Spring meal plan

As we thaw from the coolness of winter and transition into the freshness of spring, our food preferences also change from the winter warming meals of oven-bakes, soups and stews every night to just a couple of dinners of roasts and casseroles, mixed with spring vegetable stir-fries and lighter fare. It’s easy to take advantage of what the spring bounty has to offer, from veggies  (such as asparagus, beetroot and zucchini) to fruits (such as mangoes, strawberries and oranges). So peel off those winter layers and start enjoying the warmer days. Oh, and give our spring meal plan a try!


Sat Scrambled eggs with basil garlic and tomato are packed full of flavour and make a delicious Saturday breakfast. Grab a chook at shopping today and make Katie’s chicken soup when you get home. It’s easy, nutritious and filling. Get this Roast beef into the oven and make some Duck fat potatoesto go with it. If you want to come home to roast beef you can always use this Slow cooker roast beef recipe. Make these yummy Caramelised pear tarts; double your batch of pears to eat with porridge. Keeps really well in the fridge.
Sun These Bacon and egg cups are perfect for Sunday brunch. Add some nice
sourdough bread for a complete meal.
Use leftover roast beef to make sandwiches, add a little horseradish for bite. Stir-frying is a fast way to get dinner on the table and this Thai roasted tofu is delicious and easy on the waistline. Make a double batch so you have leftover for lunch tomorrow. This recipe for Bill Granger’s coconut loaf is easy to make on the weekend; slice it up as a mid-week breakfast to go.
Mon Grab a slice of that Coconut loaffrom the weekend. Have a bowl of last night’s stir-fry or make some Gozleme for lunch. They are so easy! Quick chicken casserole is exactly that – quick! Add in lots of spring vegetables to up the nutrition quotient. Pop a batch of these Savoury muffins in the oven while you are cooking dinner so you can grab them to take to work.
Tues In a hurry? Grab a filling Eggflipmeal-in-a-glass for a high protein start to the day. Take a shaker with you for convenience. This Pumpkin, feta and chickpea salad has a fresh orange dressing that is so easy to make. Spring vegetable soup is a great way to take advantage of fresh, in season produce. These Vegemite and cheese scrolls will be a hit with the kids.
Wed If you think that you are too busy to cook, grab a Poached egg with toast in the time it takes you to make the toast. If you have time, a Zucchini slicemakes a tasty lunch. You can also slice it for lunchboxes. Yummy lamb rack is everyone’s favourite and popping this Spring Lamb rack with dukkah yoghurt meal on the table will please the kids and “feed the man meat”. This Orange cakewith orange icing is deliciously light and buttery. Make it up and pop it into the cake tin for morning teas.
Thurs Use some of those tasty Caramelised pears to top your healthy porridge today and get an extra serve of fruit in for the day. Chorizo and sweet potato soup has a great smokey flavour and you can pack some for school or work tomorrow. Spring lamb burgers take advantage of  cheaper lamb in the spring months. This meal will appeal to the whole family. Banana and maple syrup muffins will take care of any brown bananas that you have left over in the bowl at the end of the week.
Fri Boiled eggs with toast soldiers are high in protein and deliver enough energy to get you to lunch. Grab some leftover Zucchini bake or maybe indulge in  Chinese chicken and sweet corn soup. Way better than takeaway! By Friday night the family is tired so a French omelette can save the day. Add in your favourite fillings such as tomatoes and mushrooms or chopped ham. It FRIDAY, yay! So you can be a little naughty. Indulge in a Snickers hot fudge sundae and enjoy.


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