If you've ever found yourself doing your third post-work Sainsbury's Local shop of the week because you've got three chicken breasts, a bag of salad leaves and some pasta at home, but nothing you actually want to eat, then read on. Our meal plan will get you from Monday-Friday with one big shop five v. tasty meals and no random leftovers languishing in the fridge...
Shopping List (serves 2)
200g firm white fish fillets (cod, hake, monkfish)
2 sirloin steaks
400g chicken thighs or thigh fillets
100ml natural yoghurt
200g falafel (we like Cauldron)
1 red onion
1 white onion
4 red chillies
Small white cabbage
250g maris piper potatoes OR 2 medium jacket potatoes
1 tin sweetcorn
1 pack small tortillas (we like the Wahaca At Home ones)
Red wine vinegar
Small bag frozen butternut squash chunks
White wine vinegar
Falafel Buddha Bowl, 30 mins
This is a light, bright and quick to put together veggie bowl that will leave you feeling satisfied yet virtuous on a #meatfreemonday.
Cook the falafel according to packet instructions whilst you assemble your buddha bowl of ingredients. Use a layer of salad leaves as your base (approx. ¼ of the bag per person), then grate one carrot, roughly chop one avocado and finely chop a handful of cabbage, assembling in separate sections around each bowl as you go. Dice half a red onion with one large tomato, mix together and place in the bowl. Drizzle this all with plenty of extra virgin olive oil. Then, in a pan, lightly toast half the can of sweetcorn with a handful of chopped coriander (leave this out or swap for parsley if you hate coriander) and place in the bowl too. Make a quick dip or dressing by blending a handful of mint, one garlic clove and the natural yoghurt (reserve a tablespoon or two) and dolloping into the centre of the bowl. Top with the cooked falafel. Season well with plenty of lemon juice, salt and pepper.
NOTE: Make this vegan by swapping Greek yoghurt for soya or coconut yoghurt (CoYo is good), or if you're extra hungry, add a portion of cooked brown rice into the mix.