Chicken, hummus and vegetables in a bowl

Cheap and healthy recipes

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.

13 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
33 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
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13 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star 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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
36 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

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
25 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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
277 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
199 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
164 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
26 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
73 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
12 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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
68 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
11 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
29 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
21 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
13 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
184 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
117 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
232 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
26 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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
33 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
128 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
13 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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