Get back into the groove this January and feel inspired with our selection of delicious, nutritious family-friendly meals
The new year is a perfect time to shake up your recipe repertoire and try new things, and we have just the super tasty and nutritious meal ideas the whole family will love. From easy homemade fish fingers to a delicious veggie curry that’s made in the microwave, our healthy family-friendly recipes are packed full of the good stuff and will help you start the year better and brighter.
For more inspo, check out these easy, healthy recipes for January
Each serving of this nifty veggie curry contains all of your 5-a-day, and is made entirely in the microwave! It’s the most cost-effective way to cook, energy-wise, and by bigging up frozen veg and store-cupboard ingredients, it’s budget-friendly, coming in at less than £1 per portion to make. Result!
Check out more of our delicious £1 wonders here.
This vegetarian recipe is super-easy to make and takes just 25 minutes to whip up. Packed full of veg and a whole lot of flavour, it’s a no-brainer when you’re short on time or inspiration.
You can’t beat this quick pasta recipe for a midweek family meal, not least because it’s brimming with vibrant veg. You can flex the veg depending on what you have in your fridge or freezer, and it’s easy to batch up the sauce so there’s enough for leftovers the next day. Winner!
Heroing frozen veg and fish, this easy fish pie recipe is a total joy and a brilliant way to get the whole family eating fish. It’s easy to swap in any veg and fish you have to hand, and there are instructions for you to batch-cook, freeze and defrost safely, so you can get ahead of the game.
This creamy chicken curry is the perfect way to introduce your kids to spice. Boosted with four of your 5-a-day, it ticks all the boxes on the veg front. It’s easily adaptable if your family is meat-free or plant-based – this is a dinner the whole family will enjoy.
SUPER GREENS CANNELLONI
Cannelloni is a total family classic already, but this turbo-charged veggie version is packed with leafy greens, chilli-spiked tomato sauce, and a blitzed ricotta replaces the usual cheese sauce. A healthy family meal that everyone will love.
Sticking to super-lean chicken breasts is key to making these fajitas a healthy family meal, and also provides us with a great source of protein, ensuring our muscles stay strong and healthy.
SUPER SHEPHERD’S PIE
Shepherd’s pie is proper weekend comfort food. But this version is packed with veg and uses a mixture of swede and potatoes for the mash. Lean minced lamb works a treat here, and gives us a bumper hit of vitamin B12, keeping our immune and nervous systems healthy.
JUMBO FISH FINGERS
You might not think of fish fingers as being a healthy family meal, but these jumbo salmon fish fingers are a cut above. Fish, especially salmon, is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for keeping blood cholesterol healthy. Make a big batch, then stash in the freezer for an instant fish supper.
BAKED SWEET POTATOES
Jacket potatoes are a proper crowd-pleaser, but these have a little nutritional advantage: sweet potatoes are a non-starchy carb, meaning they could towards your 5-a-day, plus they provide loads of nutrients including the mighty vitamin C.
Head over to the Family Food Hub on the Jamie Oliver website for some more tasty dinner time inspo.