Weekday winner dinners

Pick up the latest recipe book, or watch the latest chef on TV, and you might be led to believe that you have to harvest from your own organic kitchen garden, be equipped with an outdoor pizza oven and be able to perform handstands, while feeding all your friends and family.

Back in the real world however, every parent experiences a variety of different pressures around providing and preparing food. Just maintaining the daily routine can certainly feel like you are performing gymnastics!

Like most of the mums and dads out there, a big pressure for me is time. I work full-time and commute over two hours a day, so my limited time at home during the week is precious. The last thing I want to do, Monday to Friday, is spend a lot of time cooking dinner.  Equally, as a nutritionist, I don’t want to compromise on healthy eating for a quick fix.

Thankfully, I don’t have to. There are loads of recipes out there for easy, quick, tasty and healthy mid-week meals. And you don’t have to look too far either.

We’ve taken the most popular recipes on our website and filmed short videos on how to make them. Not surprisingly, most of those are recipes for quick and easy dinners. These have been developed by our nutritionists and have been calorie counted and served in recommended portions to help keep your weight on track too. There’s even a guide on how much to give a child too.







Here’s to a hassle-free week ahead! Just don’t forget to give the kids child-sized portions. A quick guide is that a five-year-old needs about half as much as an adult does. 


Posted: 08/09/2016 10:00:18 by Aileen McGloin
Filed under: Cooking, Portion sizes, Recipes

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Aileen McGloin
Hi, my name is Aileen McGloin and I am the Director of Marketing and Communications, at safefood. I trained as a public health nutritionist originally and am passionate about changing food-related behaviour. I have a particular interest in using digital technology to promote health. At home, I love books, am in a book club and married to a crime writer. I’m a fiend for all things fashion and like walking, swimming and TV that is so bad it’s good. I live in Co. Wicklow with my husband and 10 year old daughter.