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Feed your family for under $20

Category: food

It’s one thing to think up different meals to have each night that the whole family will love. It’s another thing trying to do this without breaking the bank!

Changing up the dinner menu each night doesn’t have to be expensive; you just have to get creative. Stockland loves making your life easier, which is why we have started a new monthly recipe blog post to inspire you. Feed your family for under $20 aims to help you feed your family of four on a budget with a tasty (and healthy) homemade meal.

For our first installment, we bring you healthy fish and zucchini chips. It’s a little twist on the classic family favourite. Zucchini is bursting with nutrients and is a great low-fat and low-cost alternative to regular chips. Did we mention they also taste delicious?

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  • Serves: 4
  • Time needed: 2 hours
  • Difficulty Easy


  • 600g white fish
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 2 very large zucchini or 4 medium zucchini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Step 1

    Zucchini Chips

    Preheat the oven to 110 degree Celsius and line 2 large baking trays with baking paper. 

  • Step 2

    Slice the zucchini into paper-thin slices with either a knife or mandolin. Place sliced zucchini on paper towel; place another piece of paper towel on top and gently press down, removing any excess moisture from the zucchini. 

  • Step 3

    Pour olive oil into a small bowl and use a pastry brush to coat zucchini slices with the oil. Lightly sprinkle salt over tray, being careful not to over-season. For a more adventurous taste, season with spices such as paprika or chili.

  • Step 4

    Bake at 110 degrees Celsius for 2 hours or until zucchini slices are golden and crisp. Let chips cool before removing from baking paper. 

  • Step 5

    Preheat oven to 230 degrees Celsius an line a baking tray with baking paper. 

  • Step 6

    Slice fish into 3cm wide pieces. In 3 separate bowls place the flour, beaten egg and breadcrumbs. Coat lined baking trays with olive oil.

  • Step 7

    Cover each side of the fish with flour, then beaten egg and follow with a generous coat of breadcrumbs. Lay the crumbed fish onto the tray. 

  • Step 8

    Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, turning once, until slightly golden and crisp. 

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