Less than 500 calories

Mar 13, 2024 | 0 comments


All the recipes on Thrifty Lesley that are 500 calories or less per portion

Punjabi Cabbage
Punjabi Cabbage
chicken liver parfait
Chicken liver parfait
A Recipe for A Weekend Baguette
Weekend Baguette Recipe
roast pumpkin tart in clear plastic lunchbox, resting on the lid. All on a green tea towel
Chicken with butternut squash and pesto tart
sweetcorn soup in a multi coloured bowl, standing on a neutral coloured plate with a pale green handled spoon. A grey checked tea towel is nearby.
Sweetcorn Soup
aubergine & tomato ragu on a blue patterned plate, with a piece of focaccia on the side.
Aubergine Ragu - Eggplant Ragu - Melanzane a Funghetto
swede gratin in a beige pottery dish with a serving spoon
Swede Mash (Rutabaga) with ginger, nutmeg and a little cream
A baked focaccia bread, on a wooden board, with a stainless steel knife on the board. A grey, patterned tea-towel underneath.
Easy No-Knead Focaccia
a slice of vegetable roulade
Mixed Vegetable Roulade
Raisin pancakes
Raisin Pancakes
Raw Brussel sprout salad in a mustard coloured bowl
Shredded Brussel Sprout Salad
Slice of toast with chicken and sun dried tomato paste, and cucumber slices, on a white plate
Chicken and Sun Dried Tomato Sandwich Paste
Spicy Red Lentil Soup in a white bowl
Spicy red lentil soup- Stretch A Chicken (7)
chicken & sweetcorn recipe - tart, cooked
Chicken & Sweetcorn Recipe for a tart - Stretch A Chicken (5)
leftover chicken risotto in a blue bowl
Chicken and Vegetable Risotto (no wine) - Stretch A Chicken (2)
orange peel cake with a slice on a yellow plate
Wondering what to do with orange peel? How about this easy orange cake
a creamy vegetarian soup in a blue bowl on a gold charger
Cream of Cabbage Soup
hot ginger tea
Fresh Ginger Tea
Vegan couscous salad on a plate, with black olives in a glass bowl
Vegan Couscous Salad
parsnip cake in close up
Parsnip Cake with Maple Syrup & Lemon
roulade recipe - half the roulade, overhead
A roulade recipe using mincemeat, Bramley apple and whipped cream - gluten free
Olive, soft cheese and cucumber sandwich
Olive, Soft Cheese and Cucumber Sandwich
pasta with soft cheese, tomato and olives
Pasta with Olives, Tomato & Soft Cheese
raisin biscuits - close up
Raisin Biscuits
caramelised onions
Caramelised Onions
couscous salad
Salted Cashew Vegan Couscous Salad - warm or cold
vegan sweet potato soup
Vegan Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup
Soufflé Croûton Slice
Soufflé Croûton Slice
Barley, mushroom and spinach risotto
Barley, Mushroom & Spinach Risotto
carrot and sultana loaf - slices on plate, close up
Carrot & Sultana Loaf
oaty biscuits
Oaty Biscuits. Delicious, very versatile and totally irresistible!
how to make soup
Lentil Soup, my go to lunch time soup
broccoli pesto - in dish
Vegan Broccoli Pesto
peaut oatcakes - on a plate with onion and peas
Peanut Oat Cakes with Roasted Onions and Green Pea Hummus
raisin sandwich, close up
Raisin Sandwich
fruit loaf - close up
An Easy Fruit Loaf
potato cakes, with bacon & ketchup
Potato, Sweetcorn & Onion Cakes
honey soy chicken drumsticks or thighs, close up, on a plate with a blue patterned rim
Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks and Thighs
The finished recipe, with parmesan
Spiced lentil balls
chocolate scones
Chocolate Scones
a head of cauliflower
Cauliflower leaves - what do you do with them?
Vegetable Muffins on a plate
Vegetable Muffins
curry base
An everyday curry base
crispy topped miso vegetables
Crispy Topped Miso Vegetables
apple bread
Apple Bread
Vegan BBQ Sauce
BBQ Sauce, it's vegan too
broccoli and almond stuffed pancakes
Broccoli and Almond Stuffed Pancakes
red pepper and onion loaf
Red Pepper & Onion Loaf
red onion chutney marmalade
Lesley's Red Onion Chutney Marmalade
Cheesy Jacket Potatoes
Cheesy Jacket Potatoes
3 home made pitta bread.
Home Made Pitta Bread
poached pears, without alcohol
Easy Poached Pears Without Alcohol
coconut and lime rice
Coconut & Lime Rice - vegan
savoury baked oats in a small white dish on a black slate.
Savoury Baked Oats
savoury popcorn recipe
Home made popcorn, less than half the price of shop bought
cheapy bread rolls
Cheapy Bread Rolls. An hour from bag to table
Peanut noodles
Peanut Butter Noodles. Add chicken or fish, or keep it vegan
Faggots and gravy
bean burgers
Bean Burgers
Hazelnut Butter & Vegetable Bake
Hazelnut Butter Vegetable Bake - GF, DF & Vegan
Anzac biscuits
Anzac Biscuits
Fed up with plain cheese sandwiches? How about flavoured potted cheese?
Home made honey smoked walnut butter. Easy, cheap and delicious!
Home made honey smoked walnut butter. Easy, cheap, versatile and super delicious
banana bread
Quick Banana Bread
Tomato & Almond Patè for a budget recipe
Tomato & Almond Patè
spicy vegetable fritters, a very cheap family meal
Vegetable Fritters
Beetroot ragu lasagna
A Month of Low Syn Budget Meals. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, the lot
vegan savoury cake
Vegan Savoury Loaf Cake
beetroot lasagna - vegetable lasagna
Beetroot Ragu Lasagna
veggie nut balls - with pasta, peas and parmesan
Lovely veggie Nut balls in a tomato sauce
parsnip hummus
Another Trio of Vegetable Hummus - Beetroot, Parsnip and Swede
trio of vegetable hummus
A Trio of Vegetable Hummus
snacky couscous bites
Couscous Snacky Lunchbox Bites
Sugar Free Chocolate, Cranberry and Walnut Tea Bread
Sugar Free Chocolate, Cranberry and Walnut Tea Bread
spiced broccoli soup recipe
Spiced Broccoli Soup. Delicious with tomato scone or herb bread
cherry baked oats
Baked Oats
oven baked frittata
Oven Baked Frittata. Takes literally 2 minutes to make, then just bung it in the oven
This very simple chocolate brownie recipe makes the best chocolate brownies!
Arguably the best chocolate brownies - Ever!
Fudgy, gooey, white chocolate blondies
maple syrup granola
Maple Syrup, Toasted Almond & Cranberry Granola
8 Sandwich Pastes for super cheap sandwiches and toast toppers
Stuffed potato cakes
Stuffed potato cakes
soy and ginger apples
OMG! These are AMAZING! Gingery soy sharp apples
Sweet and sour onions
Cipolline in Agrodolce (Onions in Sweet and Sour Sauce)
Runner bean pesto
Got too many runner beans? This lovely pesto will use up loads!
Spinach and risotto pasta
Spinach and ricotta pasta
Bacon & ketchup paste, BLT on the cheap!
Can 1 sausage can make 2 sandwiches? Plus a sublime fruit and nut case paste
Home made sausage patties
Home made sausages
Tuna fish cakes
Sardine and Tomato Fish Cakes, and Tuna Fish Cakes
salmon fish cake
5:2 Salmon Fish Cakes, 39p a serving
Herby scones
Herby Scones, 2p a scone - Meal Plan 10
spicy katjan sauce
Vegan bean and spicy katjan sauce sandwich paste, 12p a sandwich, LOADS of variations
spinach and coconut dahl
Spinach & Coconut Dahl
flapjacks on a plate
Meal Plan 4 - Flapjacks, 3p a piece
Beef and Sun Dried Tomato Sandwich Paste, 9p/13p a sandwich
butterbean pate with carrots and pitta, on a white plate
Meal Plan 4 - a scrummy lunch of Butter Bean Pate, carrot sticks & pitta, 18p
Chocolate Roulade on a translucent plate.
An outstanding chocolate roulade
Percy Pumpkin Soup, version 2, 15p a portion, and top quality singing for the price of an internet connection
A pile of pancakes on a plate
Pancakes, with lemon and sugar, the classic, and SUPER cheap!
Mincemeat and oat muffin
Muffins made with mincemeat and oats
chocolate, coconut, raisin and nut muffins
Chocolate, Coconut, Raisin and Chopped Nut Muffins
curried parsnip soup
Spiced Parsnip Soup 17p a serving. Serve with tomato scone or herb bread
Apples again - baked sponge with an apple base, and compote with raisin pancakes
Oaty Apple Crumble, use foraged fruit and it's even cheaper
vegan oat bars, filled with jam
Jammy Flapjack. This vegan oat bar can be savoury too
Salami & Mixed Vegetable Soup with Croutons
Tomato Scones
carrot tied to a tree
Carrot Hummus, creamy with tahini
corned beef hash
Corned Beef Hash
Filled pitta breads, stuffed with soft cheese, carrot and lemon zest & juice
Filled Pitta Breads, with Carrot, Lemon & Soft Cheese
Spinach Dumplings
Spinach Dumplings with Spicy Tomato Sauce
cinnamon toast
Cinnamon Toast for breakfast, 4p a slice
egg, lentil, raisin, puy and curry sandwich
Egg, Lentil, Raisin, Puy & Curry Sandwich
Vegetable Casserole & Dumplings
vegetable crumble in a white dish, with tomatoes in the background
Vegetable Crumble. Root veg in a tomato sauce, topped with oats, cheese and salted peanuts
Potato and Onion Hash - close up
Potato and Onion Hash
Pea Soup, from Meal Plan 1
Spiced broccoli soup recipe
Carrot & Lentil Soup - 20p a serving, Meal Plan 1
Hummus & Grated Carrot Sandwich
Vegan Fruit Scones
Fruit Scones that happen to be egg free and vegan



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