Mar 3, 2019 | 1 comment





Cost per portionCalories FatProteinCarbsVegetarian
Sardine & Tomato Pasta
Beef Ragu for Meal Plan 7
Mixed Veg and Pasta Cheese
Pasta Pesto with Peas and Feta
Turkey & Leftovers Soup, ideas on what to put in itnot veg or vegan
Green Tomato Curry (7 portions)Green tomato curry204 cals8g fat6g protein25g carbsveg + vegan
Scotch Brothscotch broth
Mango, coconut and feta pasta
Spaghetti Bolognese, meal plan 7
Oaty Fritters , veg, chilli & yogort, Meal Plan 8
Pancakes and not quite 101 ideas to fill them
Spanish Omelette
Roquefort TartRoquefort tart, cooked
Pizza using Magic Bread Dough
Tapas - Patatas Bravas, Butter Beans with Lemon & Honey, Spinach Dumplings
Broccoli and Almond Stuffed Pancakesbroccoli and almond stuffed pancakes470 cals28g fat17g protein42g carbs
Cream Cheese Pizzacream cheese pizza on a blue speckled plate722 cals30g fat19g protein96g carbsveg
Greek Fried CauliflowerCauliflower fritters a traditional Greek recipe
Hazelnut Butter and Vegetable BakeHazelnut Butter & Vegetable Bake306 cals19g fat11g protein27g carbsveg, vegan
Pea-Crumb Fritters
pea crumb fritter
6p130 cals2g fat5g protein15g carbsveg - omit egg for vegan
Bean Burgersbean burgers10p128 cals3g fat7g protein20g carbsveg, vegan
Hazelnut Couscous, (as Salted Cashew Couscous, using Hazelnuts) meal plan 2Salted Cashew Couscous14p468 cals23g fat14g protein53g carbsveg + vegan
Balti spring green pancakes15p225 cals2g fat7g protein44g carbsveg+ vegan
Raw chickpea carrot falafelCarrot falafel15p
gnocchiGnocchi made with dried mash! Served with tomato sauce15p351 cals9g fat10g protein58g carbsveg + vegan, leaving out the cheese topping
Gajar MatarGajar Matar15p148 cals28g fat4g protein17g carbsveg + vegan
Pea Fritters & Chipspea fritters mp 1017p485 cals14g fat12g protein74g carbsveg + vegan
Coconut Dahl17p value rice, 23p basmati rice598 cals10g fat23g protein104g carbsveg + vegan
imageCheese & Ham Toastie18p
Broccoli Pesto broccoli pesto - in dish18p154 cals16g fat2g protein3g carbs veg + vegan
Stuffed Potato CakesStuffed potato cakes18p per 2 potato cake portion238 cals7g fat8g protein39g carbsveg + vegan, df
Lemon Dahl 18p with value rice, 24p with basmati502 cals1.3g fat22g protein101g carbsveg + vegan
Sausages - Home MadeHome made sausage patties19p per sausage
Aduki Bean Curry19p using Approved Food ingredients
Lentil Dumplings with Tomato Sauce20-30p
Peanut Oat Cakes with Roasted Onions & Peaspeaut oatcakes - on a plate close up with onion and peas 20p 383 cals 23g fat 14g protein 35g carbs veg + vegan
Spiced Vegetable Frittersspiced vegetable fritters - a cheap family meal20p172 cals6g fat8g protein22g carbsveg, vegan
Pancakes filled with Carrots, Onions and Peas in Soft Cheesepancakes filled with carrots, onions & peas21p422 cals20g fat10g protein48g carbsveg, not vegan
Zombie BurgersZombie burgers using dead bread22p188 cals9g fat7g protein25g carbsveg + vegan
Cheesey Jacket PotatoesCheesy Jacket Potatoes22p401 cals25g fat11g protein36g carbs
Punjabi Cabbagepunjabi cabbage22p289 cals18g fat8g protein26g carbs
Peanut Butter NoodlesPeanut noodles23p404 cals12g fat15g protein61g carbsveg + vegan
Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, Ham and Cheese Pancakesham and cheese pancakes on a plate with a dressed salad23p
scone based pizzaScone Based Pizza, meal plan 723p800 cals39g fat17g protein93g carbsveg if you leave off the bacon
Wild Garlic Pesto PastaWild Garlic Pesto Pasta23p594 cals32g fat14g protein64g carbveg, not vegan
Butter Bean and Vegetable Curry24p316 cals11g fat12g protein43g carbsveg + vegan
Tuna & Onion Pie, with roasted carrots & onions - Meal Plan 924p incl sides
Pasta, soft cheese and tomato puréepasta with soft cheese, tomato and olives37p465 cals13g fat15g protein72g carbsveg, not vegan
Vegetable Crumblevegetable crumble for a budget dinner25p454 cals28g fat13g protein42g carbsveg + vegan, leaving the cheese out of the topping
Chicken & Onion Piecooked pie26pnot veg or vegan
Sardine & Tomato FishcakesTuna fish cakes26p258 cals8g fat13g protein23g carbs
Pork, Apple & Stuffing Lasagna Pork, Apple & Stuffing Lasagna26p
Spinach and Coconut Dahl, with ricespinach and coconut dahl26p319 cals15g fat15g protein34g carbsveg + vegan, gf, df
Chole & Nan 27p612 cals18g fat19g protein96g carbsveg + vegan
Tomato Dhal & Rice simple red lentil tomato dahl with couscous27p531 cals11g fat21g protein86g carbsveg+ vegan
Lentil & Nut Loaflentil and nut loaf27p
Olive Drop Scones, Garlicky Soft CheeseOlive drop scone, crispy fried onion, carrot ribbon salad28p656 cals27g fat11g protein97g carbsveg + vegan
Broccoli Pesto & Pasta 28p280 cals15g fat8g protein28g carbsveg + vegan
Soufflé Croûton SliceSoufflé Croûton Slice28p511 cals32g fat16g protein40g carbsveg
Faggots & GravyFaggots29p397 cals12g fat15g protein61g carbs
Spaghetti with Beef & Tomato Pasta Sauce29pnot veg or vegan
Pasta (HM) mixed veg, cream, mustard - Christmas Meal Plan 2014image30p604 cals25g fat13g protein78g carbveg, not vegan
salted cashew couscousSalted Cashew Couscous 30p483 cals23g fat11g protein58g carbsveg + vegan
Baconey Tomatoey Pastatomato bacon pasta recipe30p605 cals29g fat18g protein68g carbs
Sweetcorn fritterssweetcorn fritters, chips and peas30p615 cals27g fat14g protein84g carbsveg +vegan
Dahl Sambar31p400 cals14g fat22g protein56g carbsveg + vegan
Herby omeletteHerby Omelette, Chips & Peas - Meal Plan 1031p550 cals25g fat2g protein57g carbsveg, not vegan
Beetroot & Feta Tart 32p497 cals31g fat14g protein41g carbsveg, not vegan
SW Quinoa Burgers - frugalised - per 2 burgersquinoa burgers32p192 cals7g fat8g protein25g carbsveg
Roasted Vegetable Soup with Scone Topped with Roasted Onions - Meal Plan 932p552 cals20g fat11g protein83g carbsveg + vegan
Bacon & Sweetcorn Pie, mash & peasbacon & sweetcorn pie32p805 cals43g fat22g protein86g carbsnot veg or vegan
Spiced Carrot TartAn Indian carrot recipe32p588 cals38g fat11g protein51g carbsveg, not vegan
Pasta, Tomato Sauce & Cheddar - Meal Plan 933p506 cals21g fat19g protein59g carbsveg + vegan, use sub cheese
Potato & Onion Hash Potato and Onion Hash - close up33p421 cals11g fat18g protein66g carbsveg + vegan, leaving out the bacon
Curry Basecurry base33p + a protein227 cals5g fat19g protein27g carbsveg + vegan
Beef pasta bake 34p318 cals11g fat17g protein39g carbsnot veg or vegan
Paneer Curry using either HM or shop bought paneerPaneer Curry34p265 cals13g fat19g protein20g carbsveg, not vegan
Pea Tartpea tart34p666 cals45g fat15g protein51g carbs
Spiced Lentil BallsSpiced lentil balls, with orecchiette pasta and tomato sauce, in a white bowl34p 433 cals8g fat19g protein73g carbsveg + vegan
Oven Baked Frittataoven baked frittata35p200 cals12g fat15g protein6g carbsveg
Gnocchi, pork bits and stuffing - Christmas Meal Plan 201436p508 cals11g fat25g protein81g carbsnot veg or vegan
Tuna Fish Cakes36p264 cals12g fat26g protein22g carbs
Pork Meatballs with added veg and barleypork meatballs36p120 cals1g fat20g protein14g carbs
Falafel with carrot saladfalafel and carrot salad37p759 cals35g fat32g protein87g carbsveg + vegan
Chicken & Dumplings - Meal Plan 8image37p503 cals30g fat17g protein42g carbnot veg or vegan
Pasta with Tomato, Olives & Soft Cheesepasta with soft cheese, tomato and olives37p465 cals13g fat17g protein66g carbsveg, not vegan
Cheese & Onion Tartcheese and onion tart in dish37p494 cals32g fat15g protein37g carbsveg, not vegan
Fiery Potatoes, spicy & delicious
Fiery potatoes
38p450 cals17g fat8g protein66g carbsveg + vegan
Cheese & Onion Roly Poly - 4 servingsimage38p464 cals31g fat13g protein31g carbveg, not vegan
Gigantes Plaki and pitta38p322 cals2g fat16g protein60g carbveg + vegan
Butter Beans with Sauted Mixed Veg38p462 cals16g fat15g protein66g carbsveg + vegan
Omelette & Chips - Christmas Meal Plan 201438p511 cals24g fat25g protein53g carbveg, not vegan
Toasted Nan & Dahl 38p
5:2 Salmon Fish Cakes Salmon fish cake39p283 cals11g fat14g protein32g carbsnot veg or vegan
Anchovy Pizza39pnot veg or vegan
Sweet Bean Curry Sweet bean curry39p374 cals14g fat14g protein52g carbsveg + vegan
Farl, onion, carrot, swede and salamiimage39p412 cals14g fat12g protein59g carbsveg + vegan - leave out the chorizo
Halloumi Burgers Halloumi40p323 cals23g fat14g protein16g carbs
Puchka TartPuchka tart40p
Vegetable Casserole & Dumplings40p466 cals18g fat13g protein64g carbveg + vegan
Chicken, Quinoa and Apple BurgersChicken, quinoa and apple burgers40p134 cals5g fat12g protein
Lentil Ragu & Spaghettired lentil ragu on spaghetti40p599 cals10g fat29g protein99g carbsveg, vegan (omit cheese)
Hotdog & Bean Salad - No Power Meal Plan41pnot veg or vegan
Spaghetti Bolognese made to Italian recipe41pnot veg or vegan
Spaghetti Carbonara 41p539 cals19g fat24g protein67g carbnot veg or vegan
Spinach Dumplings with Spicy Tomato SauceSpinach-Dumplings-150x15041p220 cals (plus frying fat)4g fat14g protein35g carbsveg + vegan
Beetroot BurgersBeetroot burgers41p214 cals7g fat7g protein31g carbsveg + vegan - omit egg
Chicken & Veg Tart42p
Smoked Salmon Pasta42p
An autumn panzanellaan autumn panzanella42p745 cals44g fat16g protein78g carbsveg, vegan
Mackerel Kedgeree43p524 cals20g fat24g protein62g carbsnot veg or vegan
Nut Balls in a Tomato Sauceveggie nut balls - with pasta, peas and parmesan44p357 cals26g fat13g protein21g carbsveg, not vegan
BBQ pizzaclose up of a whole BBQ pizza44p533 cals12g fat19g protein87g carbsveg, not vegan
Mackerel Pate & Pasta45p569 cals21g fat22g protein68g carbnot veg or vegan
Chicken & Veg with a coconut and peanut sauce - Meal Plan 845p
Casserole of bacon, veg, toms, soft cheese45p436 cals17g fat27g protein41g carbsnot veg or vegan
Courgette Pasta46p
Green lentil, mushroom, raisin and cucumber salad, with a brinjal pickle and yoghurt dressing 46p540 cals8g fat33g protein80g carbveg + vegan
Mulligatawny - a meaty, slightly curried, main course soupMulligatawny soup46p190 cals8g fat15g protein16g carbsnot veg or vegan
heartHeart46pnot veg or vegan
Bacon & Leek Piebacon and leek pie46p839 cals64g fat15g protein51g carbs
Courgette Salad, the same dish as above, but coldCourgette Pasta46p
Chicken & Stuffing Pizza46p incl salad
Chorizo, chickpea and tomato in a flatbread47p397 cals9g fat19g protein64g carbsnot veg or vegan
Corned Beef Hash47pnot veg or vegan
Chicken Crumble 47p
Mixed Veg DauphinoiseMixed veg dauphinoise47p530 cals45g fat8g protein28g carbsveg, not vegan
Potato, Sweetcorn and Onion Cakes47p647 cals18g fat28g protein98g carbsveg + vegan, leaving out the bacon
Smoked Mackerel and Roasted Beetroot Salad 47p496 xcals39g fat11g protein27g carbsnot veg or vegan
Corned Beef & Mushroom Pie, mash and peas48p576 cals32g fat15g protein59g carbsnot veg or vegan
Mackerel Pate & CruditesMackerel-Pate-Crudite-150x15049p279 cals20g fat9g protein11g carbsnot veg or vegan
Cabbage, sultana & nut pasta bake49p574 cals25g fat23g protein68g carbsveg
Leek, cranberry & walnut crumbleleek crumble - on plate49p572 cals35g fat8g protein59g carbsveg
Couscous Pesto Salad - No Power Meal Plan 50pveg, not vegan, the pesto has cheese in it
Summer Panzanellasummer tomatoes in a vegan panzanella50p550 cals25g fat15g protein70g carbsveg + vegan
Spicy Cabbage, Lentils & Nan51p608 cals18g fat24g protein90g carbs
Spinach Stuffed Pancakes with Tomato Sauce & Cheesestuffed pancakes51p
Stuffed Beefsteak Tomato stuffed-cheap-toms-4-300x22451p
Vegetable Stir Fry51p
Spring Green Pasta with Parmesan Spring green pasta51pveg + vegan, use veg parmesan
Vegetable & Hummus Pievegetable and hummus pie51p642 cals40g fat11g protein60g carbsveg + vegan
Spicy Potato Cakes52p
Chickpea Crumbleclose up of chickpea crumble, on a plate, with sides52p749 cals35g fat24g protein90g carbsveg + vegan
Red Pepper and Walnut Tartred pepper and walnut tart52p689 cals54g fat11g protein44g carbsveg
Peperonatapeperonata53p veg + vegan
Broad Bean, Pea & Mint Risotto53p370 cals14g fat8g protein38g carbsveg, not vegan
Chickpea, Coconut & Mango Currychickpea, mango and coconut curry53p507 cals29g fat15g protein54g carbsveg + vegan
Tomato Stewed Cauliflowertomato stewed cauliflower a traditional Greek food53p302 cals20g fat6g protein30g carbsveg, vegan
Pizza, 32cm, chorizo and roasted vegetable32cm pizza53p per whole pizza, 26p if it serves 2728 cals25g fat21g protein105g carbsveg + vegan, leaving out the chorizo and cheese toppings
Roast parsnip &, apple salad, with carrot & peanut & raisin salad and jacket potatoimage54p
Chicken & Leek CrumbleChicken and leek crumble55p582 cals40g fat19g protein37g carbs
Lentil Ragu LasagnaLentil Ragu Lasagna55p783 cals38g fat35g protein77g carbsveg
Falafel & Sun Dried Tomato Hummusfalafel with hummus55p (salad bits extra)728 cals43g fat17g protein72g carbs
SW Pastitsio - Frugalised56p
Goan Fish Curry - a chicken version, plus original fish recipe
Goan Fish Curry
Green lentil cottage pie56p513 cals13g fat24g protein99g carbveg + vegan, substitute the cheddar
Salsa di Noci e Pasta
walnut pasta
56p608 cals52g fat12g protein32g carbsveg + vegan , omit cream
Cheese & Onion Roly Poly - 2 servingsimage57p696 cals46g fat20g protein47g carbsveg, not vegan
meatless Sunday lunchMeatless Sunday Lunch57p675 cals21g fat26g protein99g carbsveg, not vegan
Tomato LasagnaTL tomato lasagna57p432 cals42g fat17g protein53g carbsveg
Cottage Pie, meal plan 758p354 cals14g fat29g protein28g carbsnot veg or vegan
Barley SaladBarley salad59p292 cals18g fat6g protein23g carbsveg + vegan
green thai curryGreen Thai Kidney Bean Curry59p
Aldi Pizza & Chips - Meal Plan 960p
Cheese & Potato Salad, Coleslaw and Veg - No Power Meal Plan60p
SW Cheesy Bean Lasagna60p
Spinach & Ricotta Pasta, with a side saladSpinach and risotto pasta60p322 cals18g fat13g protein33g carbsveg, not vegan
Green Pea Hummus Lasagnagreen pea hummus lasagna, a cheap family recipe60p600 cals30g fat24g protein61g carbsveg
Plain Chow MeinChow Mein61p572 cals19g fat19g protein83g carbsveg, not vegan
Avocado, Tomato & Orange Salad, with Focaccia62p350 cals35g fat3g protein16g carbveg + vegan
meal plan 7 lasagnaLasagna62p, or easily stretched to 31p656 cals15g fat43g protein86g carbsnot veg or vegan
Bean, Quinoa & Herb SaladBean and Quinoa Herby Salad63p287 cals16g fat8g protein28g carbsveg + vegan
Feta Stuffed Peppers64p
Chicken, Soy, Honey & Sesame with Rice64p480 cals4g fat30g protein30g carbsnot veg or vegan
Deli Platter - Meal Plan 964p412 cals28g fat18g protein19g carbsnot veg or vegan
Fishless Kedgeree,or use as Vegetable RiceKedgeree64p/25p590 cals33g fat21g protein54g carbsveg/ omit egg
Creamy Walnut Pasta SauceCreamy Walnut pasta65p410 cals39g fat7g protein3g carbveg, not vegan
Taste Bomb Tomato Pasta65pveg + vegan, substitute soft cheese
Haslet, Crudites & Coleslaw - No Power Meal Plan66pnot veg or vegan
liver and onionsLiver, Bacon & Onions, mash, carrots & peas66p, incl sidesnot veg or vegan
Melanzane Parmigiana, the classic Italian Aubergines and Parmesan67p417 cals20g fat18g protein60g carbsveg, vegan using parmesan and mozzarella substitute
Beetroot Ragu LasagnaBeetroot ragu lasagna67p472 cals27g fat14g protein43g carbsveg
Mushroom Strogonoff70pveg, not vegan
Spinach, Tomato, Plum & Feta Salad, with crusty breadimage71p372 cals9g fat14g protein58g carbsveg, not vegan
Shepherds Pie - Lamb Ragu (1)74pnot veg or vegan
Honey Soy Chicken Thighshoney soy chicken drumsticks or thighs, close up, on a plate with a blue patterned rim74p437 cals26g fat26g protein26g carbsnot veg or vegan
Asparagus & Pea Risotto75pveg, not vegan
Barley, Mushroom & Spinach RisottoBarley, mushroom and spinach risotto75p348 cals15g fat13g protein43g carbs
Home Grown Pumpkin CurryCurry77p434 cals15g fat17g protein50g carbsveg + vegan
Mushroom Ragu LasagnaMushroom lasagna for a budget family meal79p470 cals24g fat18g protein46g carbsveg
Chicken Stir Fry, Meal Plan 881p
Turkey curry81pnot veg or vegan
Celery, Swede & Chickpea Bakecelery, swede and chickpea bake82p542 cals36g fat12g protein48g carbsveg, vegan
Roast pork & trimmings - Christmas Meal Plan 201484p
Butter bean, pepper and carrot salad, with a lemon juice and coconut dressing84p
Chicken & Pea Risottochicken and pea risotto84p
Cashew ChickenCashew chicken89p458 cals14g fat35g protein47g carbsnot veg or vegan
moussakaMoussaka, Lamb Ragu (2)92p
herby chicken goujonsHerby Chicken Goujons97p
Fish Pie & how to stay on track for £1 a day£1.32
Pad ThaiPad Thai£1.21473 cals20g fat26g protein
Crispy topped miso vegetablescrispy topped miso vegetables£1.25391 cals22g fat15g protein40g carbsveg + vegan
Christmas Pie at the WIdef not 50p!


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lots of ideas for budget dinners


1 Comment

  1. Kayleigh Watkins

    A lovely variety of meals, with five of us J try to budget shop but we still waste alot of food as I over portion, and need to start meal planning xx

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