Immune-boosting family meal plan

We're constantly hearing how hard it is to try and lose weight and feed the whole family. With that in mind, we've created a meal plan which, with a little tweaking, satisfies the whole family*. And this plan is not just about weight loss — it's about the family's health. Seasonal changes often bring about colds and flus and when one member of the family catches something, the rest usually fall down with the same thing soon after. Build the whole family's immune system at the same time and lose some weight — now that's value for your food shopping dollar. *Weekly lunches are not included for children at school Day one | Day two | Day three | Day four | Day five | Day six | Day seven
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 brown onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp chilli
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • ½ red capsicum, chopped
  • 2 cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 1 litre stock
  • 500 grams pumpkin, chopped
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large stock pot and add the onion and garlic to sauté for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the spices and red capsicum and cook for a further minute or two.
  3. Add the tomatoes, lentils, stock and pumpkin and bring to the boil. Reduce to simmer and cook for 45-50 minutes.

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