Mealtimes with the whole family are never easy, especially when there's kids to think about...
If your children are fussy or going through a stage where they only like (or dislike) certain foods then it can be even harder. But we hopefully have a few solutions, all of these recipes are cheap, easy to do and are child-friendly!
Chicken & chorizo with potatoes: Meals that just require you throwing ingredients together and putting them in the oven are instantly stress-free! Once you've prepped your ingredients, pop your tray in the oven for 90 minutes and it's done - simple.
Tip: Using chicken thighs instead of breasts will save you money.
Meatball & mozzarella traybake: Another traybake recipe that is straightforward yet delicious and something the kids will love. You only need about 5 ingredients so you don't have to worry about it breaking the bank either.
Tip: Make a bigger portion than you need and you can take it to work or uni the next day!
Stew: Sometimes a roast dinner can be more expensive than you think so a stew is a cheaper alternative that kids will love. You can use up all your veggies and put some dumplings on top - you can buy a mix for less than £1.
Tip: For the best results, buy a slow cooker. It'll make your life a lot easier!
Thai green curry: This is one of the mildest curries you can have and it's light so something that will agree with children too. A Thai green curry doesn't include too many ingredients, the main ones are curry paste, chicken, curry paste, coconut milk, and green beans.
Tip: Add green chillis for a bit of a kick.
Spag bol with a twist: Surely you and your family have had spaghetti bolognese numerous times but have you tried courgetti? This is a healthier version of pasta and with the bolognese sauce on top, your kids will barely notice the difference.
Tip: Who doesn't love garlic bread? Serve some with it and you'll win some serious points.