10 Budget-Friendly Meal Ideas for Less Than 50p per Person
Are you on a tight budget but still want to eat healthy and delicious meals? Look no further! In this post, we’ll share 10 meal ideas that cost less than 50p per person (based on UK prices) and are easy to prepare.
- Lentil soup: Lentils are a great source of protein and fiber. Combine with vegetables like carrots and onions, and spices like cumin and coriander, to make a filling and flavorful soup.
Vegetable stir-fry: Chop up a variety of vegetables like carrots, peppers, onions, and broccoli, and stir-fry them in a pan with soy sauce and garlic. Serve over rice or noodles.
Spaghetti with tomato sauce: Cook spaghetti according to package instructions and top with a simple tomato sauce made from canned tomatoes, garlic, and herbs like oregano and basil.
Bean chili: Combine canned beans with tomatoes, onions, and chili powder for a filling and flavorful chili. Serve with rice or tortilla chips.
Baked potato: A baked potato is a simple and satisfying meal. Top with cheese, beans, or vegetables like broccoli or spinach.
Egg fried rice: Cook rice and stir-fry it with eggs, vegetables like carrots and peas, and soy sauce.
Lentil stew: Lentils make another appearance on this list, this time in a hearty stew with vegetables like carrots, onions, and potatoes.
Omelette: Mix eggs with vegetables like onions, peppers, and spinach, and cook in a pan for a quick and easy meal.
Veggie burgers: Combine canned beans, breadcrumbs, and vegetables like onions and peppers to make your own veggie burgers. Serve on a bun with condiments like ketchup and mustard.
Tomato and cheese sandwich: Combine sliced tomatoes and cheese on bread for a simple and satisfying sandwich. Add lettuce or other vegetables if desired.