of beans for lunch. Approx price: £5 in total or 83p per portion.

    tomato pasta and cheese meltTomato, pasta and cheese melt: A quick store cupboard meal, which can be packed with frozen vegetables and plenty of cheese. Children love the simplicity of this meal. Approx price: £1.25 or 31p per portion.

    korma curryChicken korma curry:  A mild curry that’s quick and easy to prepare and guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face. Approx price: £5.56 or £1.39 per portion.

    salmonspinach meal planSalmon and spinach mornay: Try this quick dish that requires little preparation. Serve with pea and onion puree and baby potatoes. Approx price: £5.37 or £1.34p 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).

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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 will 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.