Cheap and healthy recipes

48 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.

Garlicky mushroom penne

3.75

(8 ratings)

Add protein to a vegan pasta dish by using a low-fat houmous in the sauce. With the mushrooms and wholemeal penne, you have a healthy and filling dinner
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Slow cooker mushroom risotto

1.25

(3 ratings)

No need for constant stirring with our low-fat, low-calorie mushroom risotto made in a slow cooker. Sprinkle with parmesan for a comforting veggie meal
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Slow cooker breakfast beans

0

(0 ratings)

Enjoy this slow-cooked alternative to canned baked beans for breakfast or brunch, served on toast or with eggs. They're a good source of protein...
  • 5 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Cucumber, pea & lettuce soup

4.05

(10 ratings)

Treat as a healthy lunch or vegetarian starter, this simple and refreshing vibrant green soup is low in calories and features three of your five-a-day
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Artichoke & aubergine rice

3.833335

(3 ratings)

As well as being tasty, this aubergine and artichoke dish 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

Spring tabbouleh

5

(1 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
  • Vegetarian

Prawn & salmon burgers with spicy mayo

4.583335

(3 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

Ratatouille pasta salad with rocket

5

(1 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

Three-grain porridge

3.75

(1 rating)

This healthy breakfast, made from toasted oatmeal, spelt and barley, is super simple to make and can be kept for up to six months
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Greek-style roast fish

4.07738

(42 ratings)

Oven-bake white fish fillets with potatoes, tomatoes and herbs for a healthy and gluten-free weeknight dinner
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Poor man's vongole rosso

0

(0 ratings)

A brilliantly healthy pasta dish that's low calorie and rich in iron too, using budget-friendly cockles instead of clams...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Curried cod

4.464285

(21 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

Masala frittata with avocado salsa

5

(7 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

4.72222

(27 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

5

(3 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

Pea & broad bean shakshuka

4.166665

(3 ratings)

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

Kidney bean curry

4.432435

(37 ratings)

A rescue recipe for when there's nothing in the fridge, or when you fancy something cheap, delicious and filling...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Pea falafels with minty couscous salad

4.25

(5 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
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Egg & rocket pizzas

4.666665

(15 ratings)

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

Porridge with blueberry compote

3.46154

(13 ratings)

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

Fruit & nut breakfast bowl

3.958335

(6 ratings)

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

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