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lyssie29 Thu 22-Nov-18 14:57:36

My kids and I don't eat as well as we should. I also try to make sure they get their veg and they snack on fruit and veg but tea times are a quick meal put together that night not necessarily be that healthy. Does anyone have any VERY simple recipe ideas for someone on a very tight budget? I've been looking on BBC etc but everything seems to have so many ingredients. I'm not good in the kitchen and I don't enjoy cooking.

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Ricekrispie22 Thu 22-Nov-18 19:07:19

Tuna pasta bake made with tomato soup
Oven baked risotto
Egg fried rice
Oven baked frittata

MotherForkinShirtBalls Thu 22-Nov-18 21:07:50

Always a hit here is veggie noodle stir-fry. I buy amoy or other noodles, chuck them in a pot to soften while I stir fry a few papers, carrots, whatever veg they'll eat, throw in the drained noodles and some soy sauce on top. Takes approx 10 mins if you include peeling and chopping time. I add prawns, chicken, scrambled egg, cashew nuts or peanuts if needed.

Wobblington Thu 22-Nov-18 21:15:24

Veg soup to use up veg slightly past its best with cheesy garlic bread. I find my DC prefer non lumpy soup so it all gets whizzed up.
Butternut squash - roast in a tray. Nice as roast veg, or mushed and stirred into a risotto, or butternut squash and bacon soup.
Meatballs - mince, breadcrumbs and herbs with tomato sauce with grated veg hidden in.

halfwitpicker Thu 22-Nov-18 21:16:38

There's a five ingredients website somewhere, I'll have a look

halfwitpicker Thu 22-Nov-18 21:17:14

Wobblington Thu 22-Nov-18 21:17:19

There's also a great youtube series called struggle meals. It's American so they do meals under 2 dollars. It's very watchable and has given me some good ideas. I also follow £1meals on Instagram.

lyssie29 Fri 23-Nov-18 13:49:18

Thank you! I'll definitely be trying all of these recipes

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OhioOhioOhio Fri 23-Nov-18 13:59:22

Eggs. In every shape or form

IToldYouIWasFreaky Fri 23-Nov-18 14:09:31

Egg fried rice is always a hit here. Quick, easy, uses up leftovers and is a really good way to get a lot of veg into one dish!

I usually use spring onion, some ginger and garlic pasta, and peas (GOT to have peas in egg fried rice!) and then whatever other veg I have on hand - courgette, carrot, pepper, broccoli, green beans, sweetcorn etc.

We're pescetarian so I sometimes add prawns but DS is not keen so usually just have a veggie version.

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