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Meal planning

Meal planning is the busy mum’s best friend. Here’s everything you need to know about meal planning – including some easy meal plans to get you started – to get you organised in the kitchen so you’ll stay in control of your family’s meal times.

Need some weeknight inspiration that will keep the family happy without keeping you in the kitchen for hours? Check out this set of fast 50!

Take three ingredients and turn them into magical concoctions which taste fantastic and look impressive. Wow everyone - including yourself - with goodies such as 3-ingredient mini muffins, 3-ingredient lemon tarts and 3-ingredient chicken casserole.

Slow cooker recipes are such a time saver for busy mums. Set and forget at the beginning of the day and come home to a hot dinner. This collection of recipes includes slow cooker butter chicken, slow cooker teriyaki chicken and slow cooker meatloaf.

Every mum loves a mince recipe because of the sheer variety of dishes mince can make and the fact it’s budget-friendly. Oh, and kids love it! Expand your mince repertoire with these recipes such as chicken meat balls, easy chilli con carne and healthy shepherd’s pie.

Spend $50 a week less on food

How do you spend $50 a week less on food? By growing your own fruit, vegies, herbs and berries, that’s how. Global studies have shown that, post-recession, home gardening is booming, with a US s... more

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