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Weeknight meal planner – February

Weeknight meal planner – February

Here’s everything you need for four nights of delicious, nutritionist-approved meals for two, for under $84. Just grab your shopping list and get dinner done.

Step 1

Check your pantry is stocked with the essentials.

Pantry staples

  • black pepper
  • brown rice
  • chilli flakes
  • Dijon mustard
  • ground cumin
  • light mayonnaise
  • oil spray
  • peanut butter
  • reduced-salt soy sauce
  • salt
  • sesame oil
  • smoked paprika
  • sweet chilli sauce

Step 2

Hit the supermarket, here’s your shopping list.

Dairy

  • low-fat plain yoghurt
  • feta

Bottled, canned, packaged

  • almonds or peanuts (optional)
  • pomegranate molasses
  • tempeh
  • firm tofu

Meat, poultry

  • 400g boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 250g lamb leg steaks

Produce

  • 3 apricots
  • 150g asparagus or green beans
  • 300g baby potatoes
  • 1 bag spinach or rocket
  • butternut squash
  • carrot
  • 2 punnets cherry tomatoes
  • 1 courgette
  • 2 small (or 1 large) eggplant
  • fresh ginger
  • fresh mint
  • fresh (or ground) turmeric
  • garlic
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 2 lemons
  • 270g mushrooms
  • 2 red capsicums
  • red chilli
  • spring onions

Step 3

Let’s cook! Get started making tasty, healthy dinners for two.

Monday: Stuffed eggplant with roasted tomatoes

Tuesday: Barbecued butternut and lamb salad

Wednesday: Grilled chicken with creamy potato salad and fresh apricot salsa

Thursday: Vege stir-fry with ginger and spicy peanut sauce




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