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Monday

Ready in 20 min

Spinach frittata

Spinach frittata

Ready in
20 min
Serves
4

Fluffy, filling and fast. With a colourful salad of mixed leaves, peppers, radishes and cucumber, and fresh crusty wholemeal rolls - this makes a deliciously healthy and satisfying meal. – by LemonSqueezy

TIP: Use this easy peasy recipe as a base - get your greens with the spinach, then feel free to make additions according to your family's taste. Try adding other veg, chopped fresh herbs, different cheeses, diced pancetta - it's up to you!

Tuesday

Ready in 23 min

Greek chicken pitta pockets

Greek chicken pitta pockets

Ready in
23 min
Serves
4

These chicken pittas are packed with tasty salad leaves and a sauce made from cucumbers and yoghurt. They are incredibly easy to prepare, so when you are short of time, skip the fast food and try these instead. – by Norma MacMillan

TIP: Make your own cucumber yoghurt sauce, or simply buy tzatziki if you're pressed for time. For a side dish, try sprinkling some dried oregano and crumbled feta over oven-baked chips for a tasty Greek touch.

Wednesday

Ready in 50 min

Rossi's Sausage Gnocchi

Rossi's sausage gnocchi

Ready in
50 min
Serves
4

Gnocchi are little pasta dumplings made from potato and flour. They cook quickly and make a delicious change from spaghetti. – by lady__dragon

TIP: Gnocchi are quick to cook, comforting and sure to please the entire family. This sausage tomato sauce pairs perfectly with gnocchi, but you could serve it with any pasta that you have lying in the cupboard.

Thursday

Ready in 50 min

Paprika mince pie

Paprika mince pie

Ready in
50 min
Serves
2

Simple and delicious puff pastry pie with a beef mince, paprika, potato, onion and rich gravy. Economical and quick mid-week meal. – by SamanthasSupper

TIP: Double the recipe to feed the family, or why not make extra and freeze a few pies for another day? You could easily enjoy this using lamb mince or pork mince instead of beef.

Friday

Ready in 30 min

Pork chops in barbecue sauce

Pork chops in barbecue sauce

Ready in
30 min
Serves
4

A sweet and sour barbecue sauce is the perfect partner for simply cooked pork chops. – by Norma MacMillan

TIP: This quick homemade barbecue sauce has less sugar than shop-bought varieties, without sacrificing flavour. It's versatile, too - try pairing it with anything from pork medallions to chicken breast fillets.

Saturday

Ready in 1 hr 25 min

Easy one-step spinach lasagne

Easy one-step spinach lasagne

Ready in
1 hr 25 min
Serves
6

This vegetarian version of the Italian classic uses no-precook pasta sheets so it is really quick to assemble. – by Maggie Pannell

TIP: Lasagne recipes can seem daunting, but with a handful of ingredients and shortcuts like your favourite shop-bought pasta sauce, this one's a breeze. You can use fresh spinach instead of frozen - simply sauté or microwave it till wilted, then squeeze out excess moisture.

Sunday

Ready in 20 min

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict

Ready in
20 min
Serves
4

Poached eggs served on top of buttered toast with ham and homemade hollandaise sauce. – by Lauren

TIP: Treat mum (or yourself!) to a Mother's Day brunch, complete with a fizzy drink and something sweet. These cinnamon buns are made the night before, then rise overnight, which means less work after that long lie in!

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