Tasty tips for easing back into reality

We’ve all read those articles on beating the end of holiday blues and for sending the kids back to school happy. Some of the tips make a lot of sense like setting up the morning routine the week before school starts and planning after-school and work activities to make the most of the extra daylight hours. What they don’t often tell us though is how to avoid spending hours in the hot kitchen when it’s the last thing you want to do.

Well, we’re here to help with these quick meal solutions for keeping the summertime living easy and for making your budget work much harder than you are.

It’s always a bonus when one ingredient stretches into two meals, so here are two ways with beef and chicken that will see you through from lunch to dinner. Try our Thai Beef Salad and Beef, Potato & Rocket Salad or BBQ Chicken with Chorizo and Potato Salad and Chicken and Spinach Filo Parcels.

Did someone say easy freezy? Recipes that freeze well are a life-saver when you’ve got so much else on your plate. Try this nutritious Ratatouille with meatballs or have a look at our Feed Four For $15 online hub for more ideas like Spinach Dumplings or tasty Sweetcorn Croquettes.

This Salmon and Potato Frittata is sure to become a family favourite. Ready in under 30 minutes, it’s delicious served up with salad and great to freeze for a quick dinner or lunchbox filler. It’s a great way to keep the kids healthy and happy for back to school.