7 Delicious Recipes for your Weekly Meal Planner
There are many reasons why meal planners are a must in every household, even beyond the age-old question of: “What’s for dinner?“
Meal planning can help you plan your weekly shopping trips, make varied and interesting meals throughout the week and cook more balanced meals. Instead of throwing out items that weren’t made use of at the end of the week, meal planning will help save time, money and promote healthier eating habits in your home by organising your meals to suit the time and flexibility you have each day!
Our Meal Planner Tear Away Pad is the perfect addition to every busy home, with 50 A4 sheets with spaces to plan 3 meals a day, every day of the week. You can even add to your shopping lista and make a note of what’s in your freezer as you plan your meals ahead!
Now, it’s time to fill the first week of your planner with some of our favourite recipes!
Meatless Monday: Veggie Burgers
The first day of the week can be a tough one for the entire household, but there’s nothing quite like a delicious burger recipe to cheer everyone up for the week ahead! Jamie Oliver has a delicious, simple recipe that takes just 30 minutes and will satisfy everyone. Discover Jamie’s homemade veggie burger recipe and share it with your family!
Tuesday: Classic Sausage Bake
Another one of Jamie’s deliciously heartwarming dishes, a comforting sausage bake recipe is a simple meal you’ll be able to tweak to all tastes. You’ll include tomatoes, white beans and whatever sausage you choose. Easily swap in a variety of ingredients to make this recipe your own.
Wednesday: Potato & Leek Soup
Potato and leek soup may be one of Britain’s most iconic (yet underrated) comfort dishes, and The Guardian has a brilliant, step-by-step masterclass on creating the perfect one. This potato and leek soup recipe includes steps on making this dish fully vegan, and you could even pair it with a store-bought loaf of bread, or even try this super-simple bread recipe if you’re feeling adventurous!
Thursday: Chickpea Curry Night
There’s nothing like a flavourful curry dish to warm you on a Thursday evening. This sweet potato and chickpea curry recipe is the perfect balance between spicy and sweet, perfect with naan bread or tray of poppadoms. At just under an hours prep time, this is the perfect mid-week meal! It’s also great if you’ve planned a family dinner or meet-up with friends, this flavourful dish is certain to please almost everyone.
Friday: Honey Garlic Salmon
No weekly meal plan would be complete without a classic fish dish. Try Cafe Delites honey and garlic salmon recipe for a tasty dish with both sweet and savoury flavours. Pair with simple steamed vegetables, a green salad or bowl of rice. Planning your weekly date night meal with your partner? This could be your meal of choice!
Saturday: Brunch Treat
Saturday mornings were made for a bit of relaxing and a delicious recipe for something sweet: fluffy American pancakes! Great British Chefs has an easy and absolutely delicious method to enjoy as a weekend treat, complete with pecan nuts and maple syrup.
Sunday: Roast Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary
A Sunday lunch is the perfect time to enjoy a classic meal, and BBC Good Food’s roast chicken recipe with classic flavours of lemon and rosemary serves 4 and can be prepared in just an hour and a half. This dish makes for the perfect relaxed mealtime to reconnect with your family and recharge before the start of the week.
Perfect Planner Co is created for parents, by parents. We know how important it is to stay organised while trying to balance work and home life; careers and effective parenting.
Sometimes the last thing on your mind will be providing healthy meals for your family, and we make it easier with our Meal Planner Tear Away Pad suitable for planning 3 meals a day, for a whole week! You can look forward to being better prepared for your grocery shop and have better insight into your family’s nutrition!