Summertime family meal planning ideas

Summertime is a great time to get families together, have some downtime and take time to reconnect. And what’s more of a bonding time than at mealtimes? See our ideas to help you with meal planning this summer.

If you are struggling to come up with fresh new ideas when feeding your family this summer, take a look through this round up from the recipe section of our website.   There’s something for everyone, and most of these recipes can be adapted to

The beauty of a good picnic is being able to easily pack food that can be pulled out of a picnic hamper and give everyone lots of choice to pick over.

We’ve trawled through our recipes to pull together some quick and easy picnic ideas to keep even the fussiest of eaters happy… and not a soggy sandwich in sight!


Breakfast or Brunch

  • Breakfast Bake: If you have an army of people to feed, try this bake and let them help themselves.

  • Breakfast Waffles: Savoury waffles will set you up for the day. Serve with a poached egg topped with whatever sausage you fancy will go down nicely with a pot of tea!



  • Chicken & Chorizo Pie: A satisfying supper that can be served with jackets, fries or boiled potatoes, and dressed up with steamed veg or salad.

  • Sausage, Pea, Broad Bean, Feta and Herb Risotto: Freshly shelled peas and broad beans are in abundance in the summer and combined with some fresh herbs from the garden a good salty feta and topped with sausages, what better way to end a summer’s day?

For many, many more recipe ideas, hop on over to our recipe section on the website.  We’d love to see your recipes too!  Share them with us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

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