Each week I share with you my dinner meal plan because sharing is caring & I’m sure any busy mother would appreciate extra meal ideas & healthy recipes.
Now, I do have to mention that I’m not a very good home chef, but I try. I’m also still learning a lot about healthy energy sources (because the topic is so very important to me) however if you can think of any healthier ingredient options or add-ons please do share them in the comments.
Monday 13th – Chicken Stir-fry with Rice
Chicken stir-fry with rice is super popular in my home alhamdulillah! I sometimes make it 2-3 times per week because it’s quick, easy & I know everybody will eat it.
I make it with mixed vegetables & soy sauce, however, sometimes I add some organic tofu (I’m the only one in the house who likes tofu) when I’m not too keen on meat that day, which does happen often, though I’m yet to master any vegetarian meals the family will enjoy, so any suggestions are welcome.
Also, you’ll notice that I’ve got this meal planned for Thursday & Friday & that’s because I won’t have time to cook on Friday so will be making 2 days worth in’sha’Allah.
Tuesday 14th Nov – Meat Pastries with Chips & Salad
Using ready-made pastry sheets that I cut into smaller rectangles, I make a beef mince mix with mixed spices, yoghurt, tahini & pomegranate sauce to place on top like a pizza.
Sometimes I make a side of toasted pine nuts & almonds to go on top, though they should really be on top of these mince mix when cooked in the oven, however, my kids are not fans of these nuts .. yet (I’m working on it).
Wednesday 15th Nov – Pasta with Bolognese Sauce
Pasta used to be a meal that I had to make in addition to another meal because the household was divided – some liked it, others didn’t!
Alhamdulillah now (& I don’t know exactly how it happened though I have an idea*) everyone eats it & I get to go back to cooking one meal when it’s pasta day – yay!
*My theory is that the more you expose children or people to certain things, the more they start to think & do the same. So the more I encourage healthy eating, the more my children are interested in healthier choices in’sha’Allah … it works with organising skills too (but that’s another post).
Thursday 9th & Friday 10th Nov – Chicken Stir-fry with Rice
I’m making this as like Monday’s recipe, though making two days worth because I don’t have time to cook on Friday.
So we’re eating this 3 times this week, but that’s fine because it’s a family favourite alhamdulillah.
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th Nov – Parmigiana with Chips & Salad
Alhamdulillah parmigiana (crumbed chicken with a tomato sauce & melted cheese topping) is a real family favourite. I make the crumbed chicken myself (as not a fan of ready-made ones) & they freeze really well if you save time by making extra batches.
I’d love to know your weekly meal plan so please do share in a comment below.
~ Fatima xo