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Healthy cheap recipes please to feed family

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yummymummy345 Tue 22-Jan-13 21:13:02

Thank you guys really appreciate you replying and will be trying some new recipes.....

indianmeals Tue 22-Jan-13 19:10:19

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lolalotta Tue 22-Jan-13 17:42:16

This tomato and lentil soup is very cheap to make, you could serve it with this Irish soda bread to bulk it out! It's very tasty but has to be eaten fresh out the oven! We halve this recipe BTW, it makes LOADS!!!!

ivykaty44 Sun 20-Jan-13 16:33:36

I made a dhal with sweet potato and spinach, we had this with mushroom rice made with basmati rice and onions. Served with a tomato and cucumber sale (chopped up tomato and cucumber and onion then srinkled with a little lemon juice.

I keep the finely
chopped salad in the fridge

I buy a large bag of lentil in the world food section at tesco as it is cheaper and a large bag of basmati rice as it is cheeper

I also make black bean wraps and serve with salad and salsa

if you want links to the recipe then let me know they are mostly online

Cheese and leek bake: saute some leeks until soft but not brown. Make mash. Mix them together with a load of grated cheese and whack into greased oven proof dish. More grated cheese on top and bake until golden brown. Nice with sausages and a green vegetable, or with a mustardy dressed salad.


Dhal / lentil casserole / lentil chilli / chickpea curry

Sausage casserole - I use veggie hotdog sausages for mine. Onion, leeks, celery, diced carrot, diced red pepper - fry a bit. Add grainy mustard, honey, paprika plus passata. Cook until vege is teneder then add sliced hotdog sausages and a drained tin of green lentils or cannelini or butter beans.

Root vege pie - can post recipe if you want it.

BikeRunSki Sun 20-Jan-13 13:14:14

lentil hot pot

layer up in a greased casserole dish sliced potatoes, sliced onions, and dried red lentils. Layers of sliced toms, cheese and bacon optional. Pour on stock to top of layering and finish with a layer of spuds. cook at 200oC for an hour.

yummymummy345 Sun 20-Jan-13 13:10:40

Thank you guys, will venture out and get the Observer. And look online appreciate that

CarpeJugulum Sun 20-Jan-13 07:20:38

Have a look here for the MNet recipes.

TheFallenNinja Sun 20-Jan-13 07:20:14

Stock up the spice jars and get to the chicken breasts and sweet potatoes.

Ruffello Sun 20-Jan-13 07:17:43

The Observer Food monthly today is full of fab cheap family meals.

wheredidiputit Sat 19-Jan-13 20:14:41

Loads of healthy recipes here on

DioneTheDiabolist Sat 19-Jan-13 19:35:56

I've just made a big pot of soup with soup veg, soup mix and stock. It cost about £1.50, is low in fat, full of goodness and will easily feed a family of five. It tastes gorgeous, is easy to make and freezes well.

yummymummy345 Sat 19-Jan-13 19:31:11

HI there,

Cant see anywhere some ideas for quick, cheap healthy recipes and wondered if anyone had any ?
normally eat meat, pototo and veg type of thing but Dh has high cholestrol (were only young!) and so need to change the way we eat- any ideas anyone?

Pearl barley have tried in slow cooker - chicken and mushrooms which was nice.......

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