3 quick family-friendly after school dinners

In need of a quick, family-friendly meal to make on weeknights? These easy, nutritious meals require 30 minutes or less to prepare, making them perfect if you want to spend your evening relaxing.

Fried Halloumi, Avocado and Boiled Egg Salad (v)

Prep time 5 minutes

Cook time 10 minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients

4 Eggs

6 tbsp. Olive Oil

225g Halloumi

Salt and Pepper, to taste

120g Mixed Salad Leaves

2 Medium Avocados

 

Preparation Method

  1. Begin by filling a saucepan with water and bringing to the boil.
  2. Add the eggs and leave to boil for 3-4 minutes, you can adjust this timing depending on how hard boiled you prefer your eggs.
  3. Once cooked, remove from the saucepan and set aside.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil in a frying pan. Slice the halloumi then add the slices to the frying pan, season and fry the slices for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  5. Divide the salad leaves between four plates. Peel the hard-boiled eggs and add one egg to each plate.
  6. Divide the halloumi slices between the salads then top each with half an avocado and 1 tbsp. olive oil.

 

Nutritional values per serving

Calories 506 kcal|Carbohydrates 3g|Total Fat 46g|Protein 20g|

 

Asian Chicken Stir Fry

Prep time 10 minutes

Cook time 15 minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 Medium Onion

1 Medium Red Pepper

1 Medium Yellow Pepper

2 Garlic Cloves

1 Medium Cauliflower

1kg Boneless Chicken Thighs

Salt and Pepper, to taste

4 tbsp. Olive Oil

2 Spring Onions

3 tbsp. Tamari Soy Sauce

2 tsp. Sesame Seeds

 

Preparation Method

  1. Begin by preparing the vegetables for the stir fry. Slice the onion and bell peppers then mince the garlic and grate the cauliflower, then set aside.
  2. Next, dice the chicken thighs then season with the salt and pepper.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large wok or frying pan then add the onion and garlic and cook for a few minutes until fragrant.
  4. Add the diced chicken then cook for around 5 minutes until browned.
  5. In the meantime, heat the remaining olive oil in a separate frying pan and add the cauliflower. The cauliflower rice will take around 5-10 minutes to cook.
  6. Add the sliced bell peppers to the chicken and cook for a further 5 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  7. Slice the spring onions and stir into the chicken along with the tamari sauce. Heat for around 1-2 minutes.
  8. Serve with the cauliflower rice and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

 

Nutritional values per serving

Calories 461 kcal|Carbohydrates 11g|Total Fat 23g|Protein 52g|

 

Bacon, Red Pepper & Broccoli Frittata

Prep time 5-10 minutes

Cook time 15-20 minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 Medium Red Pepper

1 Medium Broccoli

8 Rashers of Streaky Bacon

1 (125g) Ball of Mozzarella

3 tbsp. Olive Oil

8 Eggs

4 tbsp. Double Cream

Salt and Pepper, to taste

120g Mixed Salad Leaves

 

Preparation Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan (390°F/350°F fan).
  2. Prepare the ingredients for the frittata. Slice the red pepper then chop the broccoli into florets. Slice the florets in half before setting aside while preparing the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Next, slice the bacon and dice the mozzarella. Set aside with the vegetables.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil in a frying pan then add the broccoli, season and fry for 5-10 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, heat the remaining olive oil in a separate frying pan and begin frying the bacon.
  6. After a few minutes, add the sliced red pepper to the bacon and cook until soft.
  7. Once the bacon and vegetables are cooked, remove from the heat.
  8. Crack the eggs into a bowl then add the double cream and season. Whisk well until combined.
  9. Add the bacon, red pepper, broccoli and mozzarella to an ovenproof dish, then stir well.
  10. Pour in the egg mixture and slowly stir to ensure the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  11. Bake in the oven for 8-10minutes or until the eggs are cooked. Serve alongside the mixed salad leaves.

 

Nutritional values per serving

Calories 464 kcal|Carbohydrates 5g|Total Fat 36g|Protein 31g|

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