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Carrot pilaf with coriander chutney

Budget healthy recipes

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

For seven days of family-focussed budget meals try our budget family meal plan or explore budget vegetarian recipes, budget vegan recipes and student recipes

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  • Orzo tomato soup with pesto in bowl

    Tomato & pasta soup

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.64 ratings

    Make our simple, budget-friendly tomato, pasta and chickpea soup in just 30 minutes. This easy, vegetarian family meal is healthy and even low fat

  • Spicy ‘vedgeree’ served in a casserole dish

    Spicy ‘vedgeree’

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.8 ratings

    Try our veggie twist on kedgeree for a healthy supper. Like the traditional version, it's served with boiled eggs and has a lovely mild curry flavour

  • Spinach falafel & hummus bowl

    Spinach falafel & hummus bowl

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    Make this easy vegan salad bowl, with homemade spinach falafels and hummus served alongside pitta and salad. It's packed with nutrients for a healthy supper

  • A platter and plate of rice with courgette, chickpeas, herbs and lemon wedges

    Chickpea & courgette pilaf

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Make our pilaf with lemon, courgette and chickpeas for an easy vegetarian midweek meal. Flavour with cinnamon, cumin and coriander if you have them in your storecupboard

  • Carrot pilaf on a plate with coriander chutney alongside

    Carrot pilaf with coriander chutney

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.13 ratings

    Try this healthy pilaf filled for an easy midweek meal. With cashew nuts, veg and spices, it's not only tasty but budget-friendly too. Top with coriander chutney

  • Chicken, leek & brown rice stir-fry in a bowl

    Chicken, leek & brown rice stir-fry

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.12 ratings

    Combine the classic flavours of chicken and chorizo with kale and rice for a substantial yet speedy dinner, taking less than 20 minutes to make

  • Buddha bowl salad served in a bowl

    Vegan salad bowl

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

    Whip up an easy vegan salad, with beans, radish, pickled cabbage and couscous. Bursting with flavour, it makes a satisfying dinner or lunch on the go

  • Chicken stew in bowls with scones

    Easy chicken stew

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.12 ratings

    Make this healthy chicken stew – it's simple and perfect for a filling family supper. Our easy, low-fat recipe is delicious served with a warm cheese scone

  • Creamy pesto & kale pasta served in a bowl

    Creamy pesto & kale pasta

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.51 ratings

    Enjoy our creamy pesto and kale pasta as a tasty and nutritious supper. Make it with just a handful of ingredients and storecupboard staples

  • Chole with cumin rice and raita served with rice

    Chole with cumin rice & raita

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.11 ratings

    Make a chickpea curry served with raita for a brilliant budget-friendly family meal. As well as being quick and easy, it's healthy too

  • Egg, chips and beans on plate with fork

    Posh egg, chips & beans

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Whip up a classic egg and chips with smoky beans for an easy dinner or weekend brunch. This version is healthy, high in fibre and low-calorie too

  • Curried chicken & new potato traybake

    Curried chicken & new potato traybake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.90 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

    Vegetarian ramen

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.24 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

  • Smoky chickpeas on toast with fried egg

    Smoky chickpeas on toast

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.19 ratings

    Spend just 12 minutes on this healthy, budget-friendly supper for two. Our fuss-free smoky chickpeas on toast deliver two of your 5-a-day and is low in calories

  • Miso mushroom & tofu noodle soup served in a bowl

    Miso mushroom & tofu noodle soup

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.5 ratings

    Rustle up this miso, mushroom and tofu noodle soup with just six simple ingredients. Healthy and low in calories, it makes a tasty light lunch or supper

  • Masala frittata with avocado salsa

    Masala frittata with avocado salsa

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.44 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 5.146 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

  • Kidney bean curry

    Kidney bean curry

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.220 ratings

    A rescue recipe for when there's nothing in the fridge, or when you fancy something cheap, delicious and filling

  • Pea falafels with minty couscous salad

    Pea falafels with minty couscous salad

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.17 ratings

    Give falafel a makeover by using a mix of chickpeas and frozen peas, serve with couscous and a dollop of yogurt for a cheap but tasty meal

  • Creamy tomato risotto

    Creamy tomato risotto

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.230 ratings

    A budget rice dish flavoured with rosemary, basil and sweet cherry tomatoes. It's healthy, filling and simple to make – an ideal midweek supper

  • Spring tabbouleh salad on a white plate

    Spring tabbouleh

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.17 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

  • Red lentil & carrot soup

    Red lentil & carrot soup

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.106 ratings

    This warming and budget-friendly vegetarian soup is perfect packed in a flask for lunch. It's also easy to double the quantities and freeze half for later

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