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5 Nights, 5 Meals, No Waste

Is working out what to cook and eat this week one big decision too many? We v. much feel your pain...

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)

2 avocados

4 carrots

1 red onion

1 white onion

1 mango

Salad leaves

4 tomatoes

4 red chillies

Small white cabbage

6 mushrooms

250g maris piper potatoes OR 2 medium jacket potatoes

3 limes

1 lemon


Parsley (optional)






1 tin sweetcorn

1 pack small tortillas (we like the Wahaca At Home ones)

Brown rice

Red wine vinegar

Olive oil

Small bag frozen butternut squash chunks

White wine vinegar

200g tagliatelle


Dried oregano

Ground cumin

The dishes: