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Meal Planners : Making the most flavour from your ingredients

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We've created some meal planning ideas to help you make the most of your ingredients. With just one drizzle, dollop or dip, Belazu ingredients can turn your dishes from boring to brilliant! Have a browse of our recipes for inspiration cooking and family friendly ideas.

 

Some recipes might have ingredients that you don't have, so we've added some tips and ticks for using up whatever you have in your cupboard.

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Monday

Breakfast:

Yoghurt & Granola

Dinner:

Gnocchi Traybake

 

Inspiration:

Granola is one of those things that is far easier to make than perhaps people realise. This recipe can be used as a template, so customise it to your liking, or whatever is in your cupboard, by using different nuts, seeds and spices, even roasted oats with honey will work! Date molasses is used instead of honey or maple syrup, but you can also use Sour Cherry Molasses, or whatever sweet syrup you think would work from your cupboard.

 

Traybakes make dinner simple and quick to start the week, and this one uses sausages to create tasty meatballs, that can be used up in pasta or for breakfast later in the week. If you don't have gnocchi, chickpeas would also do.

 

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Tuesday

Breakfast:

Porridge with apples & Tahini

Dinner:

Cod & Potato Tagine

 

Inspiration:

Porridge is a great recipe to cook in the evening and then reheat in the mornings for breakfast. With drizzles of tahini and honey making it a sure success with the family, double up the recipe so you can have it again and again! If you don't have berries, bananas or other seasonal fruit will pack as much flavour. Tahini can be used to make energy balls to keep you going through the week.

This Cod & Potato Tagine is a real winter warmer. Quick, easy & nutritious, this is comfort food for all the family. Add bread to dip. If you have some leftover sauce, use it as the base for fish soup. If you want to spice it up, use Rose Harissa instead (use less if you are averse to spice). This meal gets better with age as flavours soak further in, so is just as delicious reheated the next day.

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Wednesday

 

Breakfast:

Omelettes with Wild Mushroom Pesto 

Dinner: 

One Pot Chicken Bake 

 

Inspiration

These recipes are healthy, easy and popular family favourites. Pestos are used in both, and you can mix and match to whichever pesto suits you best! For the omelette, fill with whatever greens or veggies you have in the fridge.  Eggs are a breakfast staple and can be finished on a weekend breakfast with hash browns.

This one pot chicken bake is a real crowd pleaser with minimal washing up! Any extra chicken can be used up for lunch sandwiches, adapt the recipe to suit what bread and extra salad filling you have in your fridge.

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Thursday

 

Breakfast:

Cheesy Croissants

Dinner:

Lasagne

 

Inspiration

Croissants with an extra dollop of flavour and tangy cheese, these can be stuffed with bacon, onions, tomatoes or whatever needs using up. Finishing the day with a spinach and ricotta Lasagne  is equally as comforting yet perhaps a little healthier. Reheated, it makes a real treat when working from home. Pestos can be swapped in and out to your favourites. Favourites for this recipe are Genovese or Vegan Basil Pesto, and Rose Harissa Pesto

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Friday

 

Breakfast: 

Eggs & Hash Browns

Dinner:

7 Ingredient Pizza 

 

Inspiration

The eggs you have left from the omelette are a great start to a Friday breakfast! Celebrate the start of the weekend by adding hash browns (and even bacon) to your dish. Our original recipe also includes Smoked Chilli Ketchup, but don't be afraid to use something else if you don't have it, like Ve-Du-Ya Paste or even a pesto of your choosing. Why not use up some of the pestos from the Lasagna and make pesto eggs

 

7 ingredient Pizza is one of our most visited recipes, simple, easy and only 7 steps to a finished pizza. If you have any extra veggies, salad or meat, you can sprinkle over the pizza for added flavour. Don't be discouraged by dough making

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Apricot Harissa and Grilled Veggie Sandwich

Finishing Everything Up

 

The best way of finishing up is to stuff it in a sandwich. Apricot Harissa adds a lovely fruity tang to any slightly sad vegetables. Ideal for snacks or light lunches at the weekend.

 

Customise this recipe and make it your own with any loose ends in your fridge.