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Cheap healthy meals

Eating healthy meals is important but it can be hard to do it without spending lots of money. We’re here to help.

Healthy eating doesn’t need to cost you a fortune. There are plenty of cheap meals you can eat that are also good for you.

We’ve costed some of our favourite healthy recipes so you can see just how cheap they are. The recipes are usually for 4 but if you are eating separate meals from your family, you can divide the ingredients down to however many servings you want – or make extra and save for another time.

We also think it’s very important to be healthy but not hungry. Our healthy meals may be good for you but they won’t leave you wanting more.

Click through our gallery to see how you can make healthy meals for just £1 a head…

All costs were true at time of writing (May 2013). We assume you have these basic ingredients in your cupboards already:

  • Oil
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Dried herbs and spices
  • Salt and pepper
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Mayonnaise
  • Stock
  • Milk
  • Tomato purée
  • Mustard
  • Tomato ketchup

Spaghetti Bolognese recipes

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  1. This bolognese recipe is quick, easy and, well, super! A brilliant mid-week meal, it’s packed with juicy tomatoes and veg.

  2. After 40 years, this spaghetti Bolognese recipe is still a favourite in many households. Taken from a May 1971 Woman’s…

  3. A crunchy-topped family pasta bake that’s ready in just half an hour. Delicious! Get your ingredients together and watch…

  4. Spaghetti Bolognese is always a crowd-pleaser, and this has a bit of a twist as Annabel has added some chopped SunBlush…

Spaghetti Bolognese recipes

You can’t beat a good spag bol, the classic Italian recipe makes a quick and easy family meal. Learn how to make a simple spaghetti Bolognese with our easy recipes. We have lots of different spaghetti Bolognese recipes from a classic spaghetti Bolognese recipe to vegetarian spaghetti Bolognese recipes and even a healthy recipe from Slimming World. Your favourite spaghetti Bolognese recipes are:

 

 

Psst! If you want to try something different, take a look at our 15 spaghetti Bolognese recipes with a twist.

  • Woman’s Weekly’s comforting Italian casserole is a twist on regular Spaghetti Bolognese. Rich and warming, it’s…

    Total time: 2 hrs 30 mins

  • Research claims that busy mums only cook a rota of 6 or 7 family meals, rarely having time to try anything new.…

  • Try this low-fat, full-flavour spaghetti Bolognese from the Slimming World Diet.

  • This family favourite pasta is ready in just 25 minutes and perfect for those mid-week nights when you fancy…

  • Turkey is a great healthy alternative to beef and this recipe also gives your 2 of your 5-a-day. For an extra…

  • Perfect for sneaking veg into the kids’ dinner, this easy spaghetti Bolognese recipe takes 30 mins to simmer,…

  • Spaghetti Bolognese is a real classic pasta dish. The pork adds a great meaty texture to the sauce, making it…

  • Adding lots of vegetables to the sauce makes this spaghetti Bolognese an easy all-in-one meal – and less fattening!

  • This is a fantastic store cupboard dish that’s on the table in just 15 minutes. Perfect for midweek and feeding…

  • This meat-free spaghetti Bolognese is so full of flavour even the meat lovers will want it too

  • This family favourite is made even more tasty with a can of Heinz Beanz.

  • This meat-free spaghetti Bolognese is so full of flavour even the meat lovers will want it too

  • Adding lots of vegetables to the sauce makes this spaghetti Bolognese an easy all-in-one meal – and less fattening!

  • This vegetarian spaghetti Bolognese is a quick, easy and tasty pasta dish without the mince normally included…

  • Try this low-fat, full-flavour spaghetti Bolognese from the Slimming World Diet.

  • Spaghetti Bolognese is a real classic pasta dish. The pork adds a great meaty texture to the sauce, making it…

  • Perfect for sneaking veg into the kids’ dinner, this easy spaghetti Bolognese recipe takes 30 mins to simmer,…

  • Turkey is a great healthy alternative to beef and this recipe also gives your 2 of your 5-a-day. For an extra…

  • This family favourite pasta is ready in just 25 minutes and perfect for those mid-week nights when you fancy…

  • This family favourite is made even more tasty with a can of Heinz Beanz.

  • At only 92p per portion, this Bolognese sauce with baked beans, cheese and stock, is delicious with pasta, rice…

  • After 40 years, this spaghetti Bolognese recipe is still a favourite in many households. Taken from a May 1971…

  • Research claims that busy mums only cook a rota of 6 or 7 family meals, rarely having time to try anything new.…

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Old-Fashioned Cracker Dressing & Stuffing – Do You Dare?

Here we go again, delving into the treacherous topic of
changing up your traditional Thanksgiving side dishes. This time, it’s an
old-fashioned cracker dressing vying to be that surprise, uninvited guest.


Sure some you alternative lifestylists may go for the
cornbread, but generally, bread-based variations rule the day. There’s a
great reason for this; they’re easy, delicious, and most importantly, very
familiar. Therein lies the problem.

Why mess with past success? Your loved ones wait all year
for your Thanksgiving feast, so why take the chance of disappointing them on
the big day? You have the entire rest of the year to do that.

Anyway, I’m not going to try and convince you that this is a
superior dressing, or that you should change your regular routine, but if
you’re someone who’s looking for a change of pace dressing, that’s still very familiar and
comforting, this could be the one.

Of course, you can use whatever ingredients you normally add
to your bread dressing, and it should work just the same. By the way, I never
stuff my turkey, so if you choose to use this as a stuffing, please refer to
the roughly one million Thanksgiving turkey cooking guide linked online. Enjoy!


Ingredients for 16 portions:
1 pound saltine crackers (4 sleeves)
1/2 cup butter
1 large or 2 small yellow onions, diced
3 or 4 ribs of celery, diced
1 tsp salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
cayenne to taste
1/2 tsp dried sage
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
2 3/4 cups chicken or turkey broth
1/2 cup cream or milk
1 or 2 eggs
*Tip: you can cook a small nugget in a pan and taste for
seasoning
Bake at 375 degrees F. for bout 45 minutes

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