Magic Wand Lunch Box

At the weekend I picked up a new lunch box at Poundland, it fits everything in perfectly! My daughter is obsessed with all things maic and fairies so that is the inspiration for today’s lunch.

I have used small wooden kebab sticks, small flower cookie cutter and eye picks. It took under 10 minutes to make.

  • Bread, ham and cheese magic wand
  • Green grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Tortillas

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Prawn and Chickpea Curry

This curry is suitable for all the family. It was mild enough for my children and still packed with flavour for the adults. I served it with brown rice and my homemade naan bread.

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Slimming World Chocolate Cake 

More or less everyone I know is attending Slimming World (apart from myself!), so I thought I would try some recipes and I have been impressed. Recently I attempted to make a Slimming World cake and I found it too bitter so I developed this one which I much prefer. I worked it out as 1 syn per slice but please correct me if I’m wrong!

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Teriyaki Salmon and Noodles 

Last week I picked up some salmon portions in the reduced section for 50p each. We do not eat fresh fish very often as it’s usually so expensive. I asked for suggestions for a dish to cook on my blogs Facebook page and I was not disappointed, I wish I had picked up some more salmon now!

This dish was really simple to make. The rich sticky fish goes really well with the fresh tasting noodles. You may want to add more chilli powder if you prefer spicy food but the amount I put in was perfect for my children and my wussy self!

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Leftover Baked Potato Bar

At the end of the week I am always left with a few leftovers from lunches and dinners. This week I managed to picked up some baking potatoes that had been reduced to 5p, so I thought it would make a fun meal to combine them with the leftovers and a few extras. Both my kids loved being able to pick their own toppings and it was great not having waste any food!

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Meal Plan Week 4

This week my toddler chose three of the meals, normally she only wants pizza but she actually asked for pie and wraps too, so I couldn’t refuse! All meals are under £1 a serving and easy to make.

Monday:

Budget Fishcakes (trial recipe)

Tuesday: 

Hunters Chicken with carrots and new potatoes
Wednesday: 

Cheesy chip and salad wraps

Thursday: 

Chicken and Gravy Pie (trial recipe)

Friday: 

Porkball and Noodles in a Thai Green Broth
Saturday: 

Pizza Rolls  and Salad
Sunday:

Roast Dinner

Lunch Meal Plan 1

Do you ever get stuck for ideas when it comes to lunches? All these lunches can be prepared in advance or are quick to prepare, and not a sandwich in sight! We usually have a different fruit/veg to go with each meal too. This week we have kiwi, apples, clementines, baby carrots and banana.

Monday: 

Cheese and Pepperoni Toastie

Tuesday: 

Cornish Potato Cakes

Wednesday: 

Carrot and Coriander Soup
Thursday:

Chicken and Salad Wraps (using leftover chicken from roast chicken and myTwo Ingredient Flat Breads

Friday: 

Cheese Scones

Saturday: 

Jacket Potatoes with Baked Beans and Cheese

Sunday: 

A very rare lunch out!!

Meal Plan Week 3

Meal plans make shopping for food and cooking meals a whole lot easier and cheaper. This week we are having a couple of regular favourites and some new or unpublished recipes.  All meals are less than £1 a serving and suitable for all the family. 

Monday: 

Chicken Chow Mein 

Tuesday: 

Pull apart pizza 

Wednesday: 

Tuna Melt 

Thursday: 

Chorizo and Mozzarella Ham Burgers

Friday: 

Courgette Frittata

Saturday: 

Chorizo and Tomato Spaghetti 

Sunday: 

Sausage and Mash

Simple Vegetarian Dumplings 

I have always loved dumplings  but I only ever seem to make them this time of year to go with stews and soups, so I thought I would share with you my recipe for them. I have tried them with both plain and self raising flour, both taste just as nice but I have used self raising in the ones pictured. You can also add herbs to them, I find thyme goes quite well in them for stews!

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Two Ingredient Flat Breads

These are great to have with so many different things. We have them to go with curry, for tuna melts, cut up and used for dipping in soups and sauces, and I even put them in packed lunches. The possibilities are endless!

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