Healthy Family Dinner Plan – April F’night 1

Wondering what to cook next week? I’ve got it sorted with this healthy family dinner plan. All that’s left for you to do is write your shopping list & head to the shops.
The mini beef and zucchini burgers look like they’ll be a favorite with the kids, however, the meal I’m looking forward to is the Plantain pudding. It’s a Nigerian recipe that I haven’t eaten in over 10 years and I wasn’t pining for it till my friend in the UK sent me a picture on WhatsApp. Within 5 minutes of receiving the picture, I had bookmarked the website with the recipe, clipped it to Evernote, noted the ingredients in my shopping list and included the meal into this fortnights plan! I don’t have plantains so I’ll be looking out for ladyfinger bananas in the fruit market tomorrow! Yummo!!!  That said, I’ve already gone ahead and made the chicken pie. The minute I mentioned that I was planning to make it, the kids hassled me daily, till I couldn’t bear it anymore and just had to make it. It was a huge hit last night and I’m super glad that I stretched it into two large pies (one made in my brownie tin, haha) so I’ve got another batch frozen, waiting for next week.

What’s to love about what’s for dinner

  • Lots of fresh healthy vegetables & ingredients – nature’s guarantee to help you flourish
  • Protein packed fish with chickpeas
  • An absolutely delicious Nigerian pudding
  • Country Style Chicken Pie with crispy pastry (naughty but yum)

Menu Plan

I use one menu per fortnight as this allows me to shop and cook in bulk – this means I can serve leftovers most nights of the second week and we also schedule take-away pizza on one night and a light dinner (noodles, sandwiches or beans on toast) on another night. I find this helps me cope as a busy working mom with three kids as I take it easy the second week, put my feet up a bit and only shop for top-up on milk and fruit. I use the free time to garden, take the kids to the library, sleep in and play board games with the kids. 

Monday
Country Potatoes (134 cal)
by Laaloosh

Tuesday
Country Chicken Pie (724 cal – I stretched the recipe to make 2 pies so approx 362 cal)
by Notebook

Wednesday
Wrap with Coconut Infused Chicken, Chickpeas & Mixed Veg
by A Quest to Flourish Blog

Thursday
Korean Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wraps (This meal has a long cooking time)
by Half Baked Harvest

Friday
Mini Beef and Zucchini Burgers with Guacamole (517 cal)
by Taste Mag.

Saturday
Quick Fish with Chickpeas, Tomatoes, and Sage (307 cal)
by Skinny Ms

Sunday
Steamed Plantain or Banana Pudding (Ukpor Ogede)  I use ladyfingers instead of plantain
by Executive Mama Put

Happy Cooking & Eating

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