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Latetotheparty26 Tue 08-Nov-16 11:35:25

What staples do you have in your cupboards/freezer which you can rely on to make a healthy meal for your family?
I'm trying to be more organised but with shift work and generally running around, I struggle to come up with good meals if I haven't planned my weekly shop very well.
I feel I need to have a list of "essentials" which I can grab for main meals or lighter snacks for my 18 month old DD - I feel like I'm giving her the same thing all the time with no variety - any (easy) ideas appreciated!

TheScottishPlay Tue 08-Nov-16 11:52:44

FROZEN VEG: carrots, onions, sweet potato, squash, spinach, peppers and sweetcorn.

White/wholemeal rice and pasta
Lentils (brown, green and red)
Cous cous

Baked baked beans in tomato sauce
Haricot beans
Cannellini beans
Butter beans

Tomato puree

SPICES: Salt, pepper, paprika, chilli flakes, garam massala, thyme, rosemary, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, turmeric, mixed herbs.
Vegetable, chicken, beef and ham stock cubes/pots.

FROZEN MEAT: beef, chicken, haddock, salmon, sausages, bacon.

Frozen pastry.

Stir fry sauce pouches.

Plain flour
Vanilla extract
Light brown sugar

These will allow you to make soup, risotto, chilli, pasta sauce etc.

Latetotheparty26 Tue 08-Nov-16 15:06:09

Thanks! Some things I hadn't thought of here! X

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