The kids are going back to school and the summer holidays are only weeks away. If it feels like time is flying by, you’re not alone! To help stay on top of things, and prepare next week’s budget-friendly grocery list, check out our handy meal plan, filled with fuss-free, family-friendly recipes.

MONDAY: Butternut squash tart

Simplify things this meat-free Monday, by whipping up this five-ingredient feast. This butternut squash tart would also make such a tasty lunch option if you’ve got extra left over.

TUESDAY: Chopped salad with harissa roasted chicken

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This recipe is perfect for prepping the night before – for maximum flavour, leave the chicken to marinade in the harissa paste overnight. Simply cover it and pop it in the fridge, ready to assemble whenever suits.

WEDNESDAY: Meatball chilli con carne

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Clearing out your pantry shelves and trying to make the most of those forgotten fridge ingredients? We’ve got you covered with this fuss-free recipe which is both incredibly comforting and freezer-friendly!

THURSDAY: Low fat honey garlic prawns

Calling for just a handful of ingredients and ready in minutes, this speedy dinner is a midweek saviour. Just what we need at the end of a long, gruelling Thursday.

FRIDAY: Butterbean stew

If you’re in the mood for something hearty and wholesome, to tuck into in front of the telly with your feet up, then this comforting, veggie-friendly stew is just what you need. Loaded with nutrients and fresh herbs for flavour, this nourishing recipe is definitely one to add into your regular rotation.

SATURDAY: Creamy chicken and sun-dried tomato pasta

Low in saturated fat and filled with protein, this creamy pasta dish is sure to keep the whole family sufficiently satisfied next Saturday night – they won’t even miss the weekly takeaway!

SUNDAY: Quick piri piri steak with smoky vegetables

Looking for a super simple, yet utterly decadent dinner to tantalise the taste buds next weekend? Then this speedy steak dinner is a must!

SWEET TREAT: Lemon and almond pudding

Lemon-lovers will adore this zesty bake. Gooey with a touch of zing, this warming pudding is full of flavour thanks to the lemon zest and toasted flaked almonds.

Hungry for more? Check out our full collection of one-pot meals, here.