Recovering from a bank holiday weekend is never easy. To help you get back into the swing of things come Monday morning, we’ve created a handy meal plan, filled with speedy midweek dinners and low-cost, family-friendly recipes.

MONDAY: Quick goat’s cheese and mushroom risotto

This quick and easy recipe takes just 15 minutes to make from start to finish — ideal for busy Mondays or lazy evenings.

TUESDAY: Beef and spinach burritos

Rich in fibre and packed with protein, these tasty burritos are sure to keep you full and satisfied. Don’t forget to be creative with the toppings — sour cream, guacamole and a squeeze of lime are some of our faves!

WEDNESDAY: Smoked haddock and cauliflower chowder

It’s creamy, wholesome and oh-so-comforting! This fish chowder makes the most of in-season leeks and is just what we need to get over that midweek slump.

THURSDAY: Aubergine katsu

Mostly made from storecupboard staple ingredients, this veggie-friendly katsu curry is a midweek saviour and is sure to keep the cravings at bay whenever you’re tempted to reach for those beloved takeaway menus.

FRIDAY: Slow cooker beef stroganoff

Slow things down next Friday night, by treating yourself and the fam to this delectable beef stroganoff. Beautifully flavoured with Dijon mustard, cinnamon and a splash of brandy, this creamy, meaty dish is a family favourite.

SATURDAY: Pesto pasta

Beat the weekend rush by whipping up this three-ingredient pesto pasta. After all, food doesn’t need to be complicated to be utterly delicious!

SUNDAY: Buttermilk marinated roast chicken

Bring the whole family together next Sunday for a hearty roast chicken dinner. The brilliance behind this fuss-free recipe is that the majority of the work is done the night before, leaving you extra time to enjoy your leisurely Sunday afternoon.

SWEET TREAT: Nutty chocolate clusters

Milk chocolate, crunchy peanut butter and Crunchy Nut cornflakes. That’s all you’ll need to create these tasty bites. Store in an airtight container and enjoy all week long as a midmorning snack or after-dinner treat!


Hungry for more? Check out our full collection of family-friendly recipes, here.