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You all know I am a huge fan of meal planning.  At the beginning of each week I sit down and organise what meals we will have for the week and then do one big grocery shop. However, this year I am trying to make more of an effort to plan the kids lunch box […]

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  • PaulineN

    Fantastic ideas for lunch box prep. How long does cut up watermelon or other fruit last in the containers? I find watermelon goes a bit blah a day or so after cutting?ReplyCancel

    • Mishelle Smethurst

      If you put it in Tupperware fridgesmarts, I’d normally get at least a week. (I do go in every few days to drain the liquid that builds up though)ReplyCancel

    • I cut the watermelon up the day I buy it, usually only takes a few minutes, it rarely lasts any longer than 2 days in the fridge before its eaten, either as snacks or added to lunch boxes. But I agree watermelon is just one of those fruits that needs to be eaten quickly. I find we eat more fruit when it’s pre cut.ReplyCancel

  • Liz Hawkins

    OMGoodness!! I can’t explain how excited I get looking at these pictures LOL!!ReplyCancel

    • LOL, if you like me I love seeing how other people do things, so I can understand ;)ReplyCancel

  • It’s like you’re reading my mind LOL I’ve been thinking about this and now I can actually do it … thanks! :O)ReplyCancel

  • Niki Jonesano

    I absolutely love this post. I can not stress the importance of a good lunch for kids. It is my ‘thing’ if you know what I mean, I put as much, if not more time, into lunch boxes than dinner. I can not stand the thought of my kids hyped up on chemicals, colours etc. Funnily enough it is nearly impossible to do lunch boxes without these nasty’s. I am forever learning & looking up new things. I have a nearly 17 year old, all the way down to a 6 year old & I still take care of their lunch supplies, the older boys can get their own, but like you I always have a great range of foods for them to choose from, now if I could just get as passionate about the dinners, ha.ReplyCancel

  • Good lord you are a freak (I mean this in the nicest possible way!) I don’t know how you get the time to do all of this stuff? I would love for my house to be cleaner and more organised but I spend the whole day chasing my tail and never get anything done!ReplyCancel

  • :( Looks like Howards don’t do the Deep Split anymore??ReplyCancel

    • They should do Peta, I just couldn’t find a link to it on their website, but you will definitely find it instore, they have quite a good selection of sizes to organise your fridge.ReplyCancel

  • jenny

    This is a BRILLIANT idea. With 5 kids i always stuggle to have enough for everyone to have the same thing. I love the idea of a plan! (why didnt i think of that!!!)ReplyCancel

  • Maree Weeks

    Love it! Only need to worry about two lunches a week for school, but should do it for me at home!ReplyCancel

    • That’s a great idea Maree, might make me eat and snack more healthily.ReplyCancel

  • mel

    Love this idea. Would love some ideas on what to pack in a lunchbox to fill the tummies of my always hungry kids. :)ReplyCancel

  • Julia K

    I have four kids – three at school and one grown up.Each day their lunch box contains 5 things:

    1) Main item ie a sandwich / wrap / dinner leftovers eg fried rice,

    2) fruit (usually fresh but sometimes tinned depending on availability)

    3) savoury snack (vegie sticks / crackers / dip / savoury muffin)

    4) sweet treat (cupcake, banana bread, muffin or cookies)

    5) calcium hit (yoghurt / flavoured milk or cheese).
    We are very lucky in that all our classrooms have fridges for lunchboxes. I try and make lunches the day before while my kids are eating their afternoon tea. They take their lunch out of the fridge in the morning and it goes straight into the school fridge.

    I have made a list of favourite foods in each of these five categories and it makes it easier to throw the lunches together quickly and ensures they get plenty of variety. This works well for me.
    Our school tuck shop operates on two days per week. I usually let them have tuckshop once or twice a term as a treat. They had it today and my goodness – it came to about $25 !!!!! Now that there are three of them at school – it may only be once a term !ReplyCancel

  • Another Mum

    Would love to see your plans on what you have feed your kids. With one now at school doing lunch boxes is a new thing (he was feed good food at daycare). Need inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Louise

    Do you leave the precut fruit and the deli meat in the fridge all week?ReplyCancel

  • Desma

    Do you have a plan for toddler day meals too? I’m always stumped for ideasReplyCancel

  • Karyn

    Hi
    I love this idea and it really works well with vegetables for dinners.
    I work afternoons so my husbands cooks dinner, every Sunday when I cook dinner, I cut broccoli, cauliflower, top and tail beans, etc… Store them in the fridge mates and each night its easy to (without the mess) take a handful of each and veggies are on the plates!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Fantastic work Karyn!! I love that you are so organised!.:)ReplyCancel

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  • Loving your meals Katrina:-) I am making a scrapbook cooking recipes with some of your dishes. How easy are those mini quiches i’m making them tonight for Chloe’s school lunch box .ReplyCancel

    • How did you go making the quiches Dannie, they are super easy, hope she enjoys them :)ReplyCancel

  • flyingdrunkenmonkey

    Thanks for linking to my meal plan! How awesome are mini quiches?! My mum makes them for every single party we have and I probably eat at least half of them :)ReplyCancel

  • Those mini quiches look yummy!ReplyCancel

I am slowly trying to get back into my regular routine of blogging, however having 3 very active kids at home I’m finding it a little hard to find a spare minute, so I want to thank you for your patience. I am pleased however to resume my weekly meal planning posts. Each week I share our weekly meals (which is from the week prior so I can show you pictures) and also the items I bake for morning teas and lunch boxes. You will find meals that are our favourites used frequently and I also like to find time to make something new.

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  • lissa

    i need help meal planning packed lunches from next week :)ReplyCancel

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  • pt

    How is you’re chicken curry healthy? What oil do you use. And the sauce you add is not made from scratch. Its bought of the shelf. And meat pies, mash potatoes or pasta are not the healthy choiceReplyCancel

    • I’m sure I titled the chicken curry as easy not healthy. I have never suggested that readers follow ‘my’ meal plan, I have just suggested that they ‘do’ meal plan. These posts are simply there to share recipes I have tried through the week. I have never claimed that my meal plans are only ‘healthy choice’ meals.ReplyCancel

    • HH

      The focus of this website is not about dieting, losing weight, getting fit or improving your overall health. It is about ORGANISING your home and lifestyle. In this post she is encouraging the concept of meal planning, not low carb, low fat recipes. If you don’t have anything nice to say, simply press the little x in the top right hand corner of your screen.ReplyCancel

  • JG

    I’m sorry but I didn’t see anywhere that she proclaimed this weeks menu to be full of healthy choices? Not everyones a health bunny and that’s not something to be judged on! I love that she makes the effort to share ideas and successfully inspires people :)ReplyCancel

  • Jules

    I love your website! using it everyday at the moment an LOVE it. Thanks for all of your work and effort, My family appreciates it xxReplyCancel

    • Thank you, Jules for this lovely message, I LOVE writing it, so much fun putting it all together :)ReplyCancel

  • pt

    Well in this day and age it should be about healthy choices, its one thing to be organised and another to be lazy. I’m not saying that a lot of effort hasn’t gone into this website, I’m just saying that eating healthy and clean is just as easy, if you are already organised then there really shouldn’t be any excuses. But eating things from a box, or a container is hardly healthy………………………ReplyCancel

    • Renee

      PT if your so against the way that Katrina has set up the meal planning, then don’t follow it. Set up your own meal plan if your not happy with the way it is organised here. This website is designed to help people not to judge and give negative critism. Like what HH said if you have nothing nice to say then maybe you should try a different website that is more suited to you.ReplyCancel

    • diane hecksher

      Really, if your so into health why not share your meal plan for a weekReplyCancel

  • Janevstar

    So missed your inspiring meal planning ideas, we try to low carb but you remind me of such variety, so welcome back to a new yearReplyCancel

  • MB

    PT, we would all love to be able to eat healthy meals but sometime it is just not possible. I have a home with 8 people living in it, 6 of the little people are under the age of 12 so for me having a meal plan is fantastic along with Kats other house hold tips. When I can I will substitute ingredients to make it a little healthier however sometime I just can’t. My point is, it’s the whole idea of having a plan is to keep me on track when organizing my family and Kat helps me and many other do that, don’t see why you’re not able to do the same and take the plan for what it is, a plan.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly

    I think you do a fantastic job and I take my hat off to you.ReplyCancel

  • Bec

    I find it very difficult to read your negative comments PT. I actually think that Katrina’s followers are a community and support within itself. We all have family, home and other pressures and its nice to be reminded on the tough days that other women feel the same struggle, pressure and exhaustion to juggle the lives of all the people in their home. This e-environment was designed to connect and support and you don’t seem like a very supportive person. I feel sorry for you that you tinge it with negativity instead of sharing something helpful that could contribute to fellow followers.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    My mother always taught me that if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. I think this is an awesome site and the meal planner a fantastic example of getting organised – what this site is all about – and if I don’t like every meal on the example given, I don’t make all the meals from the example given. Cooking is about choices and I think PT needs to take their negative comments to a more appropriate forum. A health food site perhaps. I love the daily updates and ideas and will keep following. I don’t usually put my 2 cents worth in but sometimes I feel the need to speak up. Keep up the fantastic job and remember people who criticise just because they can are doing it just because they can. Says more about them than you/your site. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn

    I love your website! I have found some really great recipes. I get sick of cooking the same things all the time. I have organised my pantry, so I can find everything. So thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Denise

    I love this website You have so many great ideas. I also love to read the positive comments from all the other members. Thank you Katrina.ReplyCancel

  • TW

    Hi I don’t usually post, but comments from PT judging your meal planning got me quite angry. Please there is enough negativity in this world without you being rude to someone who is just trying to help others. It is not up to you to tell strangers what they should or should not be eating. If you disagree with these choices fine, but please keep it to yourself. ….. Katrina I follow your page and have found many hints and tips fantastic! I have been able to organize my home and I can now really enjoy being a stay at home mother without the chaos ! Just want you to know your work is much appreciated !!!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    Thank you for creating an honest meal plan that we can actually follow and adapt to fit our families. I am loving this blog! It’s helping me when I’m a bit down with a couple of young children and renovations. I’m determined to use your site to help me declutter and really be organised so that i can teach my children these skills. Thank youReplyCancel

  • Ann-Marie Paterson

    Thank you Kat for sharing your knowledge and experiences. Life is not always as straight forward as we would always like it to be. Your website continues to inspire me and motivate me in the ongoing journey of staying on top of the little things so we can deal with the other trials of family life. I have found your organisational tips helpful and at times an absolute blessing! Thank you for reminding about the neccessity of variety in meal planning but at times to just keeping it simple to get through the evening. YOU ARE AWESOME!ReplyCancel

  • Robyn davies

    PT please go away. Just hit the x
    This is not for goodie goodies like you.
    I personally love the fact that its real and freeReplyCancel

  • Sonia

    PT.. Looks like we all feel the same. .. Go away and join another group if you have nothing helpful to say. .. I have one child that is G/F and one that is D/F so I can’t always make the recipes posted by Katrina BUT if I really like it and can…I simply adapt it to our needs! I certainly don’t feel the need to criticise her on her page! I think you are doing a great service Katrina. .. You’ve really helped a lot of mums and dads out there. .. Keep it up.. Your followers love you and your efforts xxxReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thank you Sonia, I’ve totally missed PT’s comment.ReplyCancel

This weeks meal plan Monday – Mince pasta bake Tuesday – Scotch Eggs and salad Wednesday – Subway Thursday – Chicken Kiev and vegetables Friday – date night Saturday – Pork meatballs with Spaghetti Sunday – Tuna Mornay on toast Baking – Apricot and Coconut Cookies Meal planning tips:  How to meal plan, more meal plans & […]

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This weeks meal plan My hubby was away for a few days at the beginning of the week and I forgot to take photo’s of our meals, then I was away for the end of the week  so wasn’t home to cook.  Instead, this week I will share a meal plan using some of the […]

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  • Some yummy suggestions there! :)ReplyCancel

  • Jane B

    Lamb dippers, mash & veggies, Yumm..
    A very delicious meal plan.ReplyCancel

  • flyingdrunkenmonkey

    Oh cool to see that I inspired you! Will love to see what you think of it :)ReplyCancel

This weeks meal plan Monday – Night out, Kamikaze Teppanyaki Tuesday – Chicken Pot Pies Wednesday – McCormick Massaman Beef Curry (satchet packet) with bread Thursday – Fish (frozen fish fillets from supermarket) with chips and vegetables Friday – BBQ chicken and salad Saturday – McCormick Herb & Parmesan Crumbed Chicken with mashed potatoes and vegetables […]

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  • Sara

    Yum for the curry and pot pies! We’re having slow cooked beef casserole, lamb koftas and home-made pizza this week. I’ve also starting making sugar free biscuits (completely sugar-free, not just substituting with honey or syrup) and baking my own bread. Fun, easy, cheaper and healthier!ReplyCancel

  • lindsey

    the link for masaman curry doesn’t work!ReplyCancel

    • Belinda

      I was after that as well, what a shame. I think my family would like this!ReplyCancel

Welcome to all our new readers that participated in the ’20 days to organise & clean your home’ challenge.  Each Monday I share my families weekly meal plan, which is our plan from the week that passed so I can then share photo’s of the meal after I have cooked it.   Please click on […]

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  • The McCormick spices are fabulous :) Their little blister pack ones have enticed my girls to try food they otherwise wouldn’t :)ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    i love this weekly meal thing. I thought of doing something like this but didn’t know where to start. thanks. ReplyCancel

  • I have a 10-week meal plan. Yes, 10 weeks, and i just rotate through the weeks. It means we only have the same meal about 5 times a year, although I do always cook a double portion and we have the same meal twice in that week…not necessarily on consecutive nights! For me it just takes the stress out of “what am i gonna cook this week?!?”, and having recently-ish gone back to out-of-house employment 3 days a week (with 3 kids) it’s fantastic – Monday is cooking day, I cook 2 double-size meals while the little ones sleep and that gets us through to Thurs, which is the end of my working week. Then I have time on Friday to cook again… Yes, sometimes i get bored of a meal, or find the kids don’t like it so much…so i just substitute in another meal with the same base meat, perhaps a recipe I’ve been wanting to try, and if it work – it stays! I <3 meal plans…can u tell?!? :-)

    Thanks for '20 Days', I wasn't able to keep up with every day, but i have all the print-outs and have made copious notes so that i can do things as i can get to them. My kitchen has had quite a birthday these school holidays!ReplyCancel

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang During the process of trying to get my house back into order I decided to be kind to myself and make easy meals that didn’t involve hunting for a recipe, too much preparation or dirty dishes. I’m a messy cook, somehow I use up the full kitchen bench, just […]

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  • helen

    The photos look great! One pot cooking is my favourite! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Joanne Ellem

    While I’m not a mum yet, I have a busy life working two jobs, keeping the house clean, as well as feeding myself, hubby and our cat. Some nights I’m just too tired to cook a meal from scratch! I love the fact that meal bases help create a yummy meal with minimal effort!ReplyCancel

    • Barry Morgan

      Is your husband unable to contribute to keeping the house clean and providing food for the family?ReplyCancel

  • Elise

    I would love to try the So Crispy range because your schnitzel looks delicious and I would love to give it a go! Recently becoming a working mum, I need quick and easy (and TASTY!) meals to cook during the week for my family, and the new Maggie range looks just that!ReplyCancel

  • anita duesterhaus

    As a busy mum of seven, I am ALWAYS looking for quick yet delicious meals to feed my little tribe.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Kumor

    I would love to try them as they seem so easy to use and my daughter told me they are delicious.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Macdonald

    When ppl drop in i would love to be able to make meal rhat lools and tastes like i have spent hours in the kitchen!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Pitasi

    Hi. I have my hubby home sick for the next month and he can’t help out due to his sickness plus I work 5 days a week and we have 3 cheeky boys who make lots of mess so I definitely would LOVE to try these super easy quick dinners please!!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Edmondson

    I would love to try these quick and easy meals that sound delicious and healthy. With a 3 year and a newborn dinner time is much easier when prep and cooking time is minimal – it means we can still eat a good meal but spend the time with the children that is so important at this time of the day!ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    Please please please choose me for some maggi samples(and if you don’t, never mind I will buy them anyway as they look delish). I’m 28 weeks pregnant, with baby 3 and I’m in the process of cleaning my house and stocking the pantry and freezer with easy food for my hubby to cook as I have been told to expect this baby any day now! I’m trying not to stress too much about it, but rather prepare the kids to not have mum or their new sibling around for a couple of months.ReplyCancel

  • Rosana

    They used to have a beautiful Butter chicken… I would love to try the satay one :-)) thank u for the opportunity and really enjoying the 20 day clhallenge :-)))ReplyCancel

  • Kellie

    Being a working Mum of 3 year old twins, I am constantly on the look out for yummy no fuss meal ideas for my fussy kids!ReplyCancel

  • Shift working hubby and young twins leaves us with very little time together so an easy meal would help wonderfullyReplyCancel

  • Wendy Sutcliffe

    I’d love to try the satay rice. My son is allergic to peanuts and I so miss eating satay chicken! I could make up the rice and he could have chicken nuggets instead! I like the idea of less dishes too!ReplyCancel

  • Corlia

    I have a very fussy husband so I had to come up with a week meal plan ages ago to keep us both happy :-)
    Mon: Butterchicken, bread rolls, steamed pumpkin
    Tue: Spaghetti Bolognese
    Wed: Grilled pork chops, mashed potato and fried cabbage
    Thur: Slowcooker lamb (usually jumbuck stew), basmati rice, raw carrot sticks
    Fri: Steak, baked chips, corn on cob
    Sat: Chicken Casserole, basmati rice, raw celery sticks
    Sun: Lamb chops, alfredo pasta, steamed mix vegiesReplyCancel

  • pam

    Looks yummy. I like to try out new things that are quick and tasty. Sometimes i will buy a pkt mix and the meat for it .ie chicken and wrap them together and freeze them. So when i look in the freezer i dont have to think, what i will make with that !!! It’s already there to go. Chicken crispy schnitzels.ReplyCancel

  • YUM quick easy meal for the nights hubby is going to be late home, will be easy to prepare earlier in the afternoon :)ReplyCancel

  • Thanh

    For a reduced effort and washing load yet still have a delicious home cooked meal for everybody? Maggi’s so crispy and one pan range is definitely for me!ReplyCancel

  • pamperedstef

    I’d love to win the packets. We are into trying new things in our house (still have to get the 4yo into that habit). Glad you are giving more than one away. I’m cooking for 8 right now and 3 have already flown the coop. :)ReplyCancel

  • Oh i am always looking for quick and easy meals that my husband AND young kids will eat and that i dont have to spend too much time and prep on. Would love to give these a go. Having trouble with the kids and meals it is a nightmare.ReplyCancel

  • With an 8yo & 4yo triplets, I need quick and easy meals that they’ll love. I’ve been curious to try the one pot sachets, but never seem to get around to it lol! But especially since now my kitchen is so sparkly you need sunnies to walk in it!! I don’t have the heart to mess it up!ReplyCancel

  • A.K.A.Mum

    LOL – I’d love to try both! I’m very lucky that my DH often cooks but it also means I have to listen to him whine about how he gets sooooo bored cooking the same things over and over – because he pretty much refuses to look at a recipe that has more than four or five steps in it :-SReplyCancel

  • Barbara

    I would love to win the Maggi packs as i haven’t tried either product. The easier the meal is, the better. Cooking in one pan makes the job quick and easy. Not too much mess to clean up.ReplyCancel

  • Fiasma.....and Flynny too!

    Oh so many reasons why I need to a quick and easy way to prepare dinner….a few main reasons are I work 45 mins away from home so unless I am super organised dinner is always a late one and another and most important reason is my two beautiful children would like to be fed by a reasonable hour (doesnt happen often but when it does OMG does it make night time so much easier for this frazzled Mumma :) )!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen

    One Pan Range sounds great for babysitting days..little helpers in the kitchen make preparing meals so much more fun and means they usually eat without fuss.ReplyCancel

  • Abbie

    crispy sounds good! crisping up the meat is the only way my Miss 2 eats meat at the moment.ReplyCancel

  • vi lammertsma

    Love my new clean kitchen and now can’t bear to mess it up with elaborate dinner cooking! These Maggi meals look so easy and appealing and even more importantly use so little dishes to prepare – would love to the One Pan range on the family!! Most likely will make it on to their favourite meal list for more variety! Looking fwd to putting my feet up with my family in the evenings for a change!ReplyCancel

  • Inspired...

    I always try to cook using one pot… love it… but to try some new flavours and find better ways to hide the greens from the kids is an added bonus to the quick and easy meal…. after all.. the less work mum puts in to cooking dinner… the more likely the kids are to eat it!ReplyCancel

  • Nichole Atchison

    I’m always after fast, tasty and healthy meals for our busy, hungry family. It’s always exciting to add something new into the mix at meal times.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Green

    I am a single Mum, I like anything that will help me out at dinner :) xReplyCancel

  • Caitlin Miller

    As a new Mama I love the idea of these simple, tasty Maggi meals! Am loving the 20 Days challenge and am new to meal planning – so these Maggi meals would definitely take the pressure off planning and creating some yummy dinners for the next few weeks! ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Payne

    I have a 2.5yo and a 6mo, hubby is starting a new job, and I’m currently completing an online courses and your 20 day challenge (which has so far been successful!) so I love your quick and easy meal ideas and I love to try some of the one pan recipes!!ReplyCancel

  • Ingrid

    With a busy family, I need simple and easy ideas that make dinner prep less of a chore!ReplyCancel

  • Shelley C

    If i could use one pot to cook while the hubby is on nightshift, it means less washing up and more ‘me’ time with the remote, couch and icecream (after the kids are in bed of course)! ReplyCancel

  • Leanne

    Always looking for new and delicious ways to cook. Most of all it’s so quick and easy!ReplyCancel

  • Who doesn’t need a break on dinner sometimes. These would make for quick meals at the end of a busy day.ReplyCancel

  • Theresa Wilson

    Family lunch or gourmet dinner,
    The Maggi range is a certain winner
    It leaves nothing to be desired…. except a second helpingReplyCancel

  • susan

    As I have just started working full time, I am really struggling to get myself organised with our family meals. With 3 VERY hungry boys to feed, the maggi satchets meal-helpers would certainly be a helper to me!!ReplyCancel

  • We have one pot meals at least twice a week due to after school activities, would be nice to add some new ideas into my regular “one-pot roation”ReplyCancel

  • Jill

    I am the most disorganized person you would ever meet lol my husband does most of the cooking and cleaning as i am the secretary of our local basketball comp and spend over 15 hours a week organising that alone. I would like to give him a night or 2 off from cooking and this looks great! And im sure my kids would love it :)ReplyCancel

  • I’ve wanted to try making schnitzels from scratch but was afraid of getting it wrong but your meal plan makes them look so easy!ReplyCancel

  • I work some nights and Hubby works late others, we are all getting sick of cheap frozen pizza for dinners because there is no time (especially with a little bub) to plan, cook and clean after a ‘proper’ meal. Also, we used to eat a lot of tomato based pastas but master 4 no longer eats anything red so my meal plan ideas have shrunk to less than half!
    I would love to shake up our boring meals with a little Maggi magic!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea D0ney

    Iggam keen to try Maggi because sometimes my life is backwards! (Get it?) :) Seriously when you don’t know whether you’re coming or going, when things are topsy turvy and the world seems upside down, there is nothing more magical than an easy meal. ReplyCancel

  • Meg

    We are such a busy family and on the run so often that i haven’t done a full food shop in months! I run in, grab the usual and out again. I honestly couldn’t tell u what new ranges were around if my life depended on it. Just seeing them in your blog has made me wanna go get some to try (but winning them would be even better :P )ReplyCancel

  • We are non stop through the week, so to have such simple, yet tasty and nutritious meals to try with my fussy girl would be fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • Jillian Marconi

    I’d like to win either of these great Maggi products I work full time as a highschool teacher and I’m also planning my wedding. I am often running around at appointments or meetings so time is an issue and this is a perfect solution.ReplyCancel

  • Kath Crispin

    We have been much better organised with meals this week (your website is rubbing off on me!)Big batch of spag bol made on Monday while I was in the kitchen cleaning (so leftover meals from that). last night steamed chicken and rice balls with salad, tonight chicken cacciatore leftovers from the freezer, Thursday BBQ staek/sausages and Friday will be take awa (a luxury).
    Always keen to try new things luckily Miss 5 is becoming quite adventurous and we are encouraing Mister 3 to do the sameReplyCancel

  • I have seen these meals in the shop but have always put them back as my kids can be so fussy at times. Even if I do a chicken stir fry the youngest just wants the plain rice or noodles. It would be nice to try and get them to eat something different for a change. I get so deflated when I spend ages preparing a meal and they turn their noses up at it!!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey

    So Crispy!! I could totally just eat my computer screen right now! It looks yum! I just gotta taste it!ReplyCancel

  • Teneal

    I can be the most organised person at work but when I get home from a long day and being pregnant with baby #2 the last thing I want to do is spend ages in the kitchen. Looks easy to make which is what i need while the other half is away at work. Less time in the kitchen means spending more time with my son before the new one arrives. ReplyCancel

  • Rachael H

    Hi, I just recently found your website! I am terrible at meal planning and would love to try these sachets. I have 1 yr old twins and find it hard to get dinner organised for them let alone for myself & my husband. These seem pretty easy.ReplyCancel

  • Hubby has started a whole new health kick and while i’m being very supportive and super proud that he is eating many vegetables he would previous not eat he is also requesting the same boring meals over and over as if eating bland foods will make him loose the weight he wants to loose all on its own.
    I’d love to be able to show him with the same basic ingredients and a little help from Maggi we can have a tasty and nutritious meal full of flavour still keeping to his healthy eating plan.ReplyCancel

  • as a single mum of 4 kids, including 17mth old twins, I rarely feel the inclination to cook… nor do I particularly enjoy it these days LOL. These sachets sound like a God-send! Thanks for the chance to enter. Keep up the great work on the blog, I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Teneale

    My current goal is to start menu planning and writing proper shopping lists – and remembering to take the list with me to the shops! If I can make easy, tasty, good, family meals with the help of sachets then I’m in! I would love to try both of these – they sound delicious!ReplyCancel

  • TanyaMB

    Maggi One pan range I gotta try
    So yummy off the plates it will fly
    So crispy I might keep for hubby and me
    When all my little ones snoring z to zzzzzz :)ReplyCancel

  • Rachel T

    That satay chicken looks amazing!!

    I’ve actually gone on cooking strike,
    creating tasty meals isn’t worth the fight.
    Hubby says my cooking is blah
    But Maggi one pan should shut him up!ReplyCancel

  • Alyra Shaw

    This looks so easy and with a baby due in the next few weeks looking for easy meals to have on hand ready.ReplyCancel

  • Laurel Hermon

    I love a one pan dish and hubby loves a schnitzel, the kids love chicken in all it’s forms, so we can all be winners at dinner time!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly

    This looks like a perfect meal for our little family, mr just turned 3 is starting to getting fussy so a tasty meal including meat and rice would be perfect for us.ReplyCancel

  • Wow! That looks tasty and easy! Would love to try :-)ReplyCancel

  • I work full time with two boys who are the world’s fussiest eaters for 9 and 11, though they will eat satay chicken or any chicken and rice dish.ReplyCancel

  • Caroline

    Would love to win a Maggi pack I’m sure the family would love it!ReplyCancel

  • I have 5 children who have a wide assortment of after school activities. I am often floundering at night trying to come up with meals they will ALL eat. I’d love to try these and see if they would turn dinner time nightmares into something more pleasant.ReplyCancel

This weeks meal plan Monday – Chicken pasta bake Tuesday – Spicy Yoghurt Chicken  Wednesday – Beef, vegetable and barley soup Thursday – Sausages, potato and vegetables Friday – Sesame pork cutlets with salad Saturday – Fish and Chips by the beach Sunday – Scrambled eggs on toast Lunchboxes – Hotchpotch savoury muffins Baking – Crunchy cornflake choc […]

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  • Guest

    Here is my meal plan for the week. I love looking at other people’s meal plans…I’ve borrowed a couple of your meals from this week for a future one Katrina :)
    http://theeverydayblessings-nadia.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/weekly-meal-plan-6.htmlReplyCancel

  • PenPen3kids

    Hi Katrina – have just discovered your blog and am so happy to find a like minded mummy! I have just returned to the paid workforce after staying home with Miss13 Mstr 11 and Miss 7 for as long as I could. The reality of private school secondary fees has pushed me back out the door but into a new job that I just love. I too do a meal plan each weekend and Hubby does the shop with list in hand! This week its, M-Shepherds pie, T-Chicken casserole, W-Spag bol, T-homemade burgers and wedges for the kids and lamb and feta pasta for us grownupS much later (swimming ends at 8pm!) F-homemade pizzas, Sa-Tacos and Sunday is roast at the in-laws! ReplyCancel

This weeks meal plan Monday – Grilled Salmon with vegetables and potato curls Tuesday – Chicken mushroom stirfry with rice Wednesday – Chicken and Corn Chowder Thursday – Lamb chops with vegetables  Friday – Fish portions (kids fish fingers) with vegetables Saturday – Chorizo, mushroom and spinach penne Sunday – Sausages in bread, love easy […]

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  • This weeks meal plan sounds yummy!! I have to jump on the meal planning bandwagon!ReplyCancel

  • Utterly Organised

    Yum, your meal plan sounds fantastic!! My hubby is on holidays this week, so we are relaxing the meal plan this week and heading out a bit more as if we were on ‘holiday’ because it is a bit too hard to take one at the moment with our 7 month old and it being Winter :-)ReplyCancel

  • barbara001

    I have been looking for your receipe of chicken mushroom stirfry with rice and cannot find. Is it on your site ??

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I must say I am so pleased to be back to my weekly meal planning, during the past few weeks I wasn’t planning our meals as usual.  I didn’t meal plan because I just didn’t have the mindset to think and I didn’t have the energy to visit the grocery store for a long period.  In […]

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  • Whatever Michelle Bridges tells me I can eat! lol. Your menu plans always look so good Katrina. Coveting that cake big time!!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty

    I have a revolving fortnightly meal plan as I find thinking of new meals each week too hard.  Here is mine:
    Week 1
    Monday – Cottage PieTuesday – Bacon, brocolli and carrot rissotto
    Wednesday – Egg fried rice (meat free meal)
    Thursday – Hawaiian pizza and home made potato chips
    Friday – Spaghetti bolognaise
    Saturday – date night (buy takeaways once the kids are in bed!)
    Sunday – Easy tea – bacon and eggs on toast
    Week 2
    Monday – Sausages, corn cobs, veges
    Tuesday – roast chicken, roast potatoes, mini corn cobs, gravy and mixed veges
    Wednesday – easy tea – soup and toast/cheese on toast
    Thursday – Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, veges
    Friday – Honey pork noodle stirfry
    Saturday – Mince, vege and rice dish
    Sunday – easy tea – spaghetti and eggs on toast
    I change this menu every now and then, once we are sick of it or when the season changes.ReplyCancel

  • julie mcdonald

    The food is always good here – I have much more success with packet muffins that from scratch ones.  I think the packet mixtures are much better than they used to be – no one can tell the difference at my house and I can have a batch whipped up in 10 minutes and on a plate after 20!
    We are having Thai Green Curry tonight but that  rice may be on the menu later in the week.  ]

    Cheers – Joolz ReplyCancel

    • Ooh Thai Green Curry sounds delicious. The fried rice is really easy to make, hope you enjoy it.ReplyCancel

  • The food items really look tasty and mouth watering… Specially loved the fried rice…ReplyCancel

A few weeks ago I was ready to start the Michelle Bridges 12 week body transformation challenge.  I had completed all my preseason tasks, however the day it started was the day after my mum become really sick.  I did not have time to start the challenge and commit to the exercise routine, I wanted to […]

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  • Nelevi

    Oh mine! I will have to try just about all of these. They look scrumptious. Thanks, and good to have you back :-).ReplyCancel

    • They do don’t they, my favourite would have to be the Honey Chicken!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Cullen

    I’ve been meaning to make the fried stuffed mushrooms form Le Petit Brioche for almost a year! I even bought a big bunch of mushrooms on the weekend and thought about it,,.. but thats as far as I got, hahaReplyCancel

    • I’m not a mushroom fan, but it actually sounds really nice, you will have to let me know how they taste!ReplyCancel

  • Oh my – the Potato & Bacon Casserole and Honey Chicken recipes look amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Janey M

    I’m going to give the potato casserole a go but I’ll use grated potato. I really love hash browns- so do my hips cause thats were they end up!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Bergfeld

    Katrina, thank you so much for including my recipe in your round-up. It is much appreciated. I’m about to begin exploring some of the other recipes you’ve featured. Everything looks delicious. Have a wonderful day. Blessings…MaryReplyCancel

    • They are all so delicious, thankyou for helping me come up with something to our to our meal plan!!ReplyCancel

  • Mel

    I’m planning to do the 12wbt next season!! See you there :DReplyCancel

  • Heidi @foodiecrush

    Thank you for including my Chinese Chicken Salad in your roundup! I’ll be trying the twice cooked potatoes for sure! ReplyCancel

  • Love this idea, will be getting started on it this weekend. My husband will love the fact that I am getting rid of all those food magazines he claims I never use :-)ReplyCancel

  • Some great ideas there. Those twice cooked potatoes look yummy.ReplyCancel

  • I am salivating – thank you for the inspiration!! I just hope Michelle Bridges doesn’t see this post :)). Look after yourself. xxReplyCancel