Mexican for dinner every day this week? Your family might look at you like you’re a bit mad. However they’ll soon agree each meal was not only delicious, varied and handy to make but very good value too.
This week’s family meal planner includes Mexican mince, chicken stew and chilli bean soup, chunky fish with homemade tomato relish and pea and onion frittata. The approximate cost is just £24.53 for a family of four! (price correct at time of publication – supermarket prices and offers may vary). Links in our recipes will show you where to get the best deal.
Mexican mince: This dish goes further with the addition of baked beans. Serve with cabbage and grated carrot. Approx price: £5.00 or £1.25 per portion.
Mexican chicken stew: Spice it up a bit with this delicious Mexican chicken stew – a flavoursome chicken dish the family will love! Approx price: £8.33 or £2.08 per portion.
Mexican chilli bean soup: A meatless recipe that is a great hit with the whole family. Made using kidney beans, chickpeas and butter beans. Approx price: £5 or 83p per portion.
Chunky fish with homemade tomato relish: Taste this delicious and simple fish recipe served with baby potatoes and tomato relish. Approx price: £4.68 or £1.17 per portion.
Pea and onion frittata: This quick meal can be made from store cupboard essentials and leftover potatoes, which can be cubed, pan-fried and added to the frittata. Great with salad, to add some extra vitamins and minerals, fibre and texture. Serve with Garbanzo (chickpea) and cucumber salad. Approx price: £1.53 or 38p 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.