Quick weekday suppers
You can feed the family within 30 mins, just make one stop at SPAR.
It's one of those days you feel like your head is on backwards. The last thing you feel like thinking about is what to feed the kids.

Don't lose your mind quite yet -- stop off at SPAR for a few essentials and in no time you'll hear the happy sound of quiet munching. And these options are healthy and balanced too, so you can give yourself a gold star -- as soon as your head stops spinning, that is.
5 minutes: Baked beans on wholewheat toast with mixed salad

Pop in the toast, warm up a tin of baked beans in the microwave and there you have it.
For ultra-speed, buy a packet of ready chopped salad; or slice veggies into finger-friendly pieces.

7 minutes: Egg in the window

Use a cookie cutter or cup to cut a circle out of the middle of a piece of bread. Place in a hot non-stick pan and crack an egg into the middle.
Add some vitamins by serving with diced raw carrots, cucumber, and tomatoes.

10 minutes: Veggie omelette

Most of the time is spent chopping peppers and mushrooms into small cubes. Use to fill an omelette, with whole or half baby tomatoes.

15 minutes: Lean pork chops with baby potatoes

Put a pot on the stove to boil, with baby potatoes in it. Meanwhile, grill lean pork chops.
Flash boil frozen peas and corn at the last minute.
Serve chops with ready-made apple sauce (apple baby food works too!)

30 minutes: Oven-baked chicken

Throw skinless chicken pieces, chunks of sweet potato and assorted vegetables into an ovenproof dish. Cover with peach chutney and low oil mayonnaise mixed.
Cook rice in the microwave (half a cup to a cup and a half of water).
Allow to cook while you bath the kids and take off your shoes.

Settle down to a healthy family meal. Leftovers make wonderful sandwiches!

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