Easy Budget Meal and Recipe Ideas for Families

Simple budget friendly meals and cheap recipe ideas perfect for families and students. Helping you to eat well whilst saving you money.
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Sweet Potato Chilli Recipe
An easy roasted sweet potato and bean chilli recipe. Easy, hearty and delicious with minimal prep time.
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Pasta Bake with Chicken and Broccoli
An easy pasta bake recipe with chicken and broccoli in a cream cheese sauce for minimal prep time. It's also perfect for using up leftover cooked chicken and is easily adapted to help avoid food waste.
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The Easiest BBQ Side Dish
A great side dish for a BBQ, this fruity Moroccan Couscous salad can be made in advance. It's colourful, tasty and cheap and will go with a wide variety of meats, fish or vegetables.
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Cheese Flan or Quiche
Cheese Flan was a favourite on many school dinner menus in Britain in the 1970s. Whether you're looking for nostalgia with an old-school cheese flan recipe or an easy alternative to quiche, you'll love this savory cheese and egg flan. A crispy shortcrust pastry base filled with a delicious cheese and egg mixture and baked until golden brown.
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Chickpea and Lentil Curry Recipe
This Lentil and Chickpea Curry with Spinach is healthy, budget-friendly, tasty, and can be made from storecupboard and fairtrade ingredients. There's no need to pre-soak the lentils and it's ready in just 40 minutes. It's also, vegan, dairy, and gluten-free!
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Tuna Fish Cakes Recipe
Tuna Fish Cakes without breadcrumbs or Tuna Patties are very easy and a great store cupboard staple. Tinned tuna will last for literally years (!) and all the other ingredients in this recipe, you will probably already have in. Making fish cakes from tinned tuna is a real budget friendly meal and also a useful way to use up any leftover mashed potato. They freeze well and this is a great recipe for making up a batch.
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Red Pepper Soup Recipe with Sweet Potato
Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Soup is a hearty delicious-tasting soup that requires minimal preparation time. Simply roast all the vegetables together in the oven, add to some stock or broth, and blend it together. You can mix up the spices to create lots of different flavours according to your own personal taste. It's suitable for vegans and is naturally dairy and gluten-free.
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Easy Banana Recipes
A collection of the top recipes for using up ripe and overripe or browned bananas. An inspirational collection with something for everyone including some more unusual recipes.
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Simple Pork Stir Fry Recipe
A simple pork stir fry recipe with ginger and garlic and crunchy vegetables in a sticky honey and soy sauce.
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Salmon Fishcakes with Dill
An easy Salmon and Dill Fishcakes or Patties recipe perfect for a light lunch or dinner.
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Easy Healthy Chicken Curry
A super handy chicken curry recipe for using up leftover chicken or turkey. Ready in just 30 minutes. Tasty, light and healthy recipe.
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Vegan Sweet Potato Chili
A Sweet Potato Chilli is a great meat free alternative and this is one of my favourite recipes. The sweet potatoes are roasted with sweet smoked paprika and cumin and are deliciously sweet and spicy all at the same time. Add in onions, peppers, beans and a thick tomato sauce and you have the perfect vegan chilli. https://www.therealmealdeal.com/vegetarian-chilli/ #veggiechili #sweetpotato #sweetpotatoaddict #veganchili #veganuary #veganuary2024 #vegetarian #vegetariansofig #vegetarianrecipes #vegetarianfood #vegetarianlife #vegetarianmeals #vegetariandinner #vegetarianeats #vegetariancooking #vegetarianfoodie #vegetarianoptions #meatfreemeals #meatfreeday #meatfreerecipes ⭐Click on link in Bio for full recipe⭐
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Simple Veganuary Recipes
Simple and easy veganuary recipes suitable for all the family, curries, pasta and comfort food recipes.
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Leftover Ham Recipe A Perfect Carbonara
Carbonara with leftover ham is super easy and a perfect recipe for those leftovers. You don't need a shop bought sauce, trust me you just need eggs and parmesan cheese. If you've never tried this before, give it a go. https://www.therealmealdeal.com/spaghetti-carbonara-no-cream/ #carbonara #carbonarapasta #carbonaraday #leftoverham #pasta:spaghetti: #pastaaddict #pastarecipe ⭐Click on link in Bio for full recipe⭐
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Kale Leek and Cauliflower Lasagne
A delicious vegetable lasagne in a lovely cheese sauce, - think cauliflower cheese with extra bits. Easy to make and economical too.