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Using a weekly Family Meal Plan takes the drama out of midweek dinners. Stay balanced, save money and save your sanity!

Meal Plan Week 4

This is the 4th weekly family meal plan I will be sharing on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok, and so many of you asked for all of the info in one place, so here it is. Watch out for the videos of each recipe coming each night this week, so you can cook along.

The meal plan this week is also extra handy as every meal takes less than 30 minutes to cook from start to finish. Whoop!

For reference, I shopped for this Meal Plan in April 2022 at Aldi and it cost £35.09.

Why use a weekly food planner?

⭐️ 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 of my Weekly Meal Plans here:

Meal Plan 3 – £35 from Tesco
Meal Plan 2 – £33 from Aldi
Meal Plan 1 – £35 from Aldi

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

⭐️ Swap the white onion in the recipe for red onion. I used x2 onions instead of one as they were super small.

⭐️ Use x3 green peppers and x4 sticks of celery (which is more than stated in the recipe) to up the veg quota to two portions per serving.

⭐️ Use the 400g pack of chicken rather than 500g in the recipe as this was the pack size available.

A big pan full of Cajun Chicken Pasta, topped with basil.
4.99 from 72 votes

Cajun Chicken Pasta {One Pan Recipe}

A super tasty one pan dinner recipe, packed with cajun flavours and extra vegetables. You'll love this Cajun Chicken Pasta recipe.
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Dinner 2

⭐️ Serve with wraps and Greek salad

⭐️ Use x4 tomatoes, half of the olives jar, a red onion, a pepper and a third of the cucumber to make the Greek salad (I left out the feta cheese, but you could add to the shopping list if you wish). The Greek salad dressing is optional too if you have time/ingredients. If you don’t, sprinkle on a little olive oil, mint or oregano and salt you’re good to go!

⭐️ Use the natural yoghurt instead of Greek yoghurt for the dip.

Lamb kofta kebabs recipe with flatbreads and Greek salad and tzatziki.
5 from 39 votes

Lamb Koftas {with Tzatziki}

These easy Lamb Koftas are so quick to make and perfect for the grill or barbecue. This lamb mince recipe is the taste of summer holidays. Serve with creamy tzatziki to serve.
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Dinner 3

⭐️ Serve with potato salad and sweetcorn salsa.

⭐️ For the potato salad: Boil the new potatoes until cooked, add mayonnaise and chopped red onion.

⭐️ For the sweetcorn salsa: Mix the tin of sweetcorn, with a third of the cucumber, red onion, 1 red pepper and 100g of yoghurt.

⭐️ Omit the lime juice and cress.

Halloumi burger with sweet chilli mayo in a brioche bun.
4.84 from 36 votes

Halloumi Burger {15 Minute Meal}

This vegetarian Halloumi Burger recipe is SO easy and tasty. Crunchy on the outside, gooey melty goodness in the middle, with sweet chilli mayo sauce and avocado – it’s a delicious dinner that’s ready in about 15 minutes.
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Dinner 4

⭐️ Serve with Egg Fried Rice. I served with the recipe linked, but minus the eggs, so NOT egg fried rice! (As there was already plenty of protein in the pork of the Yuk Sung).

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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Dinner 5

⭐️ Serve with a tapas board. 

⭐️ For the tapas: Use the baguettes sliced and toasted, x3 sliced peppers, half the jar of olives, the Spanish mixed meats/cheese pack, Spanish grains, the pack of cherry tomatoes. (Sangria on the side is optional if you’d like to add it. 🤩) All items on the shopping list.

Pil Pil Prawn Shrimp with Garlic and Chilli.
4.58 from 76 votes

Gambas Pil Pil {Prawns with Garlic and Chilli}

This easy Pil Pil Prawns recipe is super quick and simple but totally delicious. A perfect Spanish supper dish and sunshine treat.
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Quick reminder, the printable shopping list can be found here.

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  1. Absolutely love these meal plans, makes food shopping easy and all the meals have been a hit! 🙂

  2. Do these recipes really feed 4 adults? I have a house full of boys, I’m thinking I may need to double up?

    1. Hi Julie, obviously it depends on your appetite but these are based on standard portion sizes or thereabouts, so say 125g of mince. Sometimes there is less meat and more veg etc to save money. Of course you can adapt and add more! They aren’y ridiculous like 1 chicken breast between 4 or anything though!!

  3. I made the lamb koftas and the flat breads- Wow! The recipes were so easy and the end result was so tasty. I was especially surprised as how easy the flat breads were to make and they will definitely be made for other dishes. Ideal for gluten free cooking. I bought the dip and made a salad with figs and cheese to go with them. A huge success, thank you so much. 😀

  4. Wow! Made these tonight! Big hit with the family & sooo tasty! Will definitely be making them again! I’ve just started your Week 4 Menu Plan & followed the shopping list (plus extras I needed!) Excited to try the rest of the meals! Xx