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

5

(6 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

4.68182

(22 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

(1 rating)

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

(2 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

5

(3 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

4.536695

(218 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

4.2

(5 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

4.46

(50 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

(7 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

3.545455

(11 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

4.25

(8 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

4.732875

(146 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

4.4433

(97 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

4.713375

(157 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

4.05263

(19 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

4.884615

(26 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

4.68317

(101 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

4.9375

(16 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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