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Mar 10th, 2016, 20:33 PM  
jade may
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Family meals recipes HELP

Hi everyone I'm looking for recipes that I can do for me and my 3 kids. They are 2 3 5 and eat pretty much everything apart from fish. Im looking for recipes that are fast and we can all eat together. They all love pasta so I do alot of pasta buts it's all very samey. I need some fresh ideas so I'm not doing the normal pasta bake or jacket potato. I'm joinging slimming world Monday but feeling a little nervous. Any help and idea would be much appreciated
 
Mar 10th, 2016, 21:45 PM  
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There's a lovely SW lasagne recipe, and there's always bolognese and chilli (I assume mild for the little 'un's lol)

There's a couple of macaroni cheese recipes too if you like those.

The good thing with SW is that you can throw anything into a dish and cook it I love experimenting with recipes. Some of my best ones have been random!
Chorizo pasta is another favourite of mine, if the kids don't like chorizo chicken or bacon works well too-
Pasta
Chorizo (or chicken or bacon), sliced
Tin of chopped tomatoes
An onion, chopped
Basil
Garlic
Chilli flakes (sometimes)

Cook the pasta and whilst that's cooking, cook the meat and then add the rest of the ingredients. Then add the pasta to the rest, mix together and serve. If it's too dry, I add some passata too.

Or Philly pasta:
Pasta
2 x small Philly Light
100ml chicken stock
Chicken, sliced
Green beans, cut in half/thirds
Onion, sliced
Garlic salt
Mixed herbs

Set the pasta cooking. Add the green beans to the pasta it's almost done.
Cook the chicken, then add the onion.
Mix the garlic salt and mixed herbs into the Philly.
Drain the pasta and green beans and add them to the chicken and onion and pour in the chicken stock and Philly mix to the rest and mix together well.

The Philly recipe is what I do for one person, but you could probably double it and it would be an ok portion for 4 people... There's quite a bit but I really enjoy it!

There are plenty of recipes on the SW website too, so once you get access and find your way around the site, just type in and ingredient into the recipe search box, and it'll show you a whole list of them
 
 
Mar 10th, 2016, 22:10 PM  
jade may
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Hi Sarah thank you so much for getting back to me. All of those sound great. I'm excited to start experimenting but I don't want anything that's going to take too long so those ideas sounds perfect. I like recipes that don't take alot and I can't just chuck everything in ;-) I'm not lazy I promise liky I just want dinner to be easy because my oldest is now at school so want the evenings to spend with her. How are you finding slimming world? Do you think it fits into life easy if that even makes sense. I have my first group on Monday so really looking forward to picking everyone's brain
 
Mar 10th, 2016, 22:51 PM  
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Have a look through the recipe thread. Having pasta, rice, lean meat and potatoes as free foods makes cooking for a family really easy. Or the recipes can provide a base that you just have to tweak so that your children will enjoy them too (as they need a certain amount of fat when they're growing).
 
Mar 10th, 2016, 22:53 PM  
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I love SW. I've been a member for years, and it is really simple (once you get your head round it) but it can fit into whatever you like.
I would suggest batch cooking things too, maybe a Sunday or something, batch cook even 1 dish and freeze it, you've at least got something to heat up when you don't have any time one night.
 
 
Mar 10th, 2016, 22:58 PM  
jade may
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OK brilliant I'll have a look. I'm mainly just wanted the kids to eat the same at tea time with me and lunch time I'd probably do a salad of some sort for me and different for them so there still getting everything. I just need to find some good recipes and I can get going. I think once I've done my first week and been to slimming world group I think I'll have a better knowledge and hopefully make some good changes to my diet
 
Mar 10th, 2016, 23:00 PM  
jade may
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Hi Sarah batch cooking sounds good. So I could batch book like curry's and spagetti bowls ect? Do you defrost them over night or can you cook from frozen?
 
Mar 10th, 2016, 23:10 PM  
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Yeah I've batch cooked lots of things - chilli, bolognese, cottage pie, curry, casseroles, etc.
And I've done both - cook from frozen and thawed overnight
 
 
Mar 10th, 2016, 23:12 PM  
jade may
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Sounds great I'll let you all know how everything goes got my first meeting Monday. I'm going to spend some time planning tomorrow get the shopping ordered and I'll be ready for my first week
 
Mar 21st, 2016, 12:05 PM  
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There's a lovely SW lasagne recipe, and there's always bolognese and chilli (I assume mild for the little 'un's lol)

There's a couple of macaroni cheese recipes too if you like those.

The good thing with SW is that you can throw anything into a dish and cook it I love experimenting with recipes. Some of my best ones have been random!
Chorizo pasta is another favourite of mine, if the kids don't like chorizo chicken or bacon works well too-
Pasta
Chorizo (or chicken or bacon), sliced
Tin of chopped tomatoes
An onion, chopped
Basil
Garlic
Chilli flakes (sometimes)

Cook the pasta and whilst that's cooking, cook the meat and then add the rest of the ingredients. Then add the pasta to the rest, mix together and serve. If it's too dry, I add some passata too.

Or Philly pasta:
Pasta
2 x small Philly Light
100ml chicken stock
Chicken, sliced
Green beans, cut in half/thirds
Onion, sliced
Garlic salt
Mixed herbs

Set the pasta cooking. Add the green beans to the pasta it's almost done.
Cook the chicken, then add the onion.
Mix the garlic salt and mixed herbs into the Philly.
Drain the pasta and green beans and add them to the chicken and onion and pour in the chicken stock and Philly mix to the rest and mix together well.

The Philly recipe is what I do for one person, but you could probably double it and it would be an ok portion for 4 people... There's quite a bit but I really enjoy it!

There are plenty of recipes on the SW website too, so once you get access and find your way around the site, just type in and ingredient into the recipe search box, and it'll show you a whole list of them

nice recipe
 
 
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