Rising food and energy costs mean that many of us are having to think extra carefully about how to get the most out of our budgets. To help with this challenge, BBC Good Food has developed Cook Smart, a supportive campaign bringing together knowledge and ideas on how to help everyone eat well on a budget.


Cook Smart also explores the best energy-efficient cooking methods such as hob cooking and microwaving, as well as using slow cookers, multi cookers and pressure cookers.

We’d love for you to share your tips and ideas, too, so that together we can support each other and cook smart.

Spinach falafel bowl with houmous and Cook Smart logo

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We’d love to hear what you’d like to see more of, or anything we can do differently and any other ways we can help, by using the hashtags #GFcooksmart, #AskGoodFood or via email on goodfood@immediate.co.uk.

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