8 Easy Nutritious Family Meals Packed Full of Tasty Goodness


May 29, 2023

Nutritious family meals

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Looking for some inspiration for easy and nutritious family meals? We have teamed up with, McCormack Family Farms to bring you these quick, tasty and nutritious family meals, perfect for busy family life and packed full of goodness.

From falafels to salmon and chicken to sweet potato, these recipes all include a healthy twist and use seasonal farm fresh ingredients that won’t cost the earth.

8 Nutritious Family Meals

#1. Crispy Greens and Salmon Hash

Nutritious family meals Salmon

Ready in just 30 minutes, this salmon recipe uses McCormack Family Farms Energise Super Mix along with potatoes, hot smoked salmon fillets, onions and cheese.

It can be cooked as directed or done from scratch in the air fryer. Add a soft boiled or poached egg to each portion for extra richness.

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#2. Spinach Falafel Bowl

Nutritious family meals falafel

This fibre-rich homemade falafel recipe is perfect for a family meal or an alternative school/work lunch. It takes just 40 minutes, including 25 minutes cooking time and is packed full of goodness.

The kids will enjoy helping to make this one too as you get them moulding the falafel mix ready for the oven.

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#3. Baked Green Eggs

If like mine, your children are fans of Dr Seuss, then this recipe is for them! Combining eggs, cheese, pesto and spinach and ready in just 10 minutes.

It’s perfect for a high energy breakfast or a lunchtime treat. Add in some toast soldiers and you will set them up for the day!

If you have a time, you could make your own pesto. This delicious pesto recipe will keep in the fridge for up to a week and goes well with pasta for a meal in itself, so be sure to make extra!

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#4. Miso Chicken Family Salad

Warm chicken, brown rice, broccoli and fresh salad leaves are combined to make this tasty salad. Simply dressed with olive oil and a squeeze of lemon, it is sure to satisfy the whole family.

Miso paste is used to marinate the chicken and is a perfect introduction to Asian flavours for your little ones.

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nutritious family meals

#5. Roasted Aubergine, Pomegranate and Spinach Salad

Nutritious family meals aubergine bake

This recipe combines the flavours of roasted aubergine and red pepper with spiced chickpeas and couscous. It’s topped off with sweet pomegranate seeds and a light tahini dressing and can be eaten hot or cold for lunch or dinner for a well balanced veggie meal.

This one might be more suited to slightly older kids as aubergine can be an acquired taste, but we promise you will be wowed when you try it!

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#6. Warm Sweet Potato and Pearl Barley Salad

Nutritious family meals sweet potato salad

Packed full of fibre and protein with roasted sweet potatoes and pearl barley this nutritious salad is best served warm!

Pearl barley is a great alternative to rice or pasta in a salad, it is rich in fibre and calcium so do give it a try.

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#7. Energiser Smoothie

Nutritious family meals energiser smoothie

Set the family up for the day ahead with an energiser smoothie. Simply whizz up a pack McCormack Family Farms Energise Super Mix, milk, oats, raspberries and yoghurt in a blender for the perfect start to the day. Packed with protein, fibre, iron, vitamins and 2 of your 5 a day.

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#8. Homemade Goat’s Cheese Pesto with Pasta

Nutritious family meals pasta with pesto

This is a firm favourite in my house so I decided to include it in our round up. We use wholewheat spaghetti but you can use whatever pasta your kids love.

Serves 4

Cooking time 20mins


  • 300g spaghetti
  • 100g pack of Energise Super Mix (or for traditional pesto use 80g basil or 75g rocket)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 40g pine nuts toasted (or you could use walnuts, hazelnuts or almonds)
  • Zest and juice of a small unwaxed lemon
  • 80ml olive oil
  • 100g soft goats cheese


  • Cook spaghetti according to instructions
  • While it is cooking combine the leaves, nuts, garlic, lemon juice and 40g of goats cheese in a blender. Once blended, add oil and blend again until smooth.
  • Drain spaghetti, retaining half a cup of the the cooking water
  • Once drained, return spaghetti to pan and pour over the pesto. Stir to coat and add cooking water a tablespoon at a time if required.
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper if required
  • Serve topped with lemon zest and the remaining goats cheese crumbled over the top.

We hope we have inspired you with these nutritious family meals. Be sure to check out more amazing seasonal recipes on McCormack Family Farms and follow them on Facebook and Instagram for more tasty recipe ideas.

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