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I am always cooking Chicken and I know my family is sick of having chicken 4 days a week I know it’s healthy and I love chicken but any ideas or suggestions on what else I can cook would be appreciated.¬†Thanks.


Posted by sisterhood27, 22nd September 2014


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  • Just about any lean meat is a healthy option. If you prefer white meat, maybe fish in pork


  • Mince, roast beef, roast pork, roast lamb, lasagna, spagetti Bolognese, pasta, shepards pie, cottage pie, pizza,


  • Lists are endless
    Pasta
    Pizza
    Sausage mince
    Mince
    Steak
    Pork
    Ham
    Stir fri


  • Woolworths has a fantastic yummy recipe online for Pumpkin Risotto. We also eat mostly chicken recipes and I thought I would have a week of new recipes to experiment with the changing taste buds of our kids. Amazingly they all loved it and asked for seconds, still tasty the day after if any is left over.


  • Duck is becoming quite readily available in supermarkets these days but red meat is actually quite healthy too, just use lean cuts (remove most of the fat) I personally thing red meat is essential for a young family, not every night but certainly every week, fish is also incredibly healthy and essential!


  • Try going vegetarian a few nights a week – lots of good recipe books around. Mince once a week is ok, and there are lots of variations on that too.


  • spaghetti bolognaise
    lasagna
    pasta bake
    stir fry
    pie
    sausage roll
    salad rolls
    mousaka
    vegie stack
    stuffed capsicum
    corn beef
    burgers
    sausages
    curried sausages
    curry
    casserole
    slow cooked meal

    alternative chicken—-
    roast chicken and leftovers you make chicken & gravy rolls


  • Beef kebabs, rice and tossed salad,
    Beef rissoles with mashed sweet potato, peas and broccoli
    Beef stirfry with udon noodles, garlic, ginger, snow peas, carrot, zucchini and bean sprouts
    Roast beef with roast potato, carrot and beetroot with boiled carrots and green beans.
    Beef and mushroom pie
    Pepper steak salad

    Chroizo and potato quiche

    Prawn salad with lettuce, avocado, cucumber
    bakes fish fillets with char grilled capsicum, and a burghul and pumpkin salad
    Squid and prawn paella

    pork Lasagne
    san choi bow
    pork chops
    roast pork
    pea and ham soup with garlic bread

    lamb chops with couscous, yogurt and bean salad
    lamb yiros or wraps
    roast lamb


  • Turkey mince or turkey steaks are a great alternative. Tuna, lean cuts of beef, salmon or any fish for that matter.


  • So many choices nowadays in regards to swapping one food product for another. Do your family like fish? It’s usually on special every fortnight at the various supermarkets, and can be prepared in many ways. Depending on your budget you could have a vegetarian meal at least twice a week with plenty of colourful vegetables as they say we eat with our eyes before our tummies.


  • Does your family like fish? Very healthy and easy to cook. I just fry in a little bit of olive oil and squeeze lemon on to garnish.


  • with meat being so costly I tend to buy things like a roast lamb and have a roast for tea, I then make fritters for another meal and then freeze what is left to make a big pot of lamb and vegetable soup. If you want more ideas for chicken you can make enchiladas, I add diced chicken to carbonara, you can cut a slit in a breast and stuff it (my fav is feta and garlic butter)


  • Are you looking to replace the chicken with another lean meat? Try Kangaroo meat or mince in your meals, or look at doing things like meat free Monday. Otherwise, any meal can be fairly healthy depending on the way you prepare it.


  • What about introducing a few more vegetarian meals into your diet? I know kids are not always a big fan of veges but there are lots of way to make tasty and healthy meals that are also cheaper than meat. What about corn fitters, a tomato puree pasta sauce , jacket potatoes with kidney beans… the list goes on!!!


  • We’re also big chicken eaters. Other dishes I do cook are Beef Stroganoff, spag bog, lasagne, pizza, burritos, nachos, lots of casseroles and if they have chicken in them – just substitute, roast lamb, kangaroo steaks, vegetable bake, different types of seafood with salad, lamb shanks (my fave done in the slow cooker), silver side – also a slow cooker job – just a few suggestions.


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