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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.

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  • Salad bowl with chicken and hummus

    Quick chicken hummus bowl

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.18 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

  • Orzo tomato soup with pesto in bowl

    Orzo & tomato soup

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.54 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

  • Chipotle chicken & slaw served on a tray

    Chipotle chicken & slaw

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.21 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

  • Veggie yaki udon in a wok

    Veggie yaki udon

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.82 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

  • Pork souvlaki served on a plate

    Pork souvlaki

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.49 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

  • Curried cod 2016

    Curried cod

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.342 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.

  • Sweet potato & chicken curry

    Sweet potato & chicken curry

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.205 ratings

    Chicken thighs are good value and tasty, just right for this healthy, versatile curry

  • Super smoky bacon & tomato spaghetti

    Super smoky bacon & tomato spaghetti

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.190 ratings

    Serve your pasta with a budget-busting tomato and paprika sauce. It's a healthy choice to boot

  • Artichoke and aubergine rice in a bowl with a serving spoon

    Artichoke & aubergine rice

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.35 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

  • Curried chicken & new potato traybake

    Curried chicken & new potato traybake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.88 ratings

    A healthy one-pan traybake with garam masala, turmeric, ginger and garlic – lightly spiced and ideal for a family supper

  • Super-quick sesame ramen served in a bowl with chopsticks alongside

    Super-quick sesame ramen

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.16 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

  • Two prawn & salmon burgers with green salad

    Prawn & salmon burgers with spicy mayo

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.88 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

  • Smoky chickpeas on toast with fried egg

    Smoky chickpeas on toast

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.18 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

  • A lunchbox with ratatouille pasta salad with rocket

    Ratatouille pasta salad with rocket

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.5 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

  • Leek & butter bean soup with crispy kale & bacon

    Leek & butter bean soup with crispy kale & bacon

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.34 ratings

    Butter beans give this dairy-free, healthy soup a creamy texture and the starchy liquid from the can helps to thicken it into a comforting supper

  • Lentils and herbs in bowl with tomatoes

    Tarka dhal

    A star rating of 3.3 out of 5.32 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

  • Spring tabbouleh salad on a white plate

    Spring tabbouleh

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.15 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

  • Creamy tomato risotto

    Creamy tomato risotto

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.220 ratings

    A budget rice dish flavoured with rosemary, basil and sweet cherry tomatoes. An ideal midweek supper

  • Greek-style roast fish

    Greek-style roast fish

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.142 ratings

    Oven-bake white fish fillets with potatoes, tomatoes and herbs for a healthy and gluten-free weeknight dinner

  • Chicken curry wth rice and peas in bowls, with chopsticks alongside

    Chinese chicken curry

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.345 ratings

    Cook an easy, healthy curry with just 15 minutes preparation. Serve this replica of your favourite takeaway dish with fluffy rice for a wholesome family meal

  • Baked banana porridge served in a baking dish

    Baked banana porridge

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.46 ratings

    Start the day right with this healthy baked banana porridge containing walnuts, banana and cinnamon. Bananas are a good source of the amino acid tryptophan, which the body needs to make the feel- good hormone serotonin. When eaten with a carb source such as oats, the brain can absorb the tryptophan easily.

  • Masala frittata with avocado salsa

    Masala frittata with avocado salsa

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.41 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

  • Cauliflower, paneer & pea curry

    Cauliflower, paneer & pea curry

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.141 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

  • A plate with 4 cauliflower & squash fritters

    Cauliflower & squash fritters with mint & feta dip

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.14 ratings

    Roast the veg on a quiet day and freeze it, then later in the week you can use it to whip up these healthy, gluten-free fritters in just half an hour

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