Cheap healthy meals

(17 Posts)
Fancyachive Thu 26-Jun-14 09:14:26

Has anyone got any recipes for cheap healthy meals please grin

Madratlady Thu 26-Jun-14 09:42:45

Home made pizzas work out fairly cheap. Jacket potatoes. Soup. I use quorn instead of chicken most of the time as that's cheaper.

Fancyachive Thu 26-Jun-14 12:00:53

Thank you ! What does quorn taste like I've never tried it ?

Smoked mackerel, salad and jacket potato.

Fancyachive Thu 26-Jun-14 12:48:33

Love smoked mackerel and so does my son haven't had it for ages thank you !

Lunaballoon Thu 26-Jun-14 12:52:40

Falafel burgers, daal curries with extra veg thrown in, homemade quiche and salad.

insancerre Thu 26-Jun-14 12:56:07

Chicken stirfry with noodles
Salmon cooked in foil parcels and rice
Spag bol
Tuna pasta bake
Spanish omelette and potato wedges

JassyRadlett Thu 26-Jun-14 12:58:15

One of my quick standby meals is chicken chunks, stir fried in sunflower oil plus a bit of sesame oil if you have it, when chicken is cooked chuck in some frozen bean mix, when all is cooked serve over rice - brown or mixture works welll with the seseame oil flavour.

BsshBosh Thu 26-Jun-14 14:03:48

Vegetable curries
Vegetable stews/casseroles

BsshBosh Thu 26-Jun-14 14:07:00

There's a cookbook and blog on very cheap but healthy means by A Girl Called Jack (Jack Monroe):
agirlcalledjack.com

Thurlow Thu 26-Jun-14 14:10:44

I was going to say falafel too, insanely cheap and actually very easy to make. We have it with couscous and veg, or with sweet potato wedges. We also tend to buy a lot of turkey instead of chicken, as it works out a bit cheaper.

BeCool Thu 26-Jun-14 14:25:19

I made pizza base myself for the first time recently. Using organic flour I made 6 good size bases for £2. So cost will be lots less if using non-organic. And you can freeze the dough!!! Amazing. So we ate half and I froze half of them in pizza portions.

This is the recipe I used.

wasabipeanut Thu 26-Jun-14 14:32:44

Becool did you bake the base then put tomato sauce & toppings on or do it all in one go? My pizza bases need to be baked first to avoid sogginess so I'm interested to see if this is quicker!

LadySybilLikesCake Thu 26-Jun-14 14:38:42

How cheap do you mean?

Watch out for Quorn, a lot of people are allergic to it.

Chicken flatbread and salad is really cheap and easy.

Flatbread is plain flour and water (can add a little yogurt if you wish). Mix until you get a dough, split into balls, roll and fry in an empty pan (no oil). Pieces of chicken thigh, fry in a little oil with some chopped rosemary.
Salad is salad.

Jacket potatoes - cheese and beans

Pizzas

MilkRunningOutAgain Thu 26-Jun-14 19:24:30

Egg dishes, omelettes and frittatas, and savoury pancakes are cheapish, things like a risotto, with just a small amount of left over chicken, few rashers of bacon for flavour. Macaroni cheese, any pasta dish with a tomato/ roasted veg sauce.

BeCool Thu 26-Jun-14 21:56:24

I didn't cook them first. Just made quite thin bases, added sauce and toppings and cooked at about 220 c for 10 or so minutes.

Taking a ball of fresh lovely dough out of the freezer ROCKS!

BeCool Thu 26-Jun-14 21:58:14

It made 6 one hungry adult sized pizza. Though half one each has been fine for me and a friend.

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