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Healthy, budget friendly meal ideas for the family

This post is sponsored by Coles I admit I am satisfied with meat and 3 veg for dinner, it’s easy and budget friendly. Favourites would be oven baked chicken breast or BBQ’d sausage, mashed potato and vegetables making regular occurrences on our weekly meal plan. Coles have given me the challenge to create three family friendly, not […]

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  • Andrea

    Thank you Kat, I am always trying to come up with ways to use up left over sausages and sausage sandwich get a little boring. Going to try that vegetable bake.ReplyCancel

  • Jan

    Yum those sausage rolls look great, my kids would love to have them in their lunchboxes, love your ideas, they are always realistic and very family friendly.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh thank you Jan! My kids love them too, a big family favourite!ReplyCancel

  • Lydia B

    My kids love sausages, but I must admit I am a bit boring when it comes to being creative, love all these ideas, I know my kids will eat all of these and they have some fresh vegetables hidden inside too, my 2 year old is so fussy.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      They are perfect Linda for hiding fresh veggies inside!ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    Sausage pasta is a very cheap meal in our house. I am a vegetarian so I have to do two separate meals. One fort partner and daughter then one for me. Sausage pasta is my favourite to make as it is done so quickly. I cook 4 meat sausages and 2 veggie sausages then boil pasta up and add a jar of pasta sauce. When the sausages are cooked, I chop them up and put into separate bowls and add the sauce and serve with garlic bread or salad. Costs me roughly £2.00 to make that. Thanks for the sausage roll recipe! I will definitely try that as my partner and daughter love sausage rolls! XReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Helen, these sound so good! I’m sure your family will love the sausage roll!ReplyCancel

  • Mandee

    The link to Teriyaki chicken and veg stir fry isn’t working…ReplyCancel

Chicken & Coconut Curry Meatballs

 Through my childhood I was always served meat and 3 veg.  And I must admit sausages or chicken schnitzel, mash and vegetables would have to be one of my favourite weeknight meals.  However, sometimes I like to fancy it up and this Chicken & Coconut Curry Meatballs is exactly that. Chicken Curry Meatballs   Print […]

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  • Diane Medley

    Nut allergy here…. What could I substitute for coconut?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      I would leave out the coconut all together then Diane although you could add in some finely diced capsicum insteadReplyCancel

  • Helen Broadbridge

    I would like to say a big thankyou to you Julie, who posts such encouraging posts each day. I also work and have a gorgeous granddaughter I care for, but still find the time to click onto your page every two days and get my inspiration. Thankyou
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  • Megan Hall

    Coconut is a palm and not a nut. The coconut itself is a seed. ReplyCancel

  • Megan Hall

    Definitely best to avoid then. I would just leave it out.ReplyCancel

  • Jessi Jones

    Could I just use chicken mince instead?ReplyCancel

  • […] are easy to make and they’re a great dish to cook in bulk and freeze in serves for nights like this. Jennifer […]ReplyCancel

BBQ Flavoured Shredded Chicken

Earlier this year I learnt how to easily shred chicken, read more here.  The kids have been really enjoying it on their sandwiches for school, but I thought I would add a bit of flavour as my Mr 11 loves BBQ sauce!  This recipe takes at least an hour on the stove, but it is […]

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Spiced Chicken Noodle Salad

This is a great quick and easy midweek meal, can be made ahead of time if needed and is filled with loads of crispy vegetables. Spiced Chicken Noodle Salad   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 40 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Salad Serves: 5 Ingredients SALAD 400g chicken […]

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  • Narelle

    Yay, a recipe fit for the healthy, no artificial ingredients and made from whole foods. However, brown sugar is just processed white sugar with the molasses added back in (all these years I thought it was less processed) a good addition would be rapadura sugar (dried sugar cane juice) and check the label of the fish sauce for MSG. Thanks, will make this one on the weekend. Have a good one : ) x xReplyCancel

  • Narelle

    Learning from each other inspires us both : )ReplyCancel

Healthy Teriyaki Chicken with vegetables and noodles

Healthy Teriyaki Chicken with vegetables and noodles   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Chicken Serves: 5 Ingredients 2tsp sesame oil 750g Coles RSPCA approved chicken breast, cut into strips 1 onion, chopped into wedges 3 teaspoon garlic, minced 150g mushrooms, sliced 1 […]

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Chicken and Vegetable Pasta Bake

 I love sneaking in vegetables, the kids never even noticed!! Chicken and Vegetable Pasta Bake   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 40 mins Total time 50 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Main Serves: 6 Ingredients 350g dried spiral pasta 1 large zucchini, halved, sliced ½ cup cauliflower, cut into small florets 1 […]

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  • Um… yum is all I can say! Great food for a Friday evening, although I’ve just seen your link to a chicken and roast pumpkin bake….decisions decisions :o)

    Lots of love

    Nahid Aley at http://www.thethingsiloveblog.comReplyCancel

    • it’s a great way to use whatever vegetables you have in the fridge. Ooh yes the pumpkin bake is so delicious, and that’s coming from somebody that dislikes pumpkin :) ReplyCancel

  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    Yum! I love how you have included yummy veggies in here! I love pasta but it’s made so much better with the addition of veggies! Thanks :-) ReplyCancel

  • Susan Rochford

    Whoa, a whole chicken plus pasta and veg, surely you could use 1/2 a chicken and get two meals out of this. Great way to get the kids to eat cauliflower too.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    Yet another win with my fussy family of 5! Thankyou for another fantastic meal, so yummy & easy to make!
    Its great for kids cos the flavour isn’t over powering & we can sneak extra vegies in ;-)Thankyou! My family is loving your recipes!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Love it Lisa, I’m so happy to hear they enjoyed it, and your right there is room for heaps more vegetables in this recipe, you could add brocolli, corn, carrots, cabbage, onion. What did you add?ReplyCancel

Healthy Spinach Chicken Roll

My local butcher sells a really yummy spinach, cream cheese and bacon chicken roll wrapped in puff pastry, it is very yummy, but pricey and not so healthy.  I love buying things like these that I can purchase, pop in the oven for 30 minutes, make a few veges and dinner is done, a simple […]

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  • kath

    instead of browning in the pan, you could spray with oil and sprinkle some seasoning over the top too! or roll in buttered bread crumbs.ReplyCancel

  • Ally

    Looks amazing. Perhaps throw in some garlic and onion into the cream cheese too. I’m going to have to try this too. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Maryandlil

    yum that looks delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Gayle

    I made something similar a few weeks ago without the cream cheese, but instead of a roll I make it in a loaf tin like a meatloaf. I put prosciutto in the base, then half filled with chicken breast mince, then a layer of garlicky baby spinach, then more chicken mince. It was great. I served it withc pureed roasted capsicum, next time I’ll probably put a layer of roasted capsicum in it.ReplyCancel

    • Gayle

      I just realised after seeing my picture, I also put sauteed mushrooms and leek in it.ReplyCancel

      • rachel

        How long do you bake it for Gayle? The same sort of timing as Kat, 40-45 mins at 180?
        Thanks, R.ReplyCancel

  • Penny Davidson

    My 9yo daughter helps me make something similar but we take thin slices of chicken breast, spread cream cheese in the middle, add some apricots (canned or dried, we’ve even put craisins and macadamias in the middle) roll up the breast then wrap it in a folded sheet of filo pastry and bake at 180 for 15-20mins. We make enough for a couple of meals and freeze the others. The pastry round the outside is a favourite in this house and much lower in fat content than puff pastry (although I made them with puff the other day and the kids loved them)ReplyCancel

  • Sheridan Ridley

    This looks amazing. I have already meal planned this wk but I think I am going to have to try this next wk!
    P.s. We have the same food processor

    meandmyreadymadefamily.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • Ziggy

    Wow, love all these ideas and variations…will try them all. ps have the same processor :).ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Macey

    Hmmm yum! That looks so delicious! I knew my family wouldn’t eat that though, so I made my own version of this (closer to what you said the original was like) and my family thought it was awesome!!!! I blogged about it on my blog. Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Nicole x

    http://houseofnicnax.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/the-not-so-healthy-chicken-cheese-and.htmlReplyCancel

  • No_Underscore

    Have you made this a week in advanced and just left it in the freezer before?ReplyCancel

  • Lucy

    Do you need to defrost before baking or do you bake straight from the freezer?ReplyCancel

  • K-Lee

    Kat, what did you serve this with? Gonna make it for dinner tonight and can’t decide! :) ReplyCancel

  • Lyn Head

    I’ve made this twice now, second time I added some sautéed mushrooms and toasted pine nuts – I put them between the cream chees and spinach – delicious!ReplyCancel

Sweet Chilli, Ginger And Lemongrass Chicken Burritos

Sweet Chilli, Ginger And Lemongrass Chicken Burritos   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 35 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Easy Meals Serves: 4 Ingredients Maggi Stir Fry Creations Sweet Chilli, Ginger and Lemongrass 500g chicken breast, cut into strips ½ red onion 1 red capsicum ½ cucumber 1 […]

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Creamy Chicken and Pumpkin Pasta

This Creamy Chicken and Pumpkin Pasta is delicious.  There are a few steps to make this recipe – roast pumpkin, cook pasta and make mushroom/chicken mixture.  You can roast the pumpkin ahead of time and heat before adding.  I made the pumpkin when making the dinner and then started cooking the chicken/mushroom mixture 10 minutes […]

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  • Kristy

    I was just about to start my menu planning for next week when this popped up on my bloglovin. Will be adding this one for sure. Thanks for sharing :) ReplyCancel

    • good timing, hope your family enjoys itReplyCancel

      • Kristy

        We had it last night, it was very tasty, I think when I make it next I might make more sauce for it though as it was very tasty but there wasn’t enough of it :) ReplyCancel

  • [...] Thursday – Creamy Chicken and Pumpkin Pasta [...]ReplyCancel

  • Amanda White

    Made this for dinner tonight – yum…it was delicious!!
    The addition of the pumpkin really stepped it up ;-) . I only had spaghetti so used that instead, also didn’t have seeded mustard so used a smaller amount of Hot English, think Dijon would also be nice. The only other change I made was to add some parmesan cheese. Definitely will be making this again and yes probably a little more sauce as the pasta soaks it up.
    Thanks Katrina for sharing :-) ReplyCancel

    • The spaghetti would of been a fun element, I also like your idea of using parmesan, so please your family enjoyed itReplyCancel

  • BJC

    would love to know if anyone has been able to convert to suit Thermo?ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Hood

    Sounds delish and is full of everything our family loves (except mushrooms for master 15 so will cook when he’s not home). I’ve been using light cooking cream in place of cream in my ‘creamy’ based meals and no one notices any difference. ReplyCancel

Honey, Soy and Garlic Chicken Sausage Rolls

Honey, Soy and Garlic Chicken Sausage Rolls   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 55 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Lunchbox Chicken Serves: 50 Ingredients 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs 1 Maggi Stir Fry Creations Honey Soy & Garlic 500g chicken mince 1 egg 1 zucchini 1 carrot ½ onion […]

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Chicken Bolognese

This chicken bolognese is a great twist to one of my kids favourite dishes, spaghetti bolognese. Chicken Bolognese   Print Ingredients 1 brown onion, finely diced 1 stick celery, finely diced 4 mushrooms, finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, finely sliced 1 bay leaf 500g chicken breast mince 1 tbsp tomato paste 400g diced tomatoes 2tsp soy sauce […]

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Super Easy – Garlic Chicken Panko Strips

A friend of mine introduced me to panko breadcrumbs.  The best way to describe they are like a flaky breadcrumb with a crisp and crunchy end result.  I added some panko crumbs to chicken tenderloins, oven baked them and they were so good!  You can find step by step details below. Ooh and…. the kids loved […]

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  • Thanks for sharing this recipe, I’ve always wondered about panko breadcrumbs, now I have an opportunity to try them! I think my three year old will like this recipe too! great substitute for chicken nuggets…ReplyCancel