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Meal Plan #21

Meal planning takes out the guesswork. It’s like crafting your very own “dinner box” but it’s much cheaper and made with your family’s favourite ingredients. A lot of this weeks meals use the same vegetables, but they are completely transformed depending on what they are served with. We have a busy week ahead so quick and easy meals like these chicken gyros are important!

Chicken Teriyaki Bowl Recipe

Chicken Teriyaki Bowl

Like many of us, I used to buy teriyaki marinade. The individual ingredients to make my own were too expensive, difficult to find at the shops, or I didn’t think I had time… I was wrong. Not only is this super easy and quick to get out on the dinner table, but it’s also better value! The taste is authentic and better than any store-bought marinade I’ve tried… Plus, you get the satisfaction of knowing exactly what is in yours! I love teriyaki served up in a bowl just like this. Try the recipe with beef or tofu – Equally delicious!

Homemade Fish and Chips Recipe

Homemade Fish and Chips

I love classic homemade fish and chips with tartare sauce. I bake the chips in the oven and make a large batch of crumbed fish to freeze for later. This way, I know exactly what’s in my meal, unlike store-bought frozen fish portions with added ingredients. The recipe includes instructions for both shallow frying and baking the fish, as well as tips for baking fish from frozen. It’s simple, wholesome cooking at its best.

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

It’s time to elevate the humble pumpkin soup! With its deep, toasty flavour, this roasted pumpkin soup is a must-try. Best of all, the recipe requires minimal chopping and preparation. It only takes ten minutes to prepare this delicious, warm and comforting meal. Then leave the oven to work its magic. I like to top it with a dollop of sour cream, finely chopped chives, chilli flakes and crusty sourdough bread on the side. 

Slow Cooker Beef Pie Recipe

Slow Cooker Beef Pie

Is there anything more comforting than a delicious and warm pie? This is the ultimate comfort food with fall-apart tender beef in a rich gravy and a golden, crunchy puff pastry crown. The best part is that throwing the ingredients together is super quick, and easy to let the slow cooker work its magic. This is a real crowd-pleaser! 

Baked Miso Salmon Recipe

Baked Miso Salmon

Miso is the ultimate umami flavour sensation and is so easy to cook with at home. Miso paste is available at most major supermarkets and mixed with a few simple ingredients like tamari, sugar and vinegar, it makes the most incredible marinade. This is Baked Miso Salmon with maximum flavour and minimal effort. I regularly make this meal midweek because it’s as simple as mixing a few pantry staples together and popping the tray in the oven.

Freezer Friendly Chicken Schnitzel Recipe

Freezer Friendly Chicken Schnitzel

Freezer friendly, homemade chicken schnitzel perfect for those nights where you just need to get dinner on the table fast! This is a super simple recipe which includes how to prepare chicken breast, how to crumb chicken schnitzel without the mess, how to cook chicken schnitzel and how to store chicken schnitzel in the freezer. I know the freezer section in the supermarket aisle can be tempting, but not only will you have the satisfaction of making your own chicken schnitzels (and knowing exactly what is in them!), but I promise these will taste so much better too!

Chicken Gyros Recipe

Chicken Gyros

My homemade chicken gyros recipe is a delicious twist on the classic Greek street food. Tender, marinated chicken, cooked perfectly and served on warm pita bread. Top with your favourite fresh veggies and tangy tzatziki sauce. It’s a flavour-packed meal that’s easy to make and customisable to suit your family’s tastes. The best part is that it comes together in less than 15 minutes. Whether hosting a dinner party or just looking for a tasty meal on a busy weeknight, this chicken gyros recipe will quickly become your go-to!

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