Chicken, hummus and vegetables in a bowl

Cheap and healthy recipes

59 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.

19 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
21 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

We’ve turned a classic brunch shakshuka dish into more of a sharing main course by adding seasonal spring vegetables like peas, broad beans and asparagus

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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182 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
16 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
34 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Use seeded tortillas as pizza bases for a quick and healthy lunch - crack an egg in the centre and bake to boost protein intake

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
29 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Top high-fibre porridge oats with creamy Greek yogurt and healthy blueberries – buy frozen to help cut the cost of this filling breakfast

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Top cheap and healthy porridge oats with chopped fresh oranges, Greek yogurt and a sprinkling of dried fruit, nuts and seeds

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
132 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A warming bowl of meat-free comfort food. Make extra for the freezer

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
92 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
83 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Spiced red lentil dhal is topped with creamy sweet potato mash in these individual vegetarian pies - a cheap weeknight dinner option

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
747 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Come home to a warming bowlful of this filling, low-fat soup

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
23 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This healthy baked omelette with classic fry up ingredients is versatile enough for brunch or supper

35 mins
Easy
62 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A rich Asian dish of noodles or rice that's ready in 20 minutes - a wholesome midweek family supper

20 mins
Easy
38 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Pair this comforting mash with a warming casserole for a match made in heaven

30 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Give yourself a low-fat treat with these super-quick sandwich tortillas - a fab way of using up leftover turkey

5 mins
Easy
Healthy
18 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This low-fat soup is packed with flavour and so simple to cook

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
43 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

A rich and comforting Greek classic without the calories, what's not to love?

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
15 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A Mexican-inspired crispy, oven-toasted tortilla with roasted vegetables and a zingy tomato and avocado salsa

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
55 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Start the day in a superhealthy way with energy-boosting oats and fresh fruit

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
15 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

If you're in need of a protein boost try making this healthy omelette for breakfast, using fewer yolks lowers the cholesterol

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
90 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Get your family to eat more veg with this superhealthy pasta sauce recipe which counts as 5 of your 5-a-day. The sauce is freezable too

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
35 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Cooking up eggs with cheese and tomato makes for a super-quick meal for one that's ready in 10 minutes

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
48 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

One portion of this delicious vegetarian shepherd's pie contains all 5 of your recommended 5-a-day intake

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
107 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A low-fat family favourite with tender pork that's simple to make, a great mid-week meal

40 mins
Easy
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