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Family Hub Cooking - Free school meal voucher ideas

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Deciding how you can use your Free School Meal vouchers to feed your children for a whole week can be difficult and we want to help.  We have created some easy weekly meal planners that you can download that include a daily lunch meal, dessert and your shopping list that you can take along to your chosen supermarket.  All of the weekly planners are within the Free School Meal voucher budget at the time of creation, click on the week number to download.

Weekly Planners

Week 1 Free School Meal Planner 
Monday - Ham and Cheese Crumpet
Tuesday - Chicken and Sweetcorn Wraps with Veggie Sticks
Wednesday - Ham and Mushroom Omelette
Thursday - Chicken and Red Pesto Pasta
Friday - Ham Finger Sandwich with Veggie Sticks

Week 2 Free School Meal Planner  
Monday - Jeweled Rice
Tuesday - Pitta Pocket Pizza
Wednesday - Tuna, Pasta and Sweetcorn
Thursday - Bangers and Mash
Friday - Homemade Potato Wedges, Fish Fingers and Peas

Week 3 Free School Meal Planner  
Monday - BLT Pittas
Tuesday - Scooby Snacks
Wednesday - Pitta Pockets
Thursday - Eggy Dippers and Wraps
Friday - Meat Free Lunch Kit

Week 4 Free School Meal Planner  
Monday - Tuna, Sweetcorn and Mayonnaise Jacket Potato
Tuesday - Tuna and Sweetcorn Wraps with Veggie Fingers
Wednesday - Picnic Lunch
Thursday - Chicken and Pasta Salad
Friday - Chicken Salad Wrap with Hummus

Week 5 Free School Meal Planner  
Monday - Tuna and Cheese Melt
Tuesday - Baked Potato with Tuna
Wednesday - Cheese and Tomato Pasta
Thursday - Cheese and Ham Tortilla Wraps
Friday - Peanut Butter and Banana Round

Week 6 Free School Meal Planner  
Monday - Fishcakes, Peas with Corn on the Cob
Tuesday - Ham and Egg Toasted Bagel
Wednesday - Stuffed Peppers
Thursday - Peanut Butter Bagel
Friday - Ham, Peas and Egg Fried Rice

Top Tips

  • Try adding mash and vegetables to some of the lunch meals to make an evening meal.
  • Change the portion sizes to your child's age.
  • Swop around ingredients to meet your child's tastes and dietary requirements. 
  • Pop the yogurts into the freezer to make a nice frozen treat.
  • Use the food to create funny faces on the plate.
  • Picky eater?  Involve your child in making the meals, they will then be more interested in eating them.
  • Struggling to get your child to eat vegetables?  Hide them in your meals, e.g. if you are making Spaghetti Bolognese use 50% mince meat and 50% finely grated carrot.
  • Don't be afraid to experiment, and remember you are your child's role model so lead by example.
  • Have a look at the recipes on the Family Hub Cooking - Cooking for a family on a budget page for more recipes.    

       

Last updated: 14 Jul 2020