My Dh is on a low carb / high protein diet. Looking for some cheap meal idea that i could cook in bulk atm his meals include steak with broccoli, cod with broccoli, omelettes. Fat content must be low but a little fat isnt an issue. Please can anyone offer some meal ideas my shopping bill is sooo high.
Buy veg in season. Street markets are best value. Or Lidl. A cabbage does 4 meals, brocolli only 2.
Real baked beans (haricot beans in a homemade tomato sauce) Haricot beans, tinned tuna, raw onion and parsley. Great for lunches Sausages and puy lentils Bolognaese sauce with cabbage/ brocolli instead of spaghetti Try different types of fish such as pollock - cheaper. Ask your fishmonger Slow cooked meats are cheaper - eg lamb shoulder or chuck steak. Make stews and roasts Eggs are cheap. Huevos rancheros. Sauté onions. Add chopped veg and a bit of chorizo if you have it. Add beaten eggs. Very quick to do.
The Sugar Detox diet by Brooke Alpert has good menu ideas.
low carb lasagne-spag bol as you normally would, but with less tomatoes, layer thinly sliced courgette instead of pasta then ontop have cheese and egg mixed together-bulk freeze spagbol then on the day assemble
cheaper cuts of meat are great if slowcooked so you could do slowcooked gammon with buttered cabbage stir fry with lots of egg and cabbage rather than meat and pasta helps keep cost down (u can buy low carb+sugar soy sauce)
lots of hard boiled eggs and bacon shredded on top of salad (look for reduced ones at supermarkets, if possible without carrot in) up to 3 tablespoons of mayo a day is ok, so you can make it with a nice mayo or yoghurt dressing
if you buy frozen fish fillets they are very cheap, they do shrink a lot when cooked so defrost double what you think you need. I bung in the oven with garlic in foil for 30mins+washed and de-seeded peppers, then eat with cabbage or spinach. fresh spinach can be expensive but again, you can buy frozen or canned
I buy cheap cuts of meat and use my slow cooker a lot. Aldi is really cheap for fruit, veg and meat. These are the cheapest meat prices I have found.
Minced beef 3.59/kg aldi Minced pork 2.98/kg aldi Lamb breast 4.89/kg aldi Lamb shoulder 6.49/kg aldi Lamb blade 6.79/kg morrisons Frozen lamb shanks 6/kg heron foods (these are a treat as they do come in a mint gravy although they are still low carb) Beef brisket 6.79/kg aldi Pork shoulder 3/kg asda Gammon 3.76/kg aldi (I think this does have nitrates though) Free range chicken 3.33/kg aldi Chicken thighs 2.65/kg aldi Boneless chicken thighs 4.99/kg aldi Pork belly joint tesco 3/kg Steak 10.73/kg aldi