Healthy budget recipes

Eating healthily on a budget can be challenging, but watching the pennies doesn’t have to mean boring meals. Browse our low cost but flavour-rich recipes – from soups and curries to pastas and cakes.

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Orecchiette and chickpea tomato soup

Soup recipes

Orecchiette and chickpea tomato soup

This proper pleasing orecchiette and chickpea tomato soup is a family favourite and, similar to...

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Roast chicken thighs with new potatoes and greens

Healthy chicken recipes

Roast chicken thighs with new potatoes and greens

An easy, no-fuss dinner that you can make it one tray, this healthy recipe combines...

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Red pepper, aubergine and crispy chickpea salad

Aubergine recipes

Red pepper, aubergine and crispy chickpea salad

Serve this spiced red pepper, aubergine and chickpea salad as a side dish to rival...

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Chilli tofu veg ‘noodles’

Vegan dinner recipes

Chilli tofu veg ‘noodles’

Our carb-light take on noodles is an easy weeknight win, and a great option for...

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Harissa chicken, new potato and carrot traybake

Traybake recipes

Harissa chicken, new potato and carrot traybake

Simply pop all the ingredients in a tray, roast until soft and caramelised and serve...

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Lighter moussaka

Beef mince recipes

Lighter moussaka

Comforting it might be, but this Greek classic packs a big calorie punch. Here’s a...

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Harissa-spiced butter beans with peppers and feta

One-pot recipes

Harissa-spiced butter beans with peppers and feta

This easy vegetarian one-pot combines butter beans, harissa and sweet red peppers in one bright...

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Lighter caponata

Vegan dinner recipes

Lighter caponata

Our lighter take on the classic Sicilian dish is less than 250 calories per serving...

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Berbere-spiced chicken, potato and greens traybake

Traybake recipes

Berbere-spiced chicken, potato and greens traybake

This gorgeous springtime traybake uses a berbere spice blend made with chilli, coriander, allspice, cumin and...

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Roast teriyaki chicken traybake

Traybake recipes

Roast teriyaki chicken traybake

A one-pan chicken dinner that’s packed full of flavour. Our teriyaki recipe takes just five...

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Hot-smoked salmon and crispy chickpea salad

Healthy salad recipes

Hot-smoked salmon and crispy chickpea salad

A good salad should be packed full of texture, flavour and, most importantly, fill you...

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Aubergine, tomato and chickpea traybake

Vegan dinner recipes

Aubergine, tomato and chickpea traybake

Elly Pear’s aubergine and chickpea traybake is one of her favourite recipes from her vegetarian...

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Spiced carrot halwa cake

Carrot cake recipes

Spiced carrot halwa cake

Georgina Hayden puts a slightly different spin on a carrot cake with her halwa-inspired recipe....

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Roasted vegetable yorkshire pudding traybake

Vegetarian bake recipes

Roasted vegetable yorkshire pudding traybake

Our giant Yorkshire pudding traybake makes an impressive vegetarian main. It’s bursting with roasted vegetables,...

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Vegetable soup with ricotta dumplings

Healthy soup recipes

Vegetable soup with ricotta dumplings

Get your five-a-day in one bowlful with our healthy vegetable soup recipe topped with cheesy...

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Low calorie salmon and broccoli traybake with spring onion and chilli

Traybake recipes

Low calorie salmon and broccoli traybake with spring...

This healthy supper is full of fresh flavours and also ticks the quick-and-simple-to-make box. Give...

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Root vegetable and lentil tagine

Lentil recipes

Root vegetable and lentil tagine

Our take on a Moroccan tagine is packed with warming spices, seasonal veg and fibre-rich...

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Salmon and root vegetable traybake with quick coriander pesto 

Healthy salmon recipes

Salmon and root vegetable traybake with quick coriander...

A spicy, zingy feast of fish and veg that’s satisfyingly light on the wallet.

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Lighter bolognese sauce

Italian pasta recipes

Lighter bolognese sauce

A pot of bolognese simmering away on the stove is a joy for the senses....

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Super green pasta

Midweek meal recipes

Super green pasta

Who knew that a pot of houmous could make such a fabulous, quick and creamy...

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Lighter plum and almond traybake

Afternoon tea recipes

Lighter plum and almond traybake

Your sweet treat with a cuppa just got more saintly with this moist and fruity...

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Chilled pea soup

Summer soup recipes

Chilled pea soup

Delicately fresh and sweet, this chilled pea soup is a summer stunner. It’s cheap to...

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Jollof beans (black-eyed beans in tomato sauce)

Vegan dinner recipes

Jollof beans (black-eyed beans in tomato sauce)

Try journalist Kemi Bamgbose’ fiery jollof beans, made with scotch bonnet chilli for extra heat....

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Charred broccoli with anchovy and tahini sauce

Broccoli recipes

Charred broccoli with anchovy and tahini sauce

Looking for a way to jazz up broccoli? This it. The slightly salty and creamy...

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