With winter on the way, we’re all about those fuss-free, warming dishes that take mere minutes to pull together. That’s why, this week, we’re sharing some of our go-to midweek dinners that we find ourselves turning to time and time again during these chillier, darker evenings.

MONDAY: Coconut and spinach dhal

Not only is this soothing, mildly spiced dhal a great vegan dinner option, but leftovers make a fantastic healthy lunch during the cold winter months.

TUESDAY: Teriyaki salmon

Teriyaki_Salmon_easy foodThis low-fat dish takes just 30 minutes to whip up, from start to finish, making it the perfect meal when time is of the essence. 

WEDNESDAY: Pork schnitzels with colcannon

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Colcannon is an easy way to sneak vegetables into your diet. It’s loaded with leeks and kale — two hearty vegetables that are in season now.

THURSDAY: Creamy Tuscan chicken

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This creamy chicken dish pairs beautifully with fluffy mashed potatoes, tagliatelle, or even boiled rice. Make your Thursday flavour-packed!

FRIDAY: Creamy leek and kale lasagne

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For a lighter version of this veggie-friendly dish, use all ricotta and omit the mascarpone; for a richer, creamier lasagne, do the opposite!

SATURDAY: Chicken, bacon and spinach fettuccine alfredo

Nothing beats a nice big bowl of pasta on a cosy Saturday night. This foolproof dish is comfort food at its finest. Make sure to top it with plenty of freshly grated Parmesan and some ground black pepper.

SUNDAY: Chicken in Thai peanut sauce

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This low-carb, high-protein chicken dish is bursting with flavour thanks to the grated ginger, crushed garlic cloves, freshly squeezed limes, soy sauce and creamy peanut butter.

DESSERT: Individual plum and blackberry crumbles

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If you’re looking for ways of using up the mountain of blackberries taking up space in your freezer after this autumn’s harvest, then these individual plum and blackberry crumbles are just what you need!

SWEET TREAT: Ginger biscuits

These spiced biscuits are the perfect midday pick-me-up and are mostly made from store cupboard staple ingredients. Pour yourself a steaming cup of tea or coffee and tuck into a couple of these morish cookies.

Looking for more midweek dinner inspo? Check out our full collection of 30-minute meals, here.