Quick, easy, mid-week meal ideas

Very busy during the working week? We provide free quick & easy meal recipes for busy families via links direct to selected NZ website pages containing excellent family dinner recipes.

Quick and easy doesn’t have to mean takeaways. If you have some basic ingredients in your cupboard, then you should be able to make a quick and nutritious meal for the kids and the entire family within a reasonable budget.

The¬†websites below have been selected for providing recipes for the family that are¬†healthy and on a budget. Click through to go direct to the web page of¬†your selected meal type — chicken, beef, mince, sausages,¬†pork, ham, bacon, fish,¬†pasta, noodles, rice¬†— for parents to prepare.

Encourage the kids to become active in cooking dinner (of course, under supervision) with the odd recipe from our “Kids as Cooks” selection.

Free Dinner Recipe Websites

Website Page + Description

Chicken

Food in aMinute

www.foodinaminute.co.nz/chicken

100+ nutritious Chicken recipes, including casserole, pies, pita pockets, pizza, wraps, mild curries, pasta, stir fries, etc

 

 www.healthyfood.co.nz/recipes/chicken

130+ healthy Chicken recipes, including Asian stir fries, Italian dishes, Mexican dishes, casseroles, burgers, etc

Beef

 www.healthyfood.co.nz/recipes/beef

70+ healthy Beef recipes, including stroganoff, casseroles, salads, mild curries, stir fries, wraps, pies, etc

Food in aMinute

 

www.foodinaminute.co.nz/beef

60+ yummy Beef recipes, including homemade burgers, satay, kebabs, stir fry, burritos, pies

 www.recipes.co.nz/beef

100+ mouth watering Beef (& Lamb) recipes, including traditional, pies, stir fries, mild curries, casseroles, etc

Mince & Sausages

www.healthyfood.co.nz/recipes/mince

60+ healthy Mince recipes

www.healthyfood.co.nz/recipes/sausages

14 healthy Sausage recipes

Food in aMinute

 www.foodinaminute.co.nz/mince

60 Mince & Sausage recipes, including meatballs, mexican dishes, cottage pies, lasagnes, etc

 

 www.recipes.co.nz/babies-toddlers

Lotsa recipes, mostly using Mince, designed for younger children in the family

 Pork, Ham, Bacon

 www.healthyfood.co.nz/recipes/pork

30+ healthy Pork recipes

www.healthyfood.co.nz/recipes/ham

20+ healthy Ham recipes

www.healthyfood.co.nz/recipes/bacon

20+ healthy Bacon recipes

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New Zealand Pork

www.pork.co.nz/recipes/pork

Search this Pork recipe database for Trim Pork (including fillet, leg steak, medallion, minced, pickled, pieces/diced, schnitzel) and many other cuts of pork

www.pork.co.nz/recipes/ham

18 Ham recipes

www.pork.co.nz/recipes/bacon

18 Bacon recipes

 Fish

 www.sealord.biz/recipe

Find 100+ Fish & Seafood dinner recipes, searching their database via Product (Tuna, Salmon, Frozen Fish Fillets, Shellfish, Calamari, and Other Canned Seafood)

 

 www.healthyfood.co.nz/recipes/fish

80+ Fish dinner recipes, including homemeade fish ‘n’ chips, fish cakes, pie, bakes, Thai dishes, mild curries, etc

Pasta, Noodles & Rice 

Food in aMinute

www.foodinaminute.co.nz/rice&pasta

80+ Rice, Pasta & Noodles recipes, including Asian stir fries, creamy Italian pasta dishes, fettucine, mild curries, salads, etc

 

 healthyfood.co.nz/recipes/pasta&noodles                                            

110+ healthy Pasta & Noodles recipes

www.healthyfood.co.nz/recipes/rice

70+ healthy Rice recipes

 Kids as Cooks

Food in aMinute

 www.foodinaminute.co.nz/kidsascooks

70+ easy recipes for¬†”kids as cooks” (under adult supervision), including burritos, pizzas,¬†satays, etc

       

 www.kiwifamilies.co.nz/quick&easymeals

12 quick & easy meals for the kids to prepare and present to proud parents

 

 

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The Kiwi Families Team

This information was compiled by the Kiwi Families team.

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