Chicken, hummus and vegetables in a bowl

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Being healthy on a budget doesn't have to be hard. Try our easy recipes that are low in price but rich in nutritious ingredients and great flavour.

Quick chicken hummus bowl

4.88889

(9 ratings)

Make our healthy chicken and hummus salad bowl for a delicious budget lunch option. It can be thrown together in just 10 minutes and delivers three of your 5-a-day
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Orzo & tomato soup

4.69231

(26 ratings)

Make our simple, budget-friendly tomato, orzo and chickpea soup in just 30 minutes. This easy, vegetarian family meal is healthy and even low fat
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chipotle chicken & slaw

4.5

(6 ratings)

Enjoy our hot and spicy chicken drumsticks with homemade slaw on the side for a healthy and low calorie supper. Serve with steamed corn on the cob
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Veggie yaki udon

4

(14 ratings)

Pack in the veg with our flavour-packed Japanese-inspired yaki udon. It takes just 25 minutes to make and is healthy and low in fat and calories to boot
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Pork souvlaki

4.77778

(9 ratings)

Serve our speedy pork souvlaki skewers when you’re in need of a quick and easy midweek meal. Serve with flatbreads and yogurt and chilli sauces on the side...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Curried cod

4.51055

(237 ratings)

An easy-to-prepare midweek one-pot with cod fillet, chickpeas, ginger and spices - it's healthy, low calorie and packed with iron too!...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Artichoke & aubergine rice

4.59091

(22 ratings)

As well as being tasty, this aubergine and artichoke is low fat, low calorie and cost effective. Make a large batch and eat it cold the next day
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Super-quick sesame ramen

4.285715

(7 ratings)

Rustle up this warming veggie ramen in just 15 minutes. Think of it as healthy fast food – it's low-fat, low-calorie and low-cost as well...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Prawn & salmon burgers with spicy mayo

4.472725

(55 ratings)

These prawn and salmon burgers are not only fabulously tasty, they're healthy too, being rich in omega-3. Make them for the family in just 25 minutes...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Smoky chickpeas on toast

5

(8 ratings)

Spend a grand total of 12 minutes on this healthy, low-cal supper for two. Our fuss-free smoky chickpeas on toast deliver two of your 5-a-day
  • 12 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Ratatouille pasta salad with rocket

4

(4 ratings)

Use up leftover ratatouille to make a substantial vegetarian lunch that's quick to prepare and also super healthy, providing all five of your five-a-day...
  • 13 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Tarka dhal

3.2

(15 ratings)

Make a simple and healthy storecupboard supper like this easy dhal when you're cooking on a budget. To keep it vegan, use vegetable oil rather than ghee...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Spring tabbouleh

4.1

(10 ratings)

A simple, budget, spring salad that can add a healthy dose of vegetables to your midweek meal. This easy vegan dish also makes great leftover lunches
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Creamy tomato risotto

4.735485

(155 ratings)

A budget rice dish flavoured with rosemary, basil and sweet cherry tomatoes. An ideal midweek supper
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Greek-style roast fish

4.436895

(103 ratings)

Oven-bake white fish fillets with potatoes, tomatoes and herbs for a healthy and gluten-free weeknight dinner
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chinese chicken curry

4.701655

(181 ratings)

Cook an easy, healthy curry with just 15 minutes preparation for a wholesome family meal. Serve with fluffy boiled rice
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Baked banana porridge

4.05

(20 ratings)

Start the day right with this healthy baked banana porridge containing walnuts, banana and cinnamon. It's a filling breakfast that will keep you going until lunch...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Masala frittata with avocado salsa

4.88889

(27 ratings)

A spicy twist on a simple frittata recipe, with Masala paste, coriander and plump cherry tomatoes. Pair it with our avocado salsa for a light and budget-friendly supper
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Cauliflower, paneer & pea curry

4.70642

(109 ratings)

Ready in less than an hour, this easy, vegetarian curry recipe made with pan-fried Indian cheese and vegetables is also cheap to prepare
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

No-cook chickpea salad

4.941175

(17 ratings)

Use a touch of harissa to liven up a healthy chickpea salad. It takes just 10 minutes to whip up and makes an ideal side dish for slow-cooked Greek lamb
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

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