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Five meals from 10 ingredients

With just one quick trip to the supermarket, you’ll be able to treat your family to these healthy dinners from Monday to Friday.

Knowing there are five planned dinners in the trolley at checkout will put a spring in the step of most busy home cooks. Our five-night cooking plan uses just 10 ingredients to make five easy recipes.

Your week’s shopping list

  • 900g chicken breast fillets
  • 600g lean lamb leg steaks
  • 500g firm white fish fillets (such as ling or hoki)
  • 10 courgettes (8 medium, 2 large)
  • 350g sugar snap peas,
  • snow peas or beans
  • 200g baby spinach leaves
  • 5 red capsicums (3 medium, 1 large)
  • 1kg kumara
  • 2 x 450g bags coleslaw mix
  • 90g feta

Check you have these pantry staples

  • wooden skewers
  • reduced-salt soy sauce
  • onions
  • red onions
  • garlic cloves
  • lemons
  • cumin
  • dried oregano
  • chilli flakes
  • wholemeal couscous
  • canned chickpeas
  • quinoa

Monday

You’ll need:

  • chicken breast fillets
  • baby spinach
  • courgettes
  • feta
  • sugar snap peas, snow peas or beans

To make Quinoa pilaf with grilled chicken, feta and lemon

Tuesday

You’ll need:

  • fish fillets
  • coleslaw mix
  • kumara

To make Kumara fish cakes with slaw

Wednesday

You’ll need:

  • red capsicums
  • baby spinach
  • courgettes
  • kumara
  • feta

To ​make Chickpea, roasted capsicum and kumara salad

Thursday

You’ll need:

  • lean lamb leg steaks
  • red capsicum
  • courgettes
  • sugar snap peas, snow peas or beans

To m​ake Spiced lamb with chickpea mash and courgette salad

Friday

You’ll need:

  • chicken breast fillets
  • red capsicums
  • coleslaw mix
  • courgettes

To make Courgette and lemon chicken skewers with shredded vegetable couscous

First published: Feb 2017



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