Broccoli and Lentil Soup, 20p a portion
Had some broccoli to use up today, so decided to make some Broccoli and Lentil soup for lunch. Haven’t got any bread, so made some Cheapy Bread Rolls to have with it, only 2p each!
this makes 4 generous, warming and filling portions for 20p a portion, plus a cheap bread roll at 2p, so 22p for a full tum
head of broccoli, 49p
1 med onion, Smartprice, 98p/2kg, 5p
1 stock cube, Asda, 12/78p, 6p
100g red lentils Natco, £1/500g 20p
Chop the veg. Saute the onion in a pan in a little oil until translucent, add the chopped broccoli and let it cook until softening.
Add the lentils and stock cube and enough water to cover. Simmer gently for 15 minutes. Whizz a bit until most of the veg are chopped up. Or you could fine chop your veg at the beginning and then just leave them as they are.
Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Add pepper if you like, or a tiny pinch of chilli, maybe a tsp of vinegar to sharpen. Taste and adjust to what you like.
Serve in a pretty bowl, maybe with a swirl of yogort or a sprinkle of croutons on top.
Take care of your family and your budget
Before putting together the meal planners, Lesley surveyed what was needed. Of the existing 14 budget meal plans, most are cheap meals for 2 people so can be sized up or down. Others are cheap family meals for 4 people, or meals for one