Meal Plan #31

TUESDAY

Mussels and Prawns in Couscous with Peas and Capsicum

WEDNESDAY

Pork Schnitzel, Broccoli, Cauliflower Puree

FRIDAY

Burgers, Corn, Tomato and Feta Salad

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

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FAQ

What are Meal Plans?

They are a weekly plan of what you'll eat each day, a week at a time. The ones listed here are all dinners that my family will be eating that week.

Am I supposed to follow it exactly?

Absolutely not! These are designed to be a guide or inspiration and meant to provide a balance of foods between various proteins and a vegetarian night or two. I have a few food intolerances, so I adjust my meal accordingly. Maybe no one in your family likes something listed—swap it for something they do. Maybe something isn’t in season or available where you are, swap away my friend.

What’s the thinking behind the meal plans—is it for weight loss or something else?

I’m not big on counting calories and fat grams or dieting for that matter. If you eat reasonable portions and eat very very little out of a package then you’ll stay at your optimal weight. For real. (Don’t tell the diet companies; they’d lose their clients!) It’s that simple. So the meals are designed to tick all the nutrient boxes … without them, our bodies don’t function properly and we end up with a myriad of issues, including weight gain.

What's up with Pizza Night?

That’s what my family does every Saturday night—we make pizza and watch a recorded Country Calendar or a movie. I add at least three vegetables, but as many as possible (always mushroom, a bit of spinach, olives and capsicum) but toppings vary and I leave it to you. Sometimes the bases are homemade, sometimes bought. If you’re into cauliflower bases, that’s awesome, make that. Haven’t tried a cauliflower base? Do it sometime! Yet another way to get a veggie in.

Where do I find recipes for all the meals?

If I have developed the recipe, then I’ll link to it and it’ll live under the Recipes page. If it’s one that I’ve found on another site, I link to that. If there isn’t a link, it means I wing it or Google your own.

What’s the benefit of doing weekly meal plans?

There are a lot! For starters, it means you usually only go to the grocery store once per week. (Or do one big shop and then add in at the butcher, the farmer’s market, the green grocer, etc.) Also, by writing out your list for the whole week, you’re apt to spend less money if you stick to the list rather than impulse buy. It also means you can prep your food ahead of time if you know you have a busy evening—get the onions chopped the night before! It also means less food waste. These meal plans also offer a balanced diet. They aren’t fancy, but they are full of nutrients that your body needs to function optimally. And most importantly, they’re homemade.

Can you tailor meal plans specifically for me or my family’s needs?

Absolutely. Get in touch and we can discuss options.

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Meal Plan #30

MONDAY

Vegetable and Bacon Pasta

TUESDAY

Lamb Steaks, Zucchini and Onion, Carrots, Rolls

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Sesame Chicken, Brown Rice, Broccoli

FRIDAY

Risotto with Mussels, Peas and Mushrooms

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

SUNDAY

Vegetarian Nachos (Black beans, cheese, tomato, corn, Greek yogurt, avocado, salsa)

Meal Plan #29

MONDAY

Roast Chicken and Vegetables

TUESDAY

Homemade Fish n Chips

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Mixed Grill, Corn on the Cob, Sliced Tomatoes

FRIDAY

Chicken Enchiladas with Corn, Tomato, Avocado Salad

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

SUNDAY

Buckwheat Pancakes with Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits (Kids will love this!)

Meal Plan #28

MONDAY

Cornflake Chicken, Mashed Orange Kumara, Broccoli, Beetroot

TUESDAY

Venison Sausages, Silverbeet, Peas, Homemade Wedges

WEDNESDAY

Vegetable and Pork Stir Fry

THURSDAY

Vegetable Pasta

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

SUNDAY

Breakfast for Dinner (Scrambled Eggs, Raw Veggie Plate, Fried Potatoes)

Meal Plan #27

TUESDAY

Falafel Platter (Falafel, Pita, Tomato, Easy Tzitziki, Cucumber, Red Onion, Crumbled Feta, Lettuce)

WEDNESDAY

Steaks, Baby Potatoes, Green Beans

THURSDAY

Tortellini with Veggies and Pesto

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

Meal Plan #26

MONDAY

Burgers, Corn, Tomato Salad

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Pasta with Chorizo and Veggies

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

Meal Plan #25

TUESDAY

GF Pesto Pasta Salad with Prawns and Peas

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

BBQ Tomato and Haloumi Skewers, Crusty Bread, Zoodle Salad

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

SUNDAY

Corn Fritters with Cold Smoked Salmon, Guacamole

Meal Plan #24

MONDAY

Mediterranean Lamb Salad, Wholegrain Bread Rolls

TUESDAY

THURSDAY

Pork Schnitzel, Green Beans, Buttered Noodles, Simple Carrot Salad

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

SUNDAY

Vegetarian Frittata

Meal Plan #23

MONDAY

Italian Chicken Tenders on BBQ, Corn, Tomato, Avocado Salad

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Spaghetti and Meatballs, Zucchini (or Zoodles with Meatballs)

FRIDAY

Mussels, Kumara Chips, Green Beans

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

Meal Plan #22

MONDAY

Venison Sausages, Stuffed Peppers

TUESDAY

Fish Sliders, Salad

WEDNESDAY

Pork Chops (on BBQ), Brown Rice and Vegetable Salad

THURSDAY

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

SUNDAY

Tomato Tart, Simple Green Salad (GF/Vegan Option)

Meal Plan #21

MONDAY

Cold Salmon Tossed with Veggies, Bean Thread Noodles, Asian Dressing

TUESDAY

Pasta Salad with Vegetables and Bacon

WEDNESDAY

Chicken Wraps, Kumara Chippies

THURSDAY

New Year’s Eve Beach BBQ: Fish and Mussels on the Open Pit, Fresh Salads, Bread Rolls

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

SUNDAY

Vegetarian Quiche

Meal Plan #20

MONDAY

Burgers, Coleslaw, Corn on the Cob

TUESDAY

Prawns with Quinoa Vegetable Salad

WEDNESDAY

Tacos

THURSDAY

Christmas Eve! For us, it's heavy appetizers and drinks because that's what we love!

FRIDAY

Merry Christmas!

SATURDAY

Leftover Fry-Up

SUNDAY

Teriyaki Chicken Skewers (on BBQ), Brown Rice, Zucchini (on BBQ)

Meal Plan #19

MONDAY

Chicken Tenderloins (on the BBQ), Sliced Tomatoes, Rice and Vegetable Salad

TUESDAY

Homemade Fish n Chips, Asparagus

WEDNESDAY

Steak, Cauliflower and Parsnip Puree, Baby New Potatoes, Silverbeet

THURSDAY

Pasta with Vegetables and Bacon

FRIDAY

Vegetarian Burritos

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

SUNDAY

Asian Chicken Salad with Spring Rolls

Meal Plan #18

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Mixed Grill (Meat, Mushrooms, Onions, Corn), Tomato and Herb Salad

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Chicken Nuggets, Wedges, Broccoli

FRIDAY

Rolls: Rice Paper and Sushi (Both filled with seafood and vegetables)

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

SUNDAY

Vegetarian Chilli with Cheese and Veggie Quesadillas

Meal Plan #17

MONDAY

Steak, New Potatoes, Shaved Beetroot Salad, Zucchini

TUESDAY

Eggplant Stack, Foccacia Bread

WEDNESDAY

Salmon Nicoise Salad (salmon, green beans, baby potatoes, greens, tomato, hard boiled eggs, olives)

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Grilled Chicken on Quinoa Salad

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

Meal Plan #16

MONDAY

Seafood and Vegetable Curry, Bean Thread Noodles

TUESDAY

Steak and Mushroom Pie, Carrot Fritters, Peas

WEDNESDAY

Vegetarian Lasagna

FRIDAY

Mushroom Soup, Mousetraps

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

SUNDAY

Vegetable Frittata

Meal Plan #15

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Meatballs on Polenta, Zoodles with Pesto

WEDNESDAY

Chicken and Vegetable Pad Thai

THURSDAY

Crispy Skin Salmon, Elevated Rice, Ginger Carrots, Green Beans

FRIDAY

Corn Fritters with Cucumber and Tomato Salad

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

SUNDAY

Falafel Platter (Falafel, Pita, Tomato, Easy Tzitziki, Cucumber, Red Onion, Crumbled Feta, Lettuce)

Meal Plan #14

TUESDAY

Mussels in Garlic, Kumara Wedges, Broccoli, Cauliflower Puree

WEDNESDAY

Lamb Steaks, Couscous, Greek Salad

THURSDAY

Pork and Vegetable Fried Rice

FRIDAY

Salmon Cakes, Silverbeet, Carrot Sticks

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

SUNDAY

Vegetable Pasta

Meal Plan #13

MONDAY

Venison Sausages, Asparagus, Cauliflower and Parsnip Puree

TUESDAY

Singapore Street Noodles with Vegetables and Pork

WEDNESDAY

Prawn and Vegetable Pasta

THURSDAY

Cornflake Chicken, Mashed Orange Kumara, Roast Brussel Sprouts, Mushrooms Sauteed in Garlic

FRIDAY

Burgers, Corn, Homemade Root Vegetable Crisps

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

SUNDAY

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Fried Potatoes, Carrot Fritters, Sliced Tomato

Meal Plan #12

MONDAY

Baked Chicken Breasts, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, Silverbeet sauteed with Garlic

TUESDAY

Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Coleslaw

WEDNESDAY

Corn Fritters and Tomato Wedges

THURSDAY

Slow Cooker Goat and Vegetable Curry, Rice

FRIDAY

Crumbed Fish with Roast Vegetable Tray

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

SUNDAY

Stuffed Baked Kumara

Meal Plan #11

MONDAY

Salmon, Zucchini, Boiled Carrots, Elevated Rice

TUESDAY

Pasta with Vegetables and Bacon

THURSDAY

Lamb Steaks, Asparagus, Boiled Red Potatoes

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

SUNDAY

Tomato Soup and Toastie Cheese Sandwiches

Meal Plan #10

MONDAY

Thai Style Mussel Curry with Vegetables, Rice Noodles

TUESDAY

Steak, Salad and Rolls

WEDNESDAY

Black Bean and Kumara Burgers, Root Vegetable Chips

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

SUNDAY

Vegetable Quiche and Fried Potatoes

Meal Plan #9

TUESDAY

Roast Pork (with Cracklin), Roast Vegetables, Homemade Applesauce

WEDNESDAY

Baked Fish and Couscous Salad

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Chicken and Vegetable Tikka Masala, Rice

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

SUNDAY

Vegetable Fritters with Yoghurt Sauce

Meal Plan #8

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Fish n Chips (homemade), asparagus, peas

THURSDAY

Pork Stir Fry with Bean Thread Noodles

FRIDAY

Crunchy Quinoa Salad topped with Chicken Breast

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

SUNDAY

Vegetarian Pasta

Meal Plan #7

MONDAY

Mussels and Calamari, Potato Wedges, Cauliflower Puree, Peas

TUESDAY

Teriyaki Chicken, Rice, Broccoli, Ginger Carrots

WEDNESDAY

Salmon, Kumara Mash, Fried Cabbage and Leeks

THURSDAY

Vegetarian Quiche

FRIDAY

Steak, Salad and Buttered Macaroni Noodles

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

SUNDAY

Vegetarian Taco Soup

Meal Plan #6

MONDAY

Roast Chicken with Vegetables (Potato, Kumara, Beetroot, Parnsip, Carrot, Brussel Sprouts) and Gravy

TUESDAY

Thai Style Curry with Fish and Vegetables

WEDNESDAY

Lamb Steaks, Roast Cauliflower with Thyme, Mashed Potatoes, Peas

FRIDAY

Homemade Sausage Rolls with Raw Veggie Platter

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

SUNDAY

Chicken Noodle Soup with Cheese Toasties

Meal Plan #5

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Pasta with Vegetables

WEDNESDAY

Shepherds Pie topped with Cauliflower Puree and Broccoli

THURSDAY

Homemade Chicken Nuggets, Potato Wedges, Peas and Roast Pumpkin

FRIDAY

Fish Tacos with Rice and Beans on the side

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

SUNDAY

Kumara and Leek Soup with Wholegrain Bread or Rolls

Meal Plan #4

MONDAY

Thai Curry with Mussels, Onions, Carrots, Peas, served on Bean-Thread Noodles

TUESDAY

Marinated Lamb Steaks (garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, parsley, mint) with Roasted Veggies (Carrot, Parsnip, Kumara, Pumpkin) and Peas

WEDNESDAY

Vegetable Frittata Made with Leftover Roasted Veggies

THURSDAY

Sesame Chicken, Broccoli or other greens, Brown Rice

FRIDAY

Salmon and Kale Cakes with Carrot Sticks

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

SUNDAY

Pumpkin Soup with (Ideally Homemade) Whole Wheat Bread

Meal Plan #3

MONDAY

Homemade Fish n Chips with Brussel Sprouts and Peas

WEDNESDAY

Gingery Pork Meatballs with Stir Fried Bok Choy and Rice Noodles

THURSDAY

Vegetable Pasta: Wholemeal pasta and as many veggies as your family will eat (onion, olives, pepper, broccoli etc.)

FRIDAY

Hamburgers and Coleslaw (option to use portobello mushrooms or lettuce leaves instead of bun)

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

SUNDAY

Breakfast for Dinner: Scrambled Eggs, Vegetable Platter (Carrot sticks, sliced tomato, kale chips) and whole wheat toast

Meal Plan #2

MONDAY

Sausages, Polenta and Honey Mustard Parsnips, Kale Chips

TUESDAY

Rosemary-Orange Chicken Thighs, Easy Elevated Rice, Boiled Carrots, Mushrooms Sautéed with Garlic

WEDNESDAY

Loaded Baked Kumara (cheese, Greek yogurt, baked beans, tomato, corn, capsicum, spring onion, fresh coriander)

THURSDAY

Steaks and Salad (lettuce, baby kale, cranberries, toasted seeds, shaved carrots, cucumber, beetroot, homemade vinaigrette)

FRIDAY

Tuna Noodle Casserole with Peas

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

Meal Plan #1

MONDAY

Crispy Skin Salmon, Homemade Potato Wedges, Roast Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower Parsnip Puree

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Cornflake Chicken, Mashed Orange Kumara, Ginger Carrots, Crispy Fried Shallots and Leeks

SATURDAY

Pizza Night

SUNDAY

Fritters 2 Ways: Corn and Vegetable (Carrot, Kumara, Parsnip) Fritters