Sometimes you just want a meal plan which involves meals that are quick and easy to cook to make so I hope this helps. All the recipes in this easy to cook tasty meal plan involve minimal preparation and hardly any attention whilst cooking. Perfect for busy mums who have kids back at school!

How to choose easy meals for the family

I always find that easy meals to cook for the family are those which require hardly any preparation and once it is cooking you can easily leave it aside whilst doing other things. This is why I have designed this meal plan for you, the busy parents out there.

plum and quinoa salad
Plum and quinoa salad

Who can enjoy this meal plan?

I have written the meal plan and associated shopping list, which is available to subscribers of my meal planning library, for 4 people. If you are only making for 2 it is easy to reduce the amount of the recipes or alternatively for many you could make 4 portions and freeze some.

If you are cooking for children of course it depends if they are fussy whether they will enjoy these meals. You know your children best but why not give it a try and see what they think?

chicken and mushroom curry

Essentials for this meal plan

If you have a slow cooker, a hand blender, a large saucepan and a frying pan you should have all you need to make these meals. I don’t believe in recipes that require you to buy lots of bizarre ingredients or equipment. No one wants to do that do they?

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Etsy for weight loss

If you are like me and like buying fun new items to motivate your weight loss, then here are my favourites. Etsy is great for items for the kitchen and weight loss goodies. I could spend hours browsing there.

There are so many great food diaries too so you can record your meal plans and track your weight loss to keep a record of the good and bad weeks. Click the photos to have a look for yourself.

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a bottle of milk
A weight loss sign
teaspoon saying calories don\'t count on this spoon
Weight loss magnet
A close up of a bouquet of skinny whip bars

Vegetarian easy to cook Slimming World meal plan








Which fruits are best when dieting?

Fruit is great as an addition to breakfast or dessert. Most fruits are pretty low in calories and good for you. Avocado has high fats so is one to have in moderation. Other fruits such as bananas are more filling and are more calorie-dense so it is usually better to choose melon or an apple over bananas or avocados.

If you follow a specific diet or weight loss plan then they are likely to have specific requirements which usually align with this.

If you cook, puree or blend fruit it is less filling and can be easier to overconsume. It would be so easy to drink a smoothie with a couple of bananas, a mango and an apple in a big glass and still not feel full yet most people would not sit and eat all that fruit in one go whole.

Other meal plans

Have you seen all my 7-day meal plans in the meal planning directory? Check it out if not as I am sure you will find it helpful. Here are some of the most popular meal plans.

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A warming winter meal plan

An autumn meal plan

Weight loss and Exercise Support

I have a lot of weight loss guides and support if you want to exercise including if you have a condition like fibromyalgia.

Have a good look around and see how I can help you achieve your weight loss goals. Request my free resources to get you started too!


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