Weekly food prep and menu plan ideas for November 2019

Some delicious fruit and veg coming into season at the moment! Melons are already flavour of the month for us!

November Seasonal Fruit And Vegetables

banana, berries – strawberry, cherry, grapefruit, loquat, lychee, mango, melons – honeydew – rockmelon – watermelon, orange – valencia, papaya, pawpaw, pineapples – smooth – rough leaf, starfruit.

artichoke, asparagus, avocado – hass, beans, choko, cucumber, lettuce, onions – salad – spring, peas – green – snow – sugar snap, spinach, sweetcorn, tomato, watercress, zucchini flowers.

You can see a full list of seasonal fruit and veg here.

Weekly food prep ideas

To make my weekdays easier for many years I have spent time in the kitchen on the weekends prepping and cooking food for the week. During the school term I share photos and links of the recipes I cook up during my weekly food prep sessions on Facebook using the hashtag #pwkweeklyprep which you can see here.

I know spending time in the kitchen isn’t everyone’s idea of good time, but I actually like spending the time in the kitchen, so don’t find it too much of chore.

Even if you don’t want to do the extensive type of food prep I do, it is so beneficial to at least make a couple of things to make your life easier during the week. If you would like to get into the meal prep thing, but do not quite know where to start, check out my short e-course Meal Prep Primer.

Meal Prep Primer teaches you my process and gives you three weeks of plans to follow to help you establish the habit. It has helped 100s of women make their week days easier by doing some meal prep on the weekend.

Below I have included a few ideas that you could make in a weekend. As a base I encourage parents to make one savoury or main lunch box item and a sweet treat or snack item for the kids’ lunch boxes. This really takes the pressure of making the lunches during the week.

Nut free choc peppermint ball (gluten free)

Egg muffins (gluten free)

Choc banana muffins (gluten, dairy and nut free)

Choc banana muffins (gluten, dairy and nut free)

Homemade chicken spring rolls

Homemade chicken spring rolls

No bake oat and choc chip balls

Taco parcels

Quinoa snack balls

Homemade Sweet Chilli Wraps Recipe

Sweet chilli wraps

Our weekly menu plans for November

Week 1


Week Commencing 4th Nov 2019

Monslow cooker butter chicken

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Slow cooker butter chicken

Green veggies
TueSlow cooker sweet potato curry (vegetarian)

Bring A Plate Pumpkin Salad
Quick and easy oven baked chicken breast

Roast pumpkin salad
Thubeef stir fry recipeBeef stir fry and crunchy noodles
Fripan fried fishPan Fried Fish and Salad
Satsang choy bow mainSang choy bow
Sunlamb chops and vegetablesLamb chops and vegetables
Week 2


Week Commencing 11th Nov 2019


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Slow cooker chicken satay (gluten free)

Green veggies
TueChicken LasagneChicken lasagne
Wedpan fried chicken and saladPan fried chicken and salad
Thuslow cooker risotto.jpgSlow cooker risotto
FriDukkah crusted salmonDukkah crusted salmon with crunchy potatoes and garlic spinach
Sat2013 paleo homemade taco seasoningHomemade Tacos
Sunchicken-schnitzel-recipe-500Chicken schnitzel and vegetables
Week 3


Week Commencing 13th Nov 2019

MonMoroccan Minted BeefMoroccan minted beef
TueSONY DSCSlow cooker chicken satay (gluten free)
WedMexibake - Mexican Family MealMexibake
Thusimple-pasta-with-chicken-and-spinachPasta with chicken and baby spinach
FriHomemade Hamburger Recipe With Homemade Chunky ChipsHome made hamburgers and salad
Satsweet chilli chicken wrapsSweet chilli chicken wraps
Sunchicken-schnitzel-recipe-500Chicken schnitzel and vegetables
Week 4


Week Commencing 25th Nov 2019

MonSlow cooker beef stroganoff mainSlow cooker beef stroganoff
Tuechicken-schnitzel-recipe-500Chicken schnitzel and vegetables

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