Plan your dinners for the week with Donna Hay

Donna Hay is well known for her love of simplicity - so her recipes won't have you scratching your head when it comes to making dinner.

It's a week night, you're starting to ask yourself what to have for dinner. A part of you wants to whip up an omelette and call it a day - but you did that last night! 

If you've exhausted your kitchen repertoire this winter, expand your horizons with these recipes by Donna Hay.

Despite being well-known for her elegant aesthetic, Donna's recipes are easy to cook and tend to contain ingredients most people already have on hand. 

Next time you're stuck for dinner ideas, bookmark our Donna Hay weekly meal plan for some inspiration.

Monday: Easy Vegetable Soup

Get on board Meat-free Mondays with a wholesome veggie soup to start the week. Packed with nutritional ingredients, you'll want to whip this up in the winter months to boost your immunity. Making it on a Monday means you can also freeze or refrigerate the leftovers to take to work during the week.

Tuesday: One-pot Chinese Chicken

Who wants to spend their Tuesday night washing up? Donna's one-pot chicken recipe is full of interesting flavours, is quick and easy to pull together, and offers a healthy, tasty solution for a mid-week dinner.

Wednesday: Roasted Eye Fillet of Beef

If you're looking for a new way to do your roast beef, Donna's recipe is a must-try. Served with tarragon salt, this elegant but easy roast will take you to France - the home of simple but rich flavours. 

Thursday: Sticky Honey Soy-Glazed Chicken

This recipe is perfect for those nights you're craving Chinese takeaway, but you know you shouldn't. This healthy alternative is made with only five ingredients too, taking the fuss out of weeknight cooking.

Friday: Spinach and Feta Pies

It's Friday night so - if you're cooking at all - keep it simple! These pies tend to go down well with people of all age groups, so they're ideal if you're cooking for kids.

Saturday: One-Pan Baked Italian Chicken

If you're having people over for dinner on the weekend, this is an easy dish to pull together in bulk. Throw it all in an oven dish and enjoy your night.

Sunday: Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder

It's time for the Sunday roast. Donna's lamb recipe is cooked with fragrant rosemary and a vinegar and brown sugar glaze, offering a gorgeous, subtle flavour. Pop it in the oven around 4pm and it will be ready by dinner time. You can also use any leftovers to make Donna's yummy lamb, pea and mint fritters.

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