Stay on budget with our beautiful brand-new recipes. We're talking about fresh, family food that will keep everybody well-fed and happy.
Rising food prices have meant that many families have started shopping and cooking in a thriftier fashion. Our five nights of budget suppers minimise waste, maximise taste and should leave you with plenty of inspiration.
We've also provided you with a handy shopping list at the bottom to make your week even easier, though please note the £30 total has been calculated to not include the 'check your fridge, freezer and cupboard ingredients'. We'd love to hear how you get on...
Super smoky bacon & tomato spaghetti
Serve your pasta with a budget-busting tomato, bacon and paprika sauce. It's a healthy and hearty choice - the addition of streaky bacon also means it is packed full of flavour, and is perfect for a speedy Monday night supper. Plus, it's two of your seven-a-day done.
Kedgeree with poached egg
In need of a comforting supper? This filling curried fish and rice dish replaces traditional boiled eggs with poached, for a scrumptious meal that's good for you too. There is also very little time and effort involved, so more of the evening is free for relaxing.
Mushroom, ricotta & rocket tart
Puff pastry has got to be the ultimate easy, crowd-pleaser when it comes to feeding a family. Top with creamy cheese, garlicky mushrooms and fresh rocket for a simple yet stunning meal for four.
Use chunks of stewing beef in your chilli con carne for a robust and healthy dish. Serve with rice, a squeeze of lime and fresh coriander for perfect Friday night food. It's also packed with two of your five-a-day.
Fruit & veg
|10 garlic cloves|
|small pack parsley|
|1 red chilli|
|small pack fresh coriander|
|1 romaine lettuce|
|1 small red onion|
|525g family pack mushrooms|
Meat & fish
|120g smoked streaky bacon|
|390g pack fish pie mix|
|250g pack lean lamb mince|
|400g diced stewing beef|
|3 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes|
|400g can chickpeas|
|210g can chickpeas|
|4 large tortilla wraps|
|1-2 tbsp chipolte paste|
|400g can kidney beans in chilli sauce|
Check your fridge, freezer and cupboards
|8 tbsp olive oil|
|2 tsp smoked paprika|
|grated Parmesan (optional)|
|300g long-grain rice, plus extra (optional)|
|1 heaped tbsp curry powder|
|2.5 tsp ground cumin|
|1 tsp ground coriander|
|1.25 ground cinnamon|
|oven chips (optional)|
Have you followed our meal plan? We'd love to hear how you got on...