What’s On Your Plate: Family Food

The response to our ‘What’s On Your Plate’ stories seems to grow daily, over on Instagram. So, I thought I’d gather all our #WOYP dishes and the meals you’ve posted. Creating one, big source of food inspo. Feel free to Pin ad share!


If you’re planning on using our ‘What’s On Your Plate’ list to source ideas for meal planning you might find our staple shopping list for this week helpful:

Shopping list (basics):

  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Salad greens
  • Mushrooms
  • Avocado
  • Pomegranate
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Cucumber
  • Pumaro
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Cereal
  • Flat base Garlic Bread
  • Couscous
  • Polenta
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Minced Beef
  • Sausages
  • Bacon
  • Pork Chops
  • Prawns


Veggie English Breakfast:

  • Toasted breakfast rolls with homemade garlic butter
  • Fried eggs
  • Fried mushrooms
  • Hash browns
  • Grated tomato
  • Battered and fried cheese sticks
  • Side of rocket and baby beetroot leaves
  • Dollop of cream cheese

American Style Breakfast:

  • Pancakes
  • Grilled bacon
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Sliced water melon
  • Honey
  • Side of lambs leaf salad
  • All the butter!


  • Half a cup of rice crispies
  • Half a cup of cheerios
  • Half a sliced banana
  • Handful of fruit
  • Lashings of Greek yogurt
  • Drizzled in honey

Breakfast Bars

Banana Bread Muffins


  • Watermelon
  • Banana
  • Grapes
  • Mango
  • Orange
  • Pineapple 

Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes


Basically scrambled egg without the scramble and whatever you fancy thrown in. Our two favourites are;

  • Ham & Cheese 
  • Mixed chips (carrot/beetroot/parsnip) and mozzarella


I’ve never been one to watch my weight, but I LOVE salad! For me it’s the best way to get a full on flavour and vitamin hit. 

A great salad for breastfeeding (high iron, anti oxidants and good fats):

  • Spinach
  • Blueberries
  • Avocado
  • Mozzarella

Works perfectly when served with onion bhaji and veg samosas.

Warm Layered Salad:

A bed of rocket layered with

  • Shredded purple cabbage
  • Mushrooms fried in tomato, garlic and lemon
  • Drizzled sour cream
  • Crushed croutons

Light snack or side:

  • Cucumber and/or carrot sticks
  • Dressed in lime juice
  • Sprinkled with pomegranate seeds
  • Served with cheese and sriracha mayo

Greek salad & French Prawn Mayo:

For a simple Greek salad (for 4) simply toss up

  • Half a sliced cucumber
  • 2 large sliced tomatoes
  • Half a sliced red onion
  • Handful of Greek olives
  • A handful of cubed feta
  • Dress in oregano, salt and olive oil

Whilst in France we ate the best prawn mayo, which was so basic and just prawns mixed with mayonnaise and dijon mustard. But totally hit the spot! Best served with a nice crunchy French loaf.

Energy Boosting Salad

Happy Heart Salad

Comforting Salad


Sloppy Joe Pizza:

At least once a fortnight I’ll make an army sized batch of Bolognese. This is then used for three of our favourite dishes; spaghetti, chilli con carne and Sloppy Joe Pizza

  • Garlic Bread Pizza Base (I cheat and buy one from the supermarket, G makes it from scratch-you make your choice!)
  • Bolognese sauce (spiced or not)
  • Topped with cheese and baked in the oven

Veggie Couscous and spicy polenta:

Couscous mixed with brocoli fried off in garlic. Served with sliced polenta fried with chopped chilli and lime juice.

Quick meat balls and pasta

Our cheat is to use sausages. Remove the skins and roll into balls.

Mushroom and Stilton Soup:

Possibly the most simple and hearty winter soup to make! Simply boil down mushrooms, potatoes, onions and garlic. Mix in some double cream, season to taste and dress with a sprinkling of Stilton cheese.

Beef Burrito:

I recently had the most amazing pulled beef burrito at Rustic in West Didsbury. Burritos are a firm favourite in our house as they can be tailored to everyones tastes and even deconstructed. If you do manage to get over to Rustic, I’d definitely recommend pairing your Burrito with a Pornstar martini: Sounds so wrong, but felt so right! *snorts as she types!*

When making Burritos at home we tend to use minced beef, so this meal is a great way to use up any Bolognese sauce you have left over from your sloppy Joes pizza. By turning it into chilli (as previously mentioned).

Prawn Risotto:

We found the perfect prawn risotto recipe over on Pinterest and have pinned it to our recipe board.

Pork Chops:

With all inspiration for this one taken from summers in Greece; when it comes to pork chops marinate them in salt, olive oil and oregano. Best BBQ’d, but just as good browned in the oven or on the fry. I recommend pairing them up with our quick, summer salad.

Drinks & Deserts

Vegan Brownies:

Unashamedly rich and chocolately, but 100% vegan. These brownies are slightly good for you and a brilliant way to trick kids into eating their veg!

French Toast:

Greek Biscuits:

Traditionally baked around Christmas time, these buttery babes love to be coffee dunked.

Oat Loaf:

The perfect accompaniment to a cuppa tea!

Mint & Lime Tea

Ginger & Apple Tea

Mocktail: The Mummy Tummy


If you’ve enjoyed this first written instalment of our #WOYP please let me know in the comments below. And don’t forget to head over to Instagram for our daily stories and meal updates!

Much Love,

Berrit x

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