Monday – We’re here again! Another Monday and another week to unfold!
So let’s kick off with our picnic tea theme. What about making some cucumber and tomato kebabs with some egg muffins. If you make a batch of muffins today you’ll then have options for tasty brekkies and lunchboxes during the week too! You can include maybe a smoked salmon bagel with this as well depending on your kids appetite! Some plum and grapes cut up, with an energy ball for a sweeter treat? I quite often make the Deliciously Ella Energy balls which are so good! My daughter loves these!
Tuesday – Chicken drumsticks, courgette fritters and new potatoes. For the fritters: gently beat one egg, add some grated parmesan and season. Cut the courgette into discs around 1cm thick and then dip the courgette discs into the egg and then lightly fry until browned, then flip and cook the other side. Serve with some new potatoes or you could try sweet potato wedges?
Wednesday – Roast salmon with pesto and cherry tomatoes served with rice and broccoli. This is an easy mid week dinner for all the family. Just top the salmon with pesto, add some cherry tomatoes (optional), season, wrap in foil and pop in the oven for 20 mins or until cooked through. Serve with some wholegrain rice and steamed broccoli.
Thursday – Butternut squash lasagne. This is a much healthier and lighter meal. Just simply replace your usual lasagne sheets with these butternut squash sheets. So start with the mince beef, then the sheets, then the white sauce, then sprinkle with some cheddar and parmesan cheese and then repeat! Serve with some green beans.
Friday – Friday night pizza night!! Puff pastry pizza with squabbles and kale crisps. Roll out some ready made puff pastry and put your pizza base on, try tomato paste or pesto also works really well. Then top with your favourite toppings.These types of meals are a great way to get the kids involved as they can choose their toppings themselves and create their own masterpieces!
Crispy Kale – Simply put some Kale into a roasting tin, glug some olive oil over the top, add some salt and pop into the oven until it crisps. This will only take about 5 minutes. Make sure you keep watching as it does tend to catch quite quickly! These are really yummy, my daughter loves them which is great as they are so good for you and full of calcium!
These squabbles are butternut squash waffles! Simply roasted in the oven for around 25 minutes. If you can’t find these then potato wedges would do the trick or sweet potato.
Saturday – Taco’s! This is a great dish to get the whole family involved, it’s interactive and of course tasty!
Sunday – Roast chicken. This is probably my daughters favourite meal. Stuff the chicken with a lemon and then make a paste to baste onto and under the skin. Make the paste with olive oil, paprika, crushed garlic, mild chilli powder and some lemon zest. Serve with your favourite veggies, pasrnips always a hit in our household which i roast with some honey, sesame seeds and olive oil and some roast sweet potatoes too. Delicious! As it’s Sunday why not treat yourself to a pud too…A pancake filled with cinnamon bananas topped with ice-cream! Really easy. Make the batter in advance, i use 100g wholemeal flour, 2 eggs and 300ml of oat milk to make mine as my daughter is dairy intolerant and these work really well..Enjoy!
See you next week! xx