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This latest family meal plan includes the introduction of THREE brand new recipes for you to try, as well as two old favourites. 

These dinners include quick wins, a slow cooker saviour and new flavour combinations. Mix and match them for the days that most suit your family schedule!

Collage of 5 recipes for meal plan 25

We’re trying out a few new flavours this week to keep life interesting. These healthy, easy and delicious dinners are suitable for the whole family and I think there might be a few you’ll be repeating over and over again! 

From a brand new trusty slow cooker curry recipe to a wonderful new one-pot pasta (always a hit with the kids), we’re also trying out a new gnocchi dish (LOVE) and a couple of old popular classics (Courgette Fritters and Yuk Sung).

I’ll be sharing this meal plan on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok, so watch out for the videos so you can cook along.

For reference, I shopped for this Meal Plan in June 2023 at Aldi and it cost £35.16

Why use a family meal plan?

⭐️ Knowing exactly what food to buy for avoids food waste, saving you money.

⭐️ Having a plan for dinner avoids the mental load of “what’s for dinner?” question every night.

The printable shopping list can be found here.

You can find more Meal Plans here:

Meal Plan 24 – ⭐️ FIVE new recipes⭐️

Meal Plan 23 – Five dinners under £30

Meal Plan 22 – Menu plan with 3 BRAND NEW recipes

My book “What’s for Dinner?” with 100 recipes in 30 minutes is OUT NOW! Order it here…

Some tips for using a family meal planner:

➡️ Check for any items on the shopping list that you already have in your cupboard.

➡️ Maybe think about doubling up and freezing a recipe or two where the recipes are suitable, so save cooking another day or for the weekend.

➡️ Remove ingredients for any meals that you don’t want to cook.

➡️ The shopping list includes the cheapest version of each ingredient. Obviously if you want to buy lower fat mince or free range etc, that’s personal choice.

➡️ All of the recipes are to serve 4, so if you’re cooking for 2, simply halve the ingredients.

Weekly Meal Ideas: The Recipes

Dinner 1

⭐️ A BRAND NEW one pot recipe.

⭐️ A rich, smoky, hearty bowl of deliciousness, ready in about 30 minutes.

A pan with pasta, chicken, bacon, cheese and peppers, ready to be served.
5 from 30 votes

BBQ Chicken Pasta {One Pan}

This one pan BBQ Chicken Pasta recipe has bacon bits and cheese on top for a full, delicious, comforting meal that’s super simple and ready in about 30 minutes.
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Dinner 2

⭐️ A vegetarian favourite – perfect for freezing leftovers.

⭐️ Serve with Jacket Potatoes (on the shopping list).

⭐️ If you are using our shopping list we have included brown onions rather than red, but use red if you already have them. We also shopped at Aldi this week which doesn’t sell fresh dill – it really is worth going to another supermarket for – I promise!

Courgette fritters on a board with a creamy dip.
4.80 from 94 votes

Easy Courgette Fritters {with Feta Cheese}

These Easy Courgette and Feta Fritters are as simple as they are delicious. Oven-bake for a healthy, golden finish and enjoy as finger food or as part of a meal. Packed with flavour and mouth-wateringly good.
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Dinner 3

⭐️ Super simple slow cooker curry.

⭐️ Serve with rice (on the shopping list – share with a side for Dinner 5).

⭐️ If you have shopped from our shopping list there will be ingredients to make up a super speedy dip to serve alongside this (and increase your veg count) – finely chop fresh mint and cucumber and mix with leftover greek yoghurt – simple and delicious!

A big slow cooker pan filled with chicken korma curry and topped with almond flakes, ready to be served.
5 from 114 votes

Slow Cooker Chicken Korma {Easy Recipe}

My simplified version of this much-loved curry dish is cooked long and slow to get that depth of flavour, while remaining light and mild at the same time. This Slow Cooker Chicken Korma makes a delicious weekend fakeaway or simple midweek meal.
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Dinner 4

⭐️ Another veggie dish packed with flavour and goodness.

⭐️ All-in-one meal that’s ready in about 30 minutes.

An oven dish filled with baked cheesy gnocchi with broccoli, and a spoon ready to serve up.
5 from 35 votes

Cheesy Baked Gnocchi {with Broccoli}

This deliciously creamy Cheesy Gnocchi Bake with Broccoli is indulgent but super simple. Ready in 30 minutes and heavenly.
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Dinner 5

⭐️ A delicious and quick fakeaway – that’s actually healthy!

⭐️ Serve with rice (on the shopping list – share with a side for Dinner 3).

⭐️ This recipe calls for 2-3 little gem lettuces as cups for the pork – if you are using our shopping list I have included a pack of 2, this is very dependant on size, so buy more if they are small. We haven’t shopped for chillies to go on top so add these if you like a little extra heat.

Easy Pork Yuk Sung Chinese Lettuce Wraps ready to eat.
4.84 from 68 votes

Easy Pork Yuk Sung {Chinese Lettuce Wraps}

On the table in under 30 minutes, this delicious and healthy pork Yuk Sung family friendly recipe is so easy to make. It's the perfect midweek supper or ideal as a starter.
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Quick reminder, the printable shopping list can be found here.

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Hi, I'm Sarah. I help busy people decide 'What's for Dinner?' Find hundreds of recipes here, and also in my bestselling recipe book. Hope my recipes make your life easier ❤️

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