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    Question PLease share some Cheap easy & relatively healthy recipes ?

    Im feeling quite bored with our current meal plans and want to shake things up abit, Please share your recipes.

    I am no masterchef so the easier the better.

    THanks in advance

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    Here's a few of my easy go to meals. ..

    Chicken pieces (can be v thighs, breasts, on the bone just adjust cooking time)... drizzle with oil, rub pesto on them, can scatter cherry tomatoes or onions or garlic and roast in oven. Serve with veg.

    Pasta. . cook any pasta you like. .. in s fry pan brown chicken, bacon. ..deglaze pan with s little white wine though not necessary. Add garlic and some broccoli then some cream and cheese. Add pasta. Yum. (I also do wine cheese and cream with smoked salmon)

    I'm not sure what else. .I do heaps of quick things. .. what kind of food do you like?

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    I made this last night, I put the rice on while DH and DS was in the shower and quickly cut my veg and meat. Then fed DS and once he was down at 6.55 I started dinner. It was served at 7.03 which is important as I wanted to watch the block!!
    It's from my menu planner that's why it looks all fancy!!

    Ginger beef and vegetable stir-fry

    Ingredients
    350 g lean beef sirloin steak, sliced on the diagonal
    1 teaspoon sesame oil
    6 cm piece ginger, thinly sliced
    olive oil cooking spray
    4 green onions, sliced on the diagonal
    200 g snow peas, trimmed, sliced in half on the diagonal
    1 red capsicum, sliced
    2 tablespoons reduced-salt soy sauce
    cooked brown rice, to serve
    150 g bean sprouts
    2 tsp cornflower
    1/2 cup water
    1 tsp brown sugar
    1 Tbsp oyster sauce

    Notes / Directions
    1. Place steak, sesame oil and ginger into a shallow ceramic dish. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes if time permits.

    2. Heat a wok over high heat until hot. Spray with oil. Add one-third of the beef. Stir-fry for 1 minute or until browned. Remove to a plate. Repeat twice with remaining beef, spraying wok each time.

    3. Spray wok lightly with oil. Add vegetables and stir-fry for 3 minutes or until just tender.

    4. Return beef to wok with soy sauce, oyster sauce, brown sugar, water and cornflower. Stir-fry for 1 minute or until heated through. Serve with brown rice.

    I have more in my meal planner if your interested

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    BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER SNACKS
    MONDAY Pancakes w fresh fruit chicken salad wraps Sheppards pie Piece of fruit w yoghurt or race cakes with spread or cheese or sandwhich
    TUESDAY Choice of cereal mini pizzas w salad Tuna bake with steamed veg Piece of fruit w yoghurt or race cakes with spread or cheese or sandwhich
    WEDNESDAY Fresh fruit w yohurt Jaffles
    French onion chops w veg & mash Piece of fruit w yoghurt or race cakes with spread or cheese or sandwhich
    THURSDAY Choice of cereal tuna salad wraps Curry sausages steamed veg & rice Piece of fruit w yoghurt or race cakes with spread or cheese or sandwhich
    FRIDAY Toast w spead veg fritters with fried rice Spaghetti bol Piece of fruit w yoghurt or race cakes with spread or cheese or sandwhich
    SATURDAY ceareal or fresh fruit w yoghurt Ham pineapple and cheese scrolls TAKE OUT NIGHT Piece of fruit w yoghurt or race
    cakes with spread or cheese or sandwhich
    SUNDAY bacon sausages and spaghetti/baked beans w toast tuna pea & corn bake Sausages, veg & gravy Piece of fruit w yoghurt or race cakes with spread or cheese or sandwhich


    THis is this weeks meal plan. I onyl had to shop for fresh stuff all the meat if being used up from my chest freezer so i only spent like $60 on groceries but this is generally it give or take a few changes.

    would like to try some new things for sure

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    pea and ham soup is easy and cheap if u have a slow cooker. Just put it on in the morning and its awesome by dinner time. Best of all, with a big enough cooker you can make enough to have leftovers for lunches or quick dinner later. Great for hiding some vegies in too!

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    Yes have a slow cooker thanks



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    Subbing, our menu plan could do with some changes too!

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    Vegeroni is a yummy tasty one my Mum made for us all the time...

    Can tomato soup
    Cooking cream
    Bacon pieces
    Onion
    Pasta... Something like shells works well
    Cheese

    Boil pasta set aside... Fry onion & bacon in fry pan once onion is cooked pour in soup & cream (the philadelphia cooking cream works well) once boiling turn heat off, sprinkle handful on grated cheese on cooked pasta pour over sauce & mix... Mum always served with a BBQ chook, but you could cook some chicken with the bacon & onion... Also can add any veg you like, even though its called vegeroni there isn't anything vegetarian about it! We've added mushrooms & asparagus... Either way it's quick, cheap, easy & ready in 10 mins!

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