Seven nights of quick family meals

Stuck in a rut when it comes to making family food? Our scrumptious, simple and speedy recipes are sure to add a bit of inspiration to your midweek menu...

Chicken fajita with avocado

The perfect antidote to Christmas chaos, we've made midweek meals easy, giving you more time to take care of all those other festive time-fillers.

Griddled chicken fajitas with squashed avocado

There’s no need for an expensive fajita pack with this real-deal recipe - and you're likely to have all of the spices in the cupboard. It’s so simple to make that older children can help you prepare and is bound to be a hit. The recipe is written for two people, so a nice one to make if some of the family are out – if not, it’s easy to adjust the ingredients.

Griddled chicken fajitas with squashed avocado

Green bean mac 'n' cheese

Technically we’re slightly cheating as we only consider a meal to be speedy if it’s on your table in 30 minutes – but this comforting classic only breaks the deal by a mere five minutes and is so simple to make. Prepare for plates to be piled high with this moreish mac…

Green bean mac 'n' cheese

 

Smoky beans on toast

When it comes to a busy week, most families end up with something on toast and this recipe is about as simple as opening up a tin. It's much more flavoursome and way healthier, including an impressive four of your five-a-day - everyone's a winner. 

Smoky beans on toast

Secret green sauce spaghetti

If your kids are not the type to tuck into a bowl full of broccoli, then this sneaky sauce is a great way of getting some of the good stuff into them. It’s ready in just 17 minutes and uses minimal ingredients – everything you want in a midweek meal.

Secret green sauce spaghetti 

Lamb & rosemary koftas

This no-fuss supper takes just minutes to make but feels like something a little bit special. Serve with warmed pitta and salad for a fresh and filling family meal. This is especially good for a relaxing Friday night in with a film...

Lamb & rosemary koftas

Salmon with tahini sauce 

This bright and fresh-feeling meal will perk you up if you've had a tiring week. The fruity pomegranate seeds add an extra punch and the meal has a sweet but wholesome feel to it. If you're feeding a fussy toddler then you can always place the tahini sauce in a little pot on the side so they have the option to dip.

Salmon with tahini sauce 

Turkey & coriander burgers with guacamole

These healthy burgers are packed full of vitamin C and use low-fat turkey, flavoured with herbs and topped with avocado. The kids might feel like they're getting a treat but you know it's good for them. Sit back and enjoy the satisfied silence...

Turkey & coriander burgers with guacamole

What's your favourite speedy meal for a busy weeknight? Have you tried any of these recipes? If so, we'd love to hear how you and your family got on...

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