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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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…