6 Day Meal Plan For Less Food Waste

I’ve come up with a 6 day meal plan that will help you to use everything in your fridge. My aim is for you to cook on the days that you have time and then to make slightly different meals from the original meals by simply adding a few extra ingredients. My aim is for you to create less food waste, but what you will hopefully find is that you are spending less time in the kitchen cooking from scratch and (fingers crossed) making your weekly shop more economical.

6 day meal plan for a family of 4

Sunday -

Lemon & Rosemary Roast Chicken Traybake, with potatoes & shallots


1 large Chicken

400g new potatoes

4-5 echalion shallots - peeled

6 cloves garlic - whole

1 lemon - cut in half and one half sliced

5 carrots - chopped into large chunks

1 whole celery - chopped into large chunks

Foil ⠀



Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.

Add everything to the pan drizzle with oil and season generously. Cover loosely with foil and into the oven for 45 minutes. Remove the foil and cook for a further 1-1hour 15 depending on the size of the chicken.


Bolognese Double up the quantities if you are making a lasagne & chilli


400g lean mince beef / vegetarian mince

300g chestnut mushrooms chopped ⠀⠀

3 red onions finely chopped ⠀⠀

5 cloves crushed garlic ⠀⠀

1 tin tomatoes or passata

1 glass red wine ⠀

1 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon tomato purée ⠀⠀

Optional ⠀⠀

1 carrot grated

2 stalks celery finely chopped⠀⠀


Sauté the onions in olive oil, slowly on a low heat for approximately 30 minutes until caramelised, but not burnt. This is worth doing as really adds flavour to the finished sauce.⠀⠀


Add the garlic for 2 minutes. Now add the beef, season and turn the heat up slightly. Break up the meat until brown and there are no lumps. Pour in the wine and balsamic and let the alcohol evaporate. Now add the mushrooms, carrot, celery, tomatoes and purée. Season and taste. Simmer on a low heat for 2-3 hours. ⠀⠀

If you think it’s too thin remove the lid to thicken.⠀⠀


Chicken risotto