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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 6

This is the 6th 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.

For reference, I shopped for this Meal Plan in May 2022 at Aldi and it cost £32.57.

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 5 – £35 from Aldi
Meal Plan 4 – 30 Minute Meals
Meal Plan 3 – £35 from Tesco

Some tips for using a family meal plan:

➡️ 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

⭐️ For the cheese you can use 75g of cheddar from your shopping list as a substitution OR add a ball of buffalo mozzarella to your shopping (there are notes in the recipe).

⭐️ Serve with baked potatoes and chopped salad (lettuce, 1/3 cucumber and 1 pepper – dress with some olive oil/balsamic vinegar/dressing whatever you like to serve on salad).

⭐️ Reserve the leftover passata for the beef enchiladas recipe later in the week.

A baking dish with pizza topped chicken, ready to eat.
5 from 11 votes

Pizza Topped Chicken {30 Minute Meal}

The best way to jazz up a chicken breast recipe is here – and the whole family will love it! Enjoy this Pizza Topped Chicken recipe.
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Dinner 2

⭐️ Served with homemade chips, peas and a yoghurt and cucumber dip.

⭐️ Annoyingly, Aldi don’t sell breadcrumbs right now. You can either buy them elsewhere or you can make your own. Make your own by putting stale bread into a food processor or grating it. You can freeze it first to make it easier.

⭐️ To make the dip: mix 2/3 cucumber cut into tiny chunks, with 250g yoghurt and the juice of 1/2 a lemon (add more to taste).

Homemade salmon fish fingers on a serving board, with a bowl of peas, tomato ketchup, tar tar sauce and homemade chips on the side.
5 from 5 votes

Homemade Salmon Fish Fingers

This Salmon Fish Fingers Recipe that's so easy to make and full of flavour for a simple family dinner in just 30 minutes.
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Dinner 3

⭐️ I used the small tortillas from Aldi, but you could use large ones if you want a neater enchilada wrap!

⭐️ Use the partial carton of passata that you saved from earlier in the week (along with another full one).

⭐️ Serve with a dollop of the yoghurt.

Prepare ahead for your family dinner with this delicious Chilli Beef Enchiladas recipe, topped with cheese.
4.94 from 30 votes

Beef Enchiladas {Easy Cheesy Recipe!}

This family-friendly Chilli Beef Enchiladas recipe is the ultimate all-in-one delicious midweek meal that everyone will love. So much flavour!
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Dinner 4

⭐️ Use 200g of cream cheese rather than 250g in the recipe, as that’s the size of the Aldi packs.

⭐️ Use the peas from your shopping rather than petit pois in the recipe.

⭐️ Replace the parmesan in the recipe with 75g cheddar from the shopping list. (What can I say, I LIKE IT CHEESY!)

Quick and simple cream cheese pasta on a plate with peas and parsley on top. Ready to serve.
5 from 39 votes

Cream Cheese Pasta {10 Minute Meal}

This Cream Cheese Pasta recipe is a super speedy 10 minute midweek meal. Add whatever vegetables or meat you have in the fridge and you're good to go.
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Dinner 5

⭐️ This recipe actually serves 6, so you will end up with 2 extra portions for lunch or to freeze for later.

⭐️ Serve with boiled rice. Garnish with the salted peanuts.

⭐️ If you don’t have a slow cooker, there are oven instructions on the recipe post.

Sweet potato and peanut butter vegan stew in a slow cooker, garnished with peanuts and parsley.
4.99 from 137 votes

Sweet Potato & Peanut Butter Vegan Stew {Slow Cooker Recipe}

This Sweet Potato & Peanut Butter Vegan Stew is comforting, creamy and totally delicious. Perfect for vegetarians, vegans or if you just want to reduce your meat intake.
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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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  1. Just done my whole weeks food shop using your recipes. After having my second baby 3 months ago, I got stuck in the rut of cooking the same meals week in week out and struggled on what to buy each week. So excited to try all these recipes! Thank you!

  2. Thank you for sharing recipes every week- some have become firm favourites , like the lamb koftas and flat breads ( have made these for friends and had to share the recipes!) I love the simplicity and value.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing these meal plans. They have really given me the kick start I needed to get back into meal planning properly after feeling overwhelmed by life (and consequently struggling to organise myself at all) for so long!
    It’s great being able to use the meal plan as a basis for the week and we just substitute any recipes that don’t fit our household with something similar or from one of your other meal plans.
    Super grateful and hope you keep going with them! Thanks again,