Sometimes you just don’t have the time to mess around measuring endless ingredients out and using every utensil you own to cook an easy healthy family meal. I know I certainly don’t anyway! Isn’t it much better when you can have a few “go-to” meals that you make without a recipe and that are easy to do whilst doing other things?
I thought I would share with you my favourite easy Slimming World friendly meals. Whilst you might need a recipe the first few times many of them you will soon be doing quickly without as they are just so easy to prepare!
Cheesy Leek and Potato Pie
This cheesy leek and potato pie takes around 25 minutes of preparation/cooking before it goes into the oven which doesn’t sound overly quick but it is really easy and could be made quicker with instant mashed potatoes if you wanted. It is one all the family will love so that makes it great too as no cooking separate meals!
You don’t need a recipe just pop whatever you fancy in and some soy sauce and hey presto you have a super quick and healthy meal! This is one of my favourite easy Slimming World friendly meals.
Mushy Pea Curry
About ten minutes worth of can opening and vegetable chopping then the Slow cooker does the rest! Mushy pea curry is so easy you will wonder why you haven’t made it before!
Made in the slow cooker this sausage casserole is really quick and easy to prepare and the slow cooker does the rest during the day. Check this post for all the lowest syn sausages and both meat and vegetarian to keep you on plan!
Very like a winter vegetable casserole but with a mashed potato topping and cooked in the oven.
These can be done in the slow cooker during the day so you just have to sort the toppings out. Even without a slow cooker, these are one of the easiest low preparation meals around!
Really easy to make and not too much messing around preparing, especially if you buy frozen or prepared vegetables to save even more time! This really is an easy healthy family meal perfect for children too.
Many soups are really easy to make and whilst they can be a filling meal they aren’t always as good as a more stodgy meal but ok for a quick fix! I have lots of soup recipes in my soup guide so check them all out for more ideas.
Garlic mushroom and spinach pasta bake
This basically takes as long as it takes the pasta to boil as you do the other things at the same time then mix it together and pop it in the oven. A really straightforward meal that is a change from spaghetti Bolognese as a pasta dish.
Creamy cheese and ham fusilli bake
Like the recipe above this is great as it takes as long as the pasta takes to boil to prepare then just pop it in the oven. This is a recipe popular with kids too.
Omelette and Salad
It is a really quick meal and doesn’t even need a recipe but the sort of thing I often forget about but really enjoy when I do have. Check out my tips with eggs for making the most of your eggs when you use them to make an easy healthy family meal.
Beef or Quorn Keema Curry
This is so easy in the slow cooker it takes about 5 minutes at the most to prepare in the morning especially if you use frozen onion! to make it a meal just cook rice later or even buy frozen rice!
Mixed Vegetable Biryani
This is a little more preparation than the other meals I have shared but I think it is totally worth it! There is about 10 minutes of chopping and measuring out ingredients and then 15 minutes at the hob but then the rest does itself and you can leave it to finish cooking.
Cooked Breakfast or Fry up
Using fry light and low syn sausages this is a great easy meal that I make in around 20 minutes. Pop the sausages under the grill then add the bacon a while after depending on how you like it, meanwhile, open cans of tomatoes and beans, pop some mushrooms in another pan and fry an egg. It does make a bit of washing up but for a comforting meal that feels naughty, I think it’s worth it! Check for the lowest syn sausages and both meat and vegetarian to keep you on plan!
This is really quick and easy to make and is so much more filling than just a salad. You could make it for all the family or just save the rest for lunches for a couple of days! An easy healthy family meal!
This is so easy to pop into the slow cooker and makes a really popular meal for all the family to enjoy, except vegetarians like me!
The Bolognese can be easily made during the day in the slow cooker then you just need to quickly boil up some spaghetti – super easy!
There are so many different combinations you can make in a quiche but I recommend 6 eggs, a tub of cottage cheese and then whatever vegetables you fancy. Avoid watery vegetables like mushrooms and tomatoes though. Season it well and add herbs if you like then bake for around 20-30 minutes depending on the size or until firm and golden on top.
Chicken and Bacon Carbonara
This recipe is perfect for all the family and really easy to make. How would your kids like a cheesy pasta meal full of chicken and bacon?
If you are looking for easy lunch ideas for a baby you are weaning then check out this page full of ideas.
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.
I have a lot of weight loss guides and support if you want to exercise including if you have a condition like fibromyalgia.
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