Families: Be healthy and save money!?

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healthy eatingIf one of your new year's resolutions was to get the kids eating better, and crucially for less money, you'll be pleased to hear about a newly launched Government campaign.

The Department of Health's Change 4 Life public health campaign is encouraging families up and down the country to start the new year as they mean to go on, serving healthy, affordable meals.

If you like the sound of this you may want to keep your eyes peeled for recipe cards which are being handed out to people in a bid to help us create healthy meals without breaking the bank.

The campaign will also shave costs off ingredients thanks to a tie up with supermarkets across the country, seeing prices slashed on fruit and vegetables and other healthy foods.

If you're worrying about getting hold of the recipe cards, what with being busy getting the kids ready to return to school and a million other things, fear not. For a few clicks online will take you to a meal planner where you'll learn all about making cost-effective but healthy dinners.

A Department of Health spokesman said: "Shockingly, research has found that the second most popular evening meal is a sandwich opposed to a balanced meal.

"This doesn't have to be the case. If we plan our meals and shopping we can save money and make healthier choices at mealtimes."

Public Health Minister Anne Milton said: "The new year is a good time to think about losing weight. The Supermeals campaign will give us all some great ideas for balanced meals on a budget."

If you like the idea of a meal planner but want to see what other alternatives there are out there, you could do worse than to check out this weekly meal planner.