Why does the evening meal always come at the end of a busy day when you feel tired? The big question is, how do you create a wholesome dinner that your kids will eat, without spending hours slaving over a hot stove? Don’t worry, these five healthy dinner recipes suggestions can be made with the minimum of fuss.
A Meaty Casserole
One pot meals are nutritious, comforting, and easy to put together (and good for sneaking into the brew healthy veggies and beans that the kids might normally turn their noses up at). Sear the meat and put in the pot along with onion, vegetable and stock. Cook slowly for tender meat.
A favourite meal that everyone will look forward to coming home to. Fry lean minced beef in olive oil, add gravy and herbs to taste, add chopped carrots and peas. Transfer to baking dish, cover with mash potato, little dash of cayenne pepper (livens up the crust!), grated edam cheese, sprinkle bread-crumbs (Cumberland Pie).
Toad in the Hole
A treasured tradition in a lot of Irish families; this dish tastes great with good quality sausages in Yorkshire pudding or mashed potato. Serve with onion gravy. Children absolutely adore this not just because it’s delicious, but also because of the name.
Choose whole chicken or joint of lamb, ham or beef – Then just bung it in the oven with mixed roast vegetables, or chips (minimum prep). Leftovers make delicious, nutritious sandwiches, wraps and salads for school lunch-boxes. Simmer remaining bones with celery, carrot and onion for homemade stock (freeze) ready for later. Read our tips on cooking a roast dinner over in our tips section.
You’ll find all the meat you need for these recipes in The Butcher’s Block. Be sure to keep an eye on our specials each week so you can plan ahead.