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  • A pot and two plates of beef stir-fry on noodles, next to a glass and peanuts

    Stir-fried beef with ginger

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.10 ratings

    Forget a takeaway – make this beef and green pepper stir-fry with fragrant lemongrass and ginger instead. Marinate the beef while you prep the other ingredients

  • Spicy ‘vedgeree’ served in a casserole dish

    Spicy ‘vedgeree’

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.13 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

  • Turkey pasta bake in a baking dish

    Turkey pasta bake

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make the most of leftover Christmas turkey (or chicken) and use it in a low-cost, easy pasta bake. A few leftover pigs in blankets make for a nice surprise, too

  • Waste-nothing chicken & dumpling stew in two bowls

    Waste-nothing chicken & dumpling stew

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Buy a larger chicken than usual and make extra meals from the leftovers. The bones contain lots of flavour, which take this comforting stew to the next level

  • One portion of speedy lentil coconut curry

    Speedy lentil coconut curry

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.13 ratings

    This quick and easy curry has such great depth of flavour – it tastes like it’s been cooked for hours. It's healthy too, as well as being low in fat and calories

  • Jacket potato with whipped feta & sumac

    Jacket potato with whipped feta & sumac

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.37 ratings

    The perfect budget-friendly, filling supper for one. The fragrant, zesty flavour of sumac is a refreshing contrast to the creamy whipped feta

  • Orzo & chickpea soup in two bowls

    Orzo & chickpea soup

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    Rustle up this healthy, low-fat, low-calorie soup with orzo, chickpeas, veg and a can of chopped tomatoes. Top with grated parmesan to serve

  • A bowl of roasted red pepper soup with crispy croutons

    Roasted red pepper soup with crispy croutons

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Warm up on colder evenings with this vibrant soup, spiked with fiery chilli powder and harissa. The crispy croutons are optional but add a satisfying crunch

  • Teriyaki & lime-glazed chicken wings served with rice

    Teriyaki & lime-glazed chicken wings

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Glaze chicken wings in sticky sauce and serve with jasmine rice for an easy family meal. Chicken wings are budget-friendly and full of flavour

  • A serving of miso lentil & cabbage soup

    Miso lentil & cabbage soup

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.5 ratings

    Make a filling soup with the help of green lentils, pancetta, white cabbage and mushrooms, along with miso flavours. It packs in three of your 5-a-day

  • Black bean & tortilla soup in a bowl

    Black bean & tortilla soup

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Make the most of any tins of black beans in your cupboards and make this easy and satisfying soup. Serve with coriander, avocado, feta and pumpkin seeds

  • Two plates with beans and cheese on toast

    Turbo beans & cheese on toast

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.9 ratings

    Make an elevated version of beans on toast using your favourite beans, plus tomatoes, garlic and chilli – they're great topped with cheese

  • Chole with cumin rice and raita served with rice

    Chole with cumin rice & raita

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.20 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

  • Spicy jerk potato & pineapple hash

    Spicy jerk potato & pineapple hash

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.20 ratings

    This easy hash is full of punchy flavours, and makes a satisfying midweek family supper with streaky bacon, pineapple and spicy seasoned potatoes

  • Three bowls of slow-cooker pumpkin soup

    Slow-cooker pumpkin soup

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Put in a little effort the night before and you can have a velvety soup ready as a starter for a special dinner with guests. This recipe serves six generously

  • Sardine pasta with crunchy parsley crumbs

    Sardine pasta with crunchy parsley crumbs

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.26 ratings

    An affordable way to include oily fish in your diet. Canned sardines are a great source of omega 3 and add oomph to this simple, family pasta dish

  • Smoked haddock & creamed corn curry

    Smoked haddock & creamed corn curry

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.34 ratings

    Everyone will love this creamy fish curry, cooled down with coconut and sweetcorn. It's budget-friendly too

  • Spicy sausage & bean one-pot

    Spicy sausage & bean one-pot

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.47 ratings

    A saucy, warming casserole with Cumberland sausages, chilli gravy and kidney beans. It's budget-friendly and ready in less than 30 minutes too

  • Red lentil & squash dhal on a naan bread on a white plate

    Red lentil & squash dhal

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.182 ratings

    A hearty budget meal of spiced red lentils with butternut and tomatoes. Add coriander, cumin, turmeric and a dollop of mango chutney

  • Scandi meatballs

    Scandi meatballs

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.12 ratings

    Put mushroom soup to clever use in this Scandinavian-style beef meatball dish with dill sauce

  • One fajita chicken rice bowl with burnt lime

    Fajita chicken rice bowl with burnt lime

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.16 ratings

    Make crowd-pleasing fajitas the easy way with this one-tray recipe that's full of nutrients and low in fat and calories. It makes a speedy midweek meal

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