A Week Of Quick And Healthy Dinners The Whole Family Can Enjoy
As a parent there is an ongoing pressure to provide your children with healthy, cooked meals. Coming up with a varied menu every week can be time-consuming, so the best family-friendly recipes are simple, yet delicious. Here's 7 of our favourite:
1. Family favourites
Jamie Oliver's tried-and tested recipes are sure fire wins and will have your family asking for seconds. Classic dishes include Easy Family Lasagne and Fish Pie filled with Omega-3 boosting salmon, haddock & prawns, topped with mash.
2. Nutritious lunches
Going sandwich-free can be a welcome change and parenting network Netmums have got quick and nutritious recipes down to a tee. Their thick and creamy avocado pasta takes just 5 minutes to prepare and only 10 minutes to make. With nutrient-dense avocado - which includes potassium, vitamin B6 and folic acid - this dish counts towards one of your 5-A-Day.
3. Vegetarian alternatives
Meat-free recipes can give your plate an instant burst of colour and flavour by using a selection of vegetables. Try stuffed red peppers filled with crumbly feta, whole-wheat couscous and pine nuts. Not only are they a good source of Vitamin C, but they can be made ahead of time and frozen.
4. Fish and chips
Cutting back on takeaways could save you up to £800 a year and inches off your waist. So, treat the whole family to a British classic with a healthy twist from home. Swap greasy chips with homemade sweet potato, pepper and courgette ones and serve with crispy cod goujons with vegetable tempura.
5. Meal combinations
NHS Smart Recipes is ideal for families on a budget. Try their easy-to-cook Beef Curry which is a good source of protein and carbs that's also low in salt and fat.
Deemed the most important meal of the day, breakfast can kick start your metabolism. As with lunch and dinner, breakfast can be made in advance. For example, the BBC's three-grain porridge will keep for six months! Ingredients include oatmeal, spelt flakes and barley flakes which play an important role in a healthy diet.
To get the most from your five portions, eat a wide variety of fruit and vegetables. Parends and children can experiment with smoothies to find one that the whole family can enjoy. Asda's Funny Bunny shakes are so simple and contain 2 medium carrots, 1 banana, 600 ml orange juice and, at 14p per 136ml serving you can't go wrong on price.
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