11 May, 2017

4 Quick & Easy Mid-Week Family Meals

The summer holidays are fast approaching and while the idea of six weeks free from school runs, after school activities and ferrying Caitlin and Ieuan back and forth to their various engagements is appealing, I have to find fun activities to stop them crawling the walls and coax them away from their beloved iPads. The holidays also mean I need to whizz up extra lunches, which got me thinking – let’s find some quick and easy mid-week family meals that the kids can help prepare.

Vegetables sauteeing in a frying pan on a stove

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Children love getting dirty in the kitchen and gain a real sense of responsibility and pride when they tuck into their produce, plus it’s something we can do together. Check out our favourite fast but healthy meal ideas we’ll be creating over the holidays.

Mid-week family meals to prepare in no time

Homemade baked beans on toast

Baked beans are a British staple and homemade ones are so much more delicious than the tinned variety, as well as being simple to make. Toast a slice of your favourite freshly baked bread, cover with lashings of butter et voila. Lunch is served.

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Beefburgers in buns

Homemade beef burgers and chips

Everyone craves comfort food from time to time and burgers and chips are a real family favourite in our household.

Homemade burgers beat shop bought ones every time –they’re easy to make and can easily be frozen before cooking should you have any leftover mixture.

Team with some crispy sweet potato fries and serve with a fresh, green salad.

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Falafels and salad

Falafel wraps

Falafel make for really healthy and tasty fast food, packed with protein and lots of exciting flavours. Serve with soft tortilla bread and load up your homemade wraps with charred veggies, salsa and hummus.

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Macaroni cheese

Macaroni cheese is a super easy and budget-friendly meal, perfect for hungry teenagers and parents alike. Smooth and creamy, this is a big hit with the little ones too. Again, if you make too much, this dish can easily be frozen and reheated later in the week.

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What are your favourite mid-week family meals?  I’d love to know.

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