Fresh is best and often cheaper – My Family Meal Plan

You won’t find processed food in your family meals this week if you follow my family meal plan. Even the tomato sauce is homemade and you pay for real whole fish coated in fresh breadcrumbs not mashed up from any number of fishes. Why not join the growing club of meal planners who are reclaiming control of their kitchens and loving every minute.

Monday – Bolognese, Spinach and Pasta

This is a good stable meal with all the right ingredients to provide a wholesome meal. A yoghurt or custard and fruit dessert would make the meal perfect.

Tuesday – Turkey, Bean & vegetable stew

Don’t keep turkey just for Christmas.

Wednesday – Chicken Fajita Wraps

A quick and easy meal, loved by every member in my family and I’m sure in yours. Always let the children get involved, whether its coating the fish or filling their own wrap. There’s a job for everyone.

Thursday – Breaded Fillet Fish Fingers with Champ, fresh or frozen vegetable of your choice and Homemade Tomato Sauce

Homemade fish fingers are a whole lot nicer than bought, start the children right with fresh fish. Serve with your own homemade tomato sauce and champ, a potato dish spiked with finely diced spring onions. To balance the meal, don’t forget the veggies.

Friday – Spicy Veggie Burger with Salad – Dip In Dip Out

Handy little start to the weekend. These spicy veggie burgers are wholesome and filling. I sometimes add a little mince beef if I feel we need a little more energy in our systems.

Shopping List

Baked Products

Store Cupboard
100 g Bread Crumbs
200 g Basmati Rice
4 Bread Rolls
225 g Butter
4 Tortilla Wraps100 g Cheese
175 g Self Raising Flour
140 g Sugar
400 g Mince Beef50 g Plain flour
2 tblsp Cornflour
600 mls Low fat milk
100 mls Sour Cream

6 tblsp Olive oil
50 g Parmesan Cheese1 tblsp Vegetable oil
2 cans Chopped tomatoes
1 can Coconut milk
400 g White Fish
3 Chicken stock cubes
4 Vegetable stock cubes
4 Egg
1 can Cannellini Beans
6 Onion
1 can Kidney Beans
4 tsp Parsley
2 tsp Rosemary (dried)
1 Cinnamon stick
3 Chicken fillets
5 tblsp Thyme (dried)
150 g Turkey Steaks
2 tsp Mixed Spice
½ tsp Nutmeg (ground)
2 tsp Rosemary
100 mls Salsa
2 tblsp Tomato puree
1 tsp tamarind sauce (Optional)
3 tblsp Brandy (optional)
1 pack Carrots
1 pack Cherry tomatoes
½ Cucumber
1 pack Frozen peas
1 Green pepper
1 Lettuce
2.5 kg Potatoes
1 tsp Red chili pepper
1 Red onion
2 ½ Red pepper
½ pack Spinach
1pack Spring onions
1 Sweet potato
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About the Author


Sian Breslin is a qualified home economist, Mum of 3 boys and teacher for over 25 years. She is founder of Sian's Plan and believes that healthy eating can be made convenient with a little organisation.
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