My Family Meal Planner – Wholesome Healthy Variety


There is so much conflicting nutritional news in the papers recently. Apparently at middle age we shouldn’t eat too much red meat or cheese. And sugar in the diet is contributing to bad cholesterol as well as saturated fat.

Labels on low-fat products show far too many have sugar added to make them taste better such as natural, Greek and fruit yoghurts.

There’s only one way to feed a family – fresh cooked wholesome meals and variety, variety. That way you have a better chance of hitting everyone’s nutritional needs. Enjoy your meal plan this week.

This week’s family meal planner includes chilli con carne, sweet chilli stir fry, easy tomato and bean soup, tuna pasta bake and carbonara. The approximate cost is just £21.07 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.

chilliconcarne meal planChilli con carne and rice I love that this has both vegetable protein and meat protein, not only does it add excellent nutritional value but adds depth of flavour and texture. Serve with veg of your choice.

Approx price: £4.89 or £1.22 per portion.

chicken broccoli stir fryChicken, broccoli and sweet chilli stir fry: This is a very quick meal and everyone loves it in the family. Make sure to cut the chicken and broccoli into small bite pieces as they take the longest to cook.

Approx price: £5 or £1.25 per portion.

easy tomato and bean-soupEasy tomato and bean soup with Caesar wrap with brie and rocket: A good hearty casual evening meal. You can double the soup recipe for lunch the next day.

Approx price: £4.18 or £1.05 per portion.

tunapastabake meal planTuna pasta bake: Most children eat tuna and this very quick dish will fill them with plenty of goodness. Add extra frozen or fresh cooked vegetables into the bake or as a side.

Approx price: £4.22 or £1.05 per portion.

carbonaraCarbonara: Try and get your 5-a-day throughout the day today as this carbonara is much better served just as the recipes instructs. This is real carbonara not the cheat’s way with cream.

Approx price: £2.78 or 69p per portion.

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).

More family meal planners

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.