Family-friendly meals that promise to be easy on your time and your budget

citrus chicken

Citrus chicken and brocolli stir fry

This is a firm favourite with the family. Save money on this dish by using up vegetables that you may have in the kitchen...
grilled chicken

Grilled chicken with sweet pepper salsa and basmati rice

You can’t go wrong with homemade salsa, full of Mediterranean goodness. Grill a few extra chicken fillets for this grilled chicken with sweet pepper...


A lovely dessert to enjoy in the summer. Use up pineapples to make this pavlova and top with loads of fresh juicy strawberries. Delicious!     Serves:...
healthy chocolate mousse

Chocolate mousse

An indulgent chocolate mousse that is the perfect tasty treat served with rasperries.       Serves: 4 Total time: 70 minutes Ingredients 50g caster sugar 150ml cream ...

Bramley apple citrus sauce

A little orange zest transforms the traditional apple sauce into burst of flavour. Serves: 6 Total time: 25 minutes Ingredients 1 orange zest 50g caster sugar 1 tablespoon cold water 3...
turkey wrap-feature

Turkey and cranberry stuffing wrap

For a lean, healthy and delicious option turkey is great and cheap too! Approx cost: £3.60 or 90p per portion Serves: 4 Total time: 15 mins Ingredients 2...
texas wrap

Texas wrap with sweet potato salad

Anything Texas suggests barbecue and in this case your own barbecue sauce made from store cupboard ingredients. Encourage youngsters to have a hands on...
pork chops

Chinese BBQ pork chops with red cabbage & ginger slaw

Recipe tip: an inexpensive recipe to feed four with a target price of £5 or less.  Pork is usually less expensive than other meats...
omlette whirls

Omelette whirls

This is basically a thin omelette rolled up tightly. They are best made one day in advance and chilled before slicing. If you have...

Spicy potato wedges

Much healthier than a frozen chipped potato. Easy to prepare, great full flavour and fantastic alongside many dishes. Approx price: £3.1 or 77p per portion Serves:...
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