Find 7 Days of dinner ideas in this week’s family meal plan that include salmon, pasta, a sausage casserole and a suggestion for baking an item as treat for lunch boxes.

We’ve been having some chilly rainy days lately here on the Gold Coast, so I’m planning on some serving up some hearty meals and family favourites this coming week. Plus a few suggestions for dinner options that are quick and easy to prepare and cook. I hope you find some dinner inspiration from the recipes below.

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Sausage and Smokey Bean Casserole – this is a hearty family casserole recipe by Jamie Oliver’s wife Jools. Just perfect for the colder Autumn weather.

  Find this Sausage and Smokey Bean Casserole recipe here.

Sausage and Smokey Bean Casserole


Grilled Chicken Wraps – These chicken and corn wraps sound delicious with a coriander and lime infused sour cream dressing. Wraps are such a great dinner option for when you want something healthy that is also quick and easy.

  Find this Grilled Chicken Wraps recipe here.

grilled chicken wraps


Pork Fried Rice – Fried rice has to be one of those family meals that ticks all the boxes – healthy, quick to make, able to include heaps of veggies and a meal that the majority of people like. This recipe below uses BBQ pork, but fried rice is so versatile that any type of protein would work, or you could make a vegetarian version with tofu!

  Find this Pork Fried Rice recipe here.

pork fried rice


Tandoori Chicken Tacos – A soft chicken taco recipe with delicious tandoori and lemon yoghurt flavours. Everyone will be wanting more!

  Find this Tandoori Chicken tacos recipe here.

tandoori chicken tacos


Creamy Beef Gnocchi – my new gnocchi recipe is now a firm family favourite dinner! The combination of pan fried gnocchi and a creamy beef bolognese is bound to be hit with your family members.

  Find my Creamy Beef Gnocchi recipe here.

Creamy Beef Gnocchi Recipe


Salmon and Salad – This recipe from celebrity chef Curtis Stone has sesame crusted salmon pieces, a salad bursting with veggies and a miso flavoured yoghurt dressing.

  Find this Salmon and Salad recipe here.

Salmon and salad recipe


Chicken and Roast Pumpkin Pasta Bake – With chicken, baby spinach leaves, roast pumpkin, macaroni and a cheesy sauce, this recipe is pasta bake heaven. I like to serve it with a side salad or steamed veggies.

  Find my Chicken and Roast Pumpkin pasta bake recipe here.

Chicken and Roast Pumpkin Pasta Bake recipe


Chocolate Weetbix Slice – This chocolate slice is addictive! I keep making it, and everyone in my family loves it. It is very moorish and hard to stop at just one piece.

  Find my chocolate weetbix slice recipe here.

Chocolate weetbix sliceWhat is on your meal plan this week?

Please share your family’s weekly meal plan in the comments below. I’ll pick one to share every few weeks instead of mine as it’s great to get variety and share what other families eat too!

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