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3 meal planners to inspire weeknight dinners

September meal plans

Budget-friendly, speedy and feel-good meals, coming right up

Get a taste of our weekly meal planners. Find family favourites like quick beef & beet burgers, salmon pasta bake and pumpkin & feta pizza plus, affordable recipes like quick sausage pesto pasta you can batch cook and heat up at a moment's notice — direct from Fresh Ideas magazine. There’s enough inspiration for the entire week. Start planning with the three meal planners from Fresh Ideas magazine below, then discover each meal plan's pre-made shopping list, where you can easily shop the ingredients or add them to your own list for later.


Budget-friendly meal planner

Discover delicious and affordable dinners for Monday to Friday in this meal planner – each recipe amounts to less than $5 per serve^.

Feed the family and stay savvy. This 15-minute quick sausage and pesto pasta uses minimal ingredients, most of which you’ll have already in the fridge or pantry. Discover the recipe, plus more just like it in the budget-friendly meal planner inside this month’s Fresh Ideas magazine. Then, shop all the budget-friendly ingredients you’ll need here.


Speedy meal planner

Our speedy meal planner has recipes that are ready in 20 minutes or less – and we mean it. You’ll save time without compromising quality and flavour.

Everyone will devour this Mongolian mushroom with broccoli dish. Best of all, you can make a bigger batch and freeze it for later, or enjoy any leftovers for lunch this week. Discover this and more quick, easy and flavoursome recipes, like prawn wraps with chilli aioli and tuna-filled avocados with tomato salad from the speedy meal planner within this month’s Fresh Ideas magazine. Plus, shop all the ingredients you’ll need for the recipes here.


Feel-good meal planner

Savour these flavour-packed, comforting and family-favourite dinners made with healthier ingredients such as quinoa, wholemeal pasta, reduced-fat Greek yoghurt and plenty of veggies included in the recipes.

Evoke the aromatic flavours of Asia with our satay tofu poke bowl, plus discover more hearty recipes like salmon pasta bake and pumpkin & quinoa risotto in the feel-good meal planner within the latest Fresh Ideas magazine. Then, shop for all the ingredients you’ll need in our pre-made shopping list.

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ˆcost per serve

This approximate figure is calculated in Weeknight Dinners by dividing the approximate cost of the ingredients (excluding ingredients marked as “extra to serve”) by the number of serves in the recipe, and is correct at the time of printing (8 June 2022). Ingredient prices used in calculations are based on standard NSW Woolworths Supermarkets shelf price. Prices and product range varies between stores and may not be available at Woolworths Metro, MetroGo, Woolworths online and Caltex Woolworths co-branded outlets. Where a specific brand is not listed for an ingredient, calculations are based on the price of the Woolworths own brand version of the ingredient or the next cheapest alternative.