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Five dinners for under $100

Made to save you time and money, we've partnered with Love Food Hate Waste to create four summer meal plans.

This week 2 meal planner has five easy and tasty dinner recipes to feed four people for under $100, plus a shopping list for the week. 
The meal planners are designed to be zero food waste, so all the ingredients you buy should be used by the end of the week. Plus we've included tips for how to store and use up leftovers. They’re created using summer produce but can be made at any time of the year with seasonal substitutions.
Download and print handy PDFs and browse this weeks recipes below. 

Printable PDFs

Week 2 meal planner

Week two features a red curry stir-fry, Middle Eastern-inspired lamb koftas, a summer salad with satay tofu, family favourite tuna empanadas and BBQ chicken sliders for a Friday night treat. Download and print the planner and shopping list here. 
Tips for this meal plan
  • The recipes for this week can be cooked in whatever order you prefer. To keep the sliders or buns fresh, store them in the freezer and bring them out that morning to defrost. 
  • Beef cuts such as rump steak, stir fry, schnitzel, or other steak cuts will all work perfectly – check the weekly specials to get the best deal.
  • Coconut milk is a shared ingredient. Keep it fresh by storing the remaining milk in a sealed container in the fridge. 
  • Red curry paste is shared between two recipes. If your family doesn’t like red curry, use any tomato-based sauce to flavour the noodle stir fry, such as a pad thai sauce. You can make a mild coconut satay sauce for the satay salad by leaving out the red curry paste.
  • Nectarines are used as part of the corn slaw with the sliders – you can use another stone fruit or swap to an apple or pear instead. 
About the Love Food Hate Waste weekly meal plans

Seasonal ingredients

The recipes in this meal planner are designed for summer as they use summer produce, but can be made at any time of the year with seasonal substitutions. 

Zero food waste

The meals are designed to be zero food waste. All the shopping list ingredients you buy should be used by the end of the week. For some meals you may have leftovers and the recipe will tell you whether they’re suitable for freezing or are best eaten the next day.

Ready-to-go shopping list

The shopping list tells you the ingredients to buy for the week. The pantry staples lists other ingredients you will need but are likely to have in your fridge or pantry already. Before going shopping check you have the staple ingredients and check your fridge, freezer and pantry as you may already have some of the ingredients on the list. If there is an ingredient you or your family doesn’t like, swap it with one you’ll all enjoy and avoid waste. 

These meals are budgeted to cost under $100 (not including the staple items), and any substitutions or alterations may affect the overall cost. Some ingredients will be used across more than one meal in a week. These ingredients are all marked with a * so you know not to use all of the ingredient in one meal. 

Protein balance based on nutrition guidelines recommendations

These recipes are based on current nutritional guidelines. Varying the type of protein in your evening meals can help you get a good balance of nutrients. A good guide is to aim to have fish once or twice a week, chicken with the skin removed once or twice a week, lean red meat twice a week, one egg-based meal, and one vegetarian meal. The ‘adapt it’ tips show you how to change up the recipe to enhance the nutritional content.

More ways to save

Get more from your grocery shop with our simple tips.

  • Buy supermarket brands like Pams and Value
  • Stock up on specials of items you use a lot. Buy meat on special and freeze it if you have space.
  • Make substitutions – if a suitable product or cut of meat is on special, substitute it for the one in your recipe. Look at the New World weekly mailer while writing your shopping list!