My Family Meal Planner – Time Saving Meals


One common theme when we ask people about meal planning was that everybody wanted to cook healthy but hated having to cook everyday! But what if we didn’t have to cook everyday…wouldn’t that be nice. Well with this weeks meal plan you won’t have to.

This week’s family meal planner includes 2 for 1 spaghetti bolognese and lasagne, Mexican chilli bean soup, caesar wrap with brie and rocket and quick tomato and chickpea soup, and Fishman’s pie.  The approximate cost is just £23.61 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.

spaghetti bolognese2 for 1 – spaghetti bolognese (and lasagne) with steamed broccoli. This is a clever cooking day. Make enough bolognese sauce to make two meals. Spaghetti bolognese one day and lasagne the next. Approx price: £6.39 for this two for one recipe around 79p per portion.

lasagneLasagne with coleslaw:  Very little to prepare tonight, just the coleslaw. If you’re not keen on mayonnaise, bind with an oil and vinegar dressing if you prefer. Approx price: £6.39 for this two for one recipe around 79p per portion.

mexican chilli bean soupMexican chilli bean soup: Avoid the weary Wednesday syndrome by making this quick, easy, filling and delicious supper. Serve with wholesome slice of warm bread and low fat spread instead of tortillas if you prefer. Serve leftovers for lunch next day. Approx price: £5 or 83p per portion.

caesar-wrap1Caesar wrap with brie and rocket and quick tomato and chickpea soup: This is a casual meal with good wholesome food. If you’re into the Real Family Food Challenge, swap the white wrap for a whole grain. Approx price: £3.05 or 79p per portion.

fishermans pieFisherman’s Pie with steamed carrots and steamed frozen peas: Our Friday fish dish this week is a comforting fisherman’s pie. Feel free to make your choice of fish for the pie. Approx price: £9.17 or £2.29 per portion.

meal planner stress freeAll 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.