School Holiday Cooking - Shop Savvy 29 June 2016

The school holiday's about to start.
That means it's the best time to get kids cooking.
They can get into it so much that may be they'll be able to help you out during the school terms even.

So for this week's Shop Savvy we'll have a look at easy recipes to make with kids!

Meat-free Monday Sweet Potato Curry
Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew
This Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew by Deliciously Ella is a heart- and tummy-warming family favourite.
You can use your milk of choice (dairy, soy, and coconut have all worked well so far!) and if you haven't got a variety of spices you can substitute with curry powder.

Tuesday Tacos
beef and mushroom tacos australian mushroom from
Simply stuff and eat. That's tacos.
And the options are endless! Go for the classic Beef tacos, or try grilled veggie and bean.

Wednesday Breakfast for Dinner

Breakfast for dinner is an amazingly fun event for kids (and adults too!)
Something so simple like eggs en cocotte (eggs baked in ramekins) served with sourdough or salad can be made in 15-20 minutes.

Thursday Thai Fish Cakes

Fish cakes make a great finger food. They're also great as a main on weeknights for a quick meal.
You can use fresh boneless white fish, or use tinned tuna or salmon instead.
Have fun with the dipping sauce too; satay, sweet chili, soy... dipping makes everything much more fun right?

Friday Pasta Night
Spaghetti with vegetarian lentil bolognese
A simple spag bol for a family dinner on a Saturday night.
A great comfort food I think!
Try adding some lentils for more economical options and a thicker & richer sauce experience.
Spaghetti with lentil bolognese.

Saturday Sweet Breakfast

Baked Apples Stuffed with Honey, Almonds, and Ginger / Ellie Miller

Baked apples stuffed with honey, almonds, and ginger.
What a perfect weekend sweet breakfast recipe!
It does take a while in the oven, so pop them in and snuggle back in to bed until its ready.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Image of Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Get hands on! Making gnocchi from scratch is super fun!
Yes, it becomes quite messy.
But it's all very worth it.

So, what supermarket specials can we stock up on this week to get cooking?
Australian Avocados $1.80 each
(tacos, salad)
Patak's Simmer Sauce (500g) $2.40
Australian Gold Sweet Potatoes $1.90/kg
(curry, gnocci)
Australian Almonds (500g) $8.50 each
(stuffed apples)
Australian Red Delight Potatoes (2kg) $3 each.
Annalisa Beans (400g) $1 each.
(tacos, curry)

Old El Paso Soft Taco Kit (405g)  $3.25 each
John West Salmon Tempters (95g) 2 for $3
(fish cakes)
Australian Kale $3 a bunch
(kale chips )
Australian Red Delicious Apples $2.50/kg
(stuffed apples)
Pic's Peanut Butter (380g) $3.75
(you know, 'cause everything tastes better with peanut butter)

Happy eating :)