Apple pancakes - these are a great healthy and delicious breakfast that are surprisingly easy to make. Recipe makes approximately 20 mini pancakes.

Zesty salmon balls - this recipe is quick to prepare and kids love mixing, rolling and coating the salmon balls. Can be made with fresh, frozen or tinned salmon. Experiment with adding different herbs and whatever veggies you have to hand.

Time to prepare: 20 mins. Makes approx. 16 golf ball-sized balls

Cosy cottage pie - this is a great recipe for batch cooking and using up vegetables that need eating. Can be topped with white or sweet potatoes and is comfort eating at its best.

Recipe feeds 6

Mini omelettes - these make a great breakfast or lunch and can be made ahead and stored in the fridge. We used silicon moulds but paper fairy cases will work just as well. Recipe makes 12 mini omelettes.

Hulk pancakes - kids absolutely love these pancakes and they are a great way of sneaking in some vitamin C-rich spinach! These are quick to whizz together, a fun way to use up ripe bananas and make a great weekend treat.

This recipe makes approx 20 mini pancakes

Sunshine Soup - Roasted root vegetable soup makes a delicious and nutritious lunch. Make double and freeze for a rainy day. Recipe makes 6 servings.