This week’s menu plan is crammed with cheap healthy meals that the whole family will love. Whip up our turkey burgers, slow cooker chili or green chili enchiladas. And why not finish off the meal with our delicious cheesecake bars. My meal plan was filled with cheap, healthy meals this week. It is the last week of the school term, and everybody is tired, so dinner has had to be simple. Easy pasta dishes, simple fish and vegetables, and an easy curry have filled out my menu.
Vegetables taste better as chips, and crispy sweet potato chips are definitely a winner in our house. Easy to make, these chips are a great side for pretty much everything. Total Time Investment: 30 Minutes I’ll let you in on a secret. Vegetables taste better as chips. Offer The Princess a mound of mashed sweet potato and she will gag. Disguise it as soup – same response. Cut it into chips and roast it. Not only will she eat the large pile put in front of her, but will demand more, hovering to pinch the extra crisp ones as they [Continue Reading]
This week’s menu plan is full of simple dinner ideas for the cooler temperatures. If you are in need of a little comfort try our lasagna pierogis and baked Italian meatballs, or whip up our beer brats. And why not use up the last of the summer peaches in our delicious dessert. My meal plan went out the window this week. I had it all written, and had done all the shopping, then realised I had read my calendar wrong and I that I had not one but two events right on dinnertime this week. This necessitated a quick menu [Continue Reading]
This week’s menu plan is full of easy to make home cooked meals. Turkey meatball noodle bowls, roast chicken or slow cooker chili mac are all quick to prepare and are guaranteed crowd pleasers. And why not whip up our no-bake peanut protein bars for delicious snacks. Apparently The Princess is not fond of fish curry. Or maybe she was just hungry. Either way, I witnessed a spectacular meltdown this week when she discovered what was for tea. Gotta love teenagers – they are so entertaining sometimes. The fish curry was delicious though, and very easy to make in advance. [Continue Reading]
Love roast chicken but never have time to cook it? With my simple method for the best weeknight roast chicken, now you do. Just add some easy sides for a truly delicious midweek meal. Total Time Investment: 1 Hour 5 Minutes There is a very good reason that a roast meal is a favourite for many families. A roast takes minimal effort to prepare and, with a stint in a hot oven a boring tray of meat and vegetables turns into something truly special.
Stuck for some great meal ideas for kids? Try our easy pork stroganoff, honey mustard chicken or slow cooker root beer country ribs. And what child can pass up our simple lasagna cups? It’s the first day of spring!! Although I don’t think the weather got the memo – it’s bucketing down here. Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. The days are slightly longer, yet I can still snuggle up next to the heater at nighttime, and I can still cook whatever I want. Fresh spring produce is starting to appear at the markets too. Strawberries [Continue Reading]
A quick chicken zoodle skillet meal, stuffed vegetarian mushrooms or a nourishing lentil bowl are just some of the healthy food recipes on our summer meal plan this week. And why not stock the fridge with our chocolate chia pudding pots for a quick healthy snack. Every now and again I am reminded of the importance of having a spare meal or two in the freezer. Last weekend I left early in the morning, and did not arrive home until right on dinnertime. Thankfully I had a homemade lasagna in the freezer. I stuck the frozen dish in the oven, [Continue Reading]
Take advantage of the last of the warm weather with a menu packed with healthy dinners. Grilled teriyaki chicken and steak Marsala, peanut noodles and rainbow sushi. Then for dessert, how about frozen chocolate raspberry pie. Before I wrote my latest meal plan, I quizzed Mr Grumpy and The Princess as to whether there were any dishes they would like included. The Princess reeled off a string of meals she wanted to eat, so my winter menu plan this week is full of easy dishes that are guaranteed to please even the fussiest teenager.
These deliciously cheesy baked Italian meatballs are a snap to make, and perfect served over pasta for a quick and easy dinner. Total Time Investment: 30 minutes Is there anybody that does not like meatballs? If so, I have yet to find them. I consider any meal The Princess doesn’t turn her nose up at a win, and thankfully these easy baked Italian meatballs are very high on her list of acceptable dinners.