Our handy meal planner helps you plan 5 days of meals in a bid to make cooking and shopping easier, cost effective and more fun! The meals presented are commonly served in Scandinavia.
This week day meal planner is shared as inspiration for families who cook real food, from scratch.
Monday – Swedish meatballs, gravy, boiled potatoes and peas.
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Nothing tastes better when hungry than homemade Swedish meatballs. The trick is adding sour cream to the gravy as well as serving this speciality together with ‘lingonberry’ jam. Find the recipe here. Serve with boiled potatoes and peas or rice and broccoli.
Tuesday – Norwegian fish pie, ‘fiskegrateng’
Ingredients: 500 g cod fillet, 1 dl macaroni, 1 spring inion, 3 tbsp melted butter, 4 tbsp white plain flour, 4 dl full fat milk, 3 eggs. Salt and nutmeg after taste. 1 dl of bread crumbs. 40 minutes in the oven on 160 C. Serve with boiled potatoes and grated raw carrots. Recipe and method here.
Tip: Add sweet garden peas in the fish pie for a healthier option. Make the fish pie the night before for a quick dinner for starving school children.
Onsdag – Danish cabbage rolls
Ingredients: 1 white cabbage, 16 pitted black olives, 25 grams sundried tomatoes, fresh basil, 1 lemon, 150 g feta cheese, 400 g minced beef, 200g cherry tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper after taste. Bake in oven on 190 C for 30 minutes. Serve with rice and crème fraîche. Recipe and method here
Thursday – Cauliflower soup
Easy to make and lovely on a frosty January day. Ingredients: 1 cauliflower, 1/2 finely chopped onion, 8 dl chicken stock, 2 dl full fat milk, salt and pepper after taste. Then 6 slices of streaky bacon and 2 spring onions i finely chopped for topping. Serve with fresh sourdough bread. Recipe and method here.
Tip: Add a spoon of crème fraîche for a more creamy soup.
Friday – Taco
We serve our taco with pineapple salsa. The recipe is very simple; one pineapple, one green pepper, spring onion, coriander, a dash of salsa sauce, 2 tbsp lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. This salsa is lovely together with any meaty or grilled dish!
I’m no chef or nutritionist, so I tend to stick to easy recipes and always make sure that the meal includes lots of vegetables as well as being conscious on salt, sugar and fat.
If you have any recipes you’d like to share with us, do get in touch! Happy Monday!