Healthy Recipes on a Budget

Following my last blog post, healthy eating on a budget, where I filmed a video of me doing a food shop for under £20, I thought I would share some of the recipes I have made with the ingredients I bought.

For each recipe, I have calculated the price breakdown per portion, to show how cheap and easy it is to create healthy, hearty meals!

BREAKFAST:

Raspberry and banana oats (serves 1):

  • 50g oats
  • 200ml Almond milk
  • 50g frozen raspberries
  • 1 banana

Cook the oats in a pan with the almond milk and raspberries on a low-medium heat until creamy. Add the sliced banana on top.

COST OF MEAL: 64p per portion


Scrambled eggs on toast (serves 1):

  • 2 eggs
  • 50ml milk (I use almond milk)
  • Salt & pepper
  • ½ avocado, mashed
  • Rye bread toast

Beat the eggs in a bowl with a splash of milk, salt and pepper. Add to a pan and cook on a low heat, stirring continuously until thickened. Toast your bread, spread with avocado and top with your eggs.

COST OF MEAL: 94p per portion

Add peppers, onions and feta to jazz up your scrambled eggs (+ 75p)


 

LUNCH/DINNER:

Turkey spaghetti bolognese (serves 2):

  • Tbsp of olive oil
  • 450g turkey mince
  • 500g bag of wholewheat spaghetti (or use spirilized courgette for a lower carb option)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 1 courgette, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 tin sweetcorn
  • Tomato passata or 1 tin of chopped tomatoes

In a large saucepan, heat the oil on a low-medium setting and add in the garlic and 8865BD5D-81A3-413B-9B60-1C9E45C39BF6 2.jpgonions, frying for a few minutes until translucent. Add in your turkey mince and then, when slightly browned, the rest of the chopped vegetables. Heat for around 15 minutes until the meat and veg are thoroughly cooked through. Add in the chopped tomatoes and cook for another 5 minutes so the bolognese is piping hot.

Serve with wholewheat spaghetti, sweet potato, rice or courgetti.

COST OF MEAL: £2.16 per portion (and there will probably be leftovers!)


Roasted veg and feta pizza (serves 2):

  • 2 wholewheat or spelt pizza bases
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Vegetables of choice (I used red onions, courgettes, mushrooms and squash…but get creative with it!), diced
  • 50g Feta
  • Rocket
  • Salt & PepperProcessed with VSCO with c1 preset

Pre-heat the oven to 200°C (gas mark 6). Meanwhile, heat a little oil in a saucepan
and partially cook the vegetables for about 5 minutes until softened. In a separate pan, heat the garlic, chopped tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper. Brush each pizza base with a tsp of oil, spread on the tomato base and top with the vegetables. Bake in the oven for 10-20 minutes, crumbling on the feta half-way through. Serve with fresh rocket.

COST OF MEAL: £2.66 per pizza


Sweet Potato and Tomato Shackshuka: (serves 2)

  • Olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin mixed beans or chickpeas
  • Salt &Pepper
  • Fresh coriander (optional + 30p)

IMG_5036.JPGPreheat the oven to 180°C (gas mark 4) and bake the chopped sweet potato on a tray with a tbsp oil until softened. Meanwhile, heat a tbsp of oil in a wide frying pan with the garlic and onion. When they’ve turned slightly translucent, add in the pepper, beans, cooked sweet potato and chopped tomatoes. Once cooked through, make 4 gaps in the mixture and crack an each egg into each space. Continue cooking until the eggs are fried to your taste.

COST OF MEAL: £1.19 per portion (Add a slice of rye bread toast for an extra 13p!)


Stuffed Peppers (serves 1):

  • 2 Large peppers
  • 100g wholegrain rice
  • 70g mushrooms
  • 1 onion
  • 50g feta
  • salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 180°C (gas mark 4). Cut the tops off the peppers and scoop out the insides so they’re hollow. Drizzle with a little oil and bake in the oven for about 10-15 minutes until slightly browned. Meanwhile, cook your rice according to instructions on the pack, and in a separate pan, fry the mushrooms and onions. Once the rice has cooked, combine with the onions and mushrooms and fill the peppers with the mixture. Top with crumbled feta.

COST OF MEAL: £1.38 per portion


Tuna, Sweet Potato and Bean Salad (serves 1):

  • Olive oil
  • 1 tin tuna
  • 150g green beans
  • ½ tin of butter beans
  • 1 sweet potato, cubed
  • rocket
  • ½ avocado
  • salt & pepper

Preheat the oven to 180°C (gas mark 4), cover the sweet potato cubes with a tbsp of oil, salt and pepper and bake in the oven for about 20 min until softened. Place the green beans into a large pan and cover with water; bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until beans have softened. Drain and rinse with cold water. Drain and rinse the butter beans. Then assemble all ingredients in a bowl.

COST OF MEAL=£2.17 per portion

 

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