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Peter Noanoa

Father of four tamariki

The kids help in the kitchen by cooking simple meals like French Toast, and the oldest one makes some mince-based meals.

The kids also help around the kitchen by peeling, grating, gathering kai and cutting veges.


Have some easy meals on hand like supermarket pizza base and add healthy toppings and vegetables – healthier, cheaper and tastier than takeaway pizzas.

Involve the kids in shopping, so you get the healthy food they like and you don’t waste your money.

Peter’s favourite recipe


Evening meals

Evening meals can be a challenge after a long day. Check out these low-cost, quick and easy options.

Perfect roast pork
Preparation time: 3 hours

Perfect for large family gatherings and celebrations. Tasty hot or cold. Pork shoulder is an economical cut of meat - look out for specials at your butcher or supermarket.

Crunchy pork lettuce cups
Preparation time: 20 minutes

These tasty lettuce cups are a quick and easy meal. Your family will be surprised at how filling they are!

Easy Italian potato and tomato soup
Preparation time: 30 minutes

This soup is super easy - and delicious! Perfect as a meal or a snack. Vegetable-based soups are a tasty way to get your 5+ a day.

Fruit surprise
Preparation time: 15 minutes

Tasty, healthy dessert the whole family will enjoy.

Crunchy summer slaw
Preparation time: 15 minutes

A tasty twist on traditional coleslaw. Roasted peanuts add crunch and flavour.

Summer rice salad
Preparation time: 20 minutes

Rice for dinner one night and then a tasty salad the next. Save left-over rice for this great family salad.

Delicious bean salad
Preparation time: 15 minutes

Hearty and wholesome. This delicious salad uses 2 cans of beans and 1 can of corn as it's base - then add any other salad ingredients you have on hand.

Slow cooker roast chicken
Preparation time: 15 minutes

Slow chicken = fast dinner! Come home to dinner. Set the slow cooker or crockpot going in the morning and when you get home, your chicken will be moist, tender and ready to enjoy!

Corn and carrot fritters
Preparation time: 20 minutes

Fuel your day with these tasty fritters. Great hot or cold. Fritters also make a great lunch or a snack.

Mussel fritters
Preparation time: 40 minutes

A tasty lunch or dinner. Make a double batch and save leftovers for the lunch box or an easy on-the-go breakfast.