Cheap and Cheerful Meal ideas

We are all feeling the pinch this year so I have put together a list of super delicious meals that aren’t going to break the bank but still taste amazing!

Turkey Lasagne

Nothing beats a homemade lasagne on a cold autumn night. If you are like me and trying eat less red meat and a bit healthier why not swop the beef mince for turkey, don’t worry it will still taste amazing and packed full of flavour. Prep Time: 30mins Cook Time:20 – 25mins Portions: 4 People…

Toad in the Hole

This is an absolute British classic so if your not from the UK you are properly thinking what on earth is it. It is amazing and if you haven’t had it you are missing out for sure. So if you don’t know what it is it’s basically a giant Yorkshire pudding with sausages, so what’s…

Fish Pie

Fish pie is another classic that everyone makes different. My recipe is super easy, affordable and tasty. I have used frozen fish in mine as it is so much more affordable then fresh but you can use whatever you like and can get your hands on. Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 1 hour (Approximately)…

Turkey Meatball Pasta Bake

Looking for a mid week meal then look no further. This dish is super delicious and super easy and you can add whatever extras you like to tailor it to you. Prep Time: 20 – 30 mins Cook Time: 25 Mins in the oven Portions: 4 Portions Ingredients: 1 Packet Turkey Mince Seasoning – Salt,…

Chicken and Mushroom Pasta

Are you stuck on what to make this week then this makes a great mid week meal easy, delicious and not much washing up so even better. Prep Time:10 Mins Cook Time:20-25 Mins Portions: 1 – 4 People Ingredients 75g of Dried Pasta per person 1 Chicken Breast per person 3 large handfuls of Sliced…

Paella

This is an absolute classic, everyone does it slightly different but it still taste amazing. If you have never made your own before you have to try this simple but delicious recipe for a Spanish treat, and don’t forget you can always add your own spin on it. Prep Time: 1 Hour Cook Time: 1…

Top Tips

Here are my top tips to save some money and make your meals go further for less.

  • Firstly, shop around you can do this online to see who’s got the best deals
  • Don’t buy branded, don’t fall into this trap. Let’s all be honesty they taste pretty much the same so why pay more if you don’t have to
  • Buy frozen. Frozen food is great, it cuts down on waste and is usually cheaper so give it a go
  • Use tin products, this is a great way to make your meals go further so next time you make a chilli why not add an extract tin of tomatoes or beans to make it go that bit further

What are your top tips?

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