Cakes and Bakes
Lunches

Dinners

Cost per portionCaloriesFatProteinCarbsVegetarian
Vegan
Gluten free
Courgette Salad, the same dish as above, but coldCourgette Pasta46p
Broccoli Pesto (for the whole batch of pesto)1685 cals158g fat26g protein57g carbs
Farl, onion, carrot, swede and salamiimage39p412 cals14g fat12g protein59g carbsveg + vegan - leave out the chorizo
tomato lasagnaTomato Lasagna57p432 cals42g fat17g protein53g carbsveg
Vegetable & Hummus Pievegetable and hummus pie51p642 cals40g fat11g protein60g carbsveg + vegan
Stuffed Potato CakesStuffed potato cakes9p123 cals3g fat3g protein21g carbsveg + vegan
Sweet Bean Curry Sweet bean curry39p374 cals14g fat14g protein52g carbsveg + vegangluten free
Chicken & Pea Risottochicken and pea risotto84p
Pork Meatballs with added veg and barleypork meatballs36p120 cals1g fat20g protein14g carbs
Oven Baked Frittataoven baked frittata35p200 cals12g fat15g protein6g carbsveg
Mushroom Ragu LasagnaMushroom lasagna for a budget family meal79p470 cals24g fat18g protein46g carbsveg
Nut Balls in a Tomato Sauce
Lentil Ragu & Spaghettired lentil ragu on spaghetti40p481 cals15g fat17g protein50g carbsveg, vegan (omit cheese)
Lentil Ragu LasagnaLentil Ragu Lasagna55p545 cals27g fat22g protein53g carbsveg
Lentil & Nut Loaflentil and nut loaf27p
Tomato Stewed Cauliflowertomato stewed cauliflower a traditional Greek food53p302 cals20g fat6g protein30g carbsveg, vegan
Greek Fried CauliflowerCauliflower fritters a traditional Greek recipe
Gajar MatarGajar Matar15p148 cals28g fat4g protein17g carbsveg + vegan
Pork, Apple & Stuffing Lasagna Pork, Apple & Stuffing Lasagna26p
Chicken, Quinoa and Apple BurgersChicken, quinoa and apple burgers40p134 cals5g fat12g protein
Chicken & Leek CrumbleChicken and leek crumble55p582 cals40g fat19g protein37g carbs
Cabbage, sultana & nut pasta bake49p574 cals25g fat23g protein68g carbsveg
Beetroot Ragu LasagnaBeetroot ragu lasagna67p465 cals21g fat16g protein55g carbsveg
Bean, Quinoa & Herb SaladBean and Quinoa Herby Salad63p287 cals16g fat8g protein28g carbsveg + vegan
Baconey Tomatoey Pastatomato bacon pasta recipe26p516 cals13g fat22g protein77g carbs
Zombie BurgersZombie burgers using dead bread22p188 cals9g fat7g protein25g carbsveg + vegangluten free, use gf bread
Spring Green Pasta with Parmesan Spring green pasta51pveg + vegan, use veg parmesan
Herby omeletteHerby Omelette, Chips & Peas - Meal Plan 1031p550 cals25g fat2g protein57g carbsveg, not vegangluten free, use gf flour
imageCheese & Ham Toastie18p
wild garlic and beeWild Garlic Pesto Pasta29p620 cals31g fat17g protein70g carbveg, not vegan
scone based pizzaScone Based Pizza, meal plan 723p800 cals39g fat17g protein93g carbsveg if you leave off the bacon
moussakaMoussaka, Lamb Ragu (2)92p
meatless Sunday lunchMeatless Sunday Lunch57p675 cals21g fat26g protein99g carbsveg, not vegan
salted cashew couscousSalted Cashew Couscous 30p483 cals23g fat11g protein58g carbsveg + vegan
meal plan 7 lasagnaLasagna62p, or easily stretched to 31p656 cals15g fat43g protein86g carbsnot veg or vegan
liver and onionsLiver, Bacon & Onions, mash, carrots & peas66p, incl sidesnot veg or vegan
herby chicken goujonsHerby Chicken Goujons97p
heartHeart46pnot veg or vegan
green thai curryGreen Thai Kidney Bean Curry59p
Casserole of bacon, veg, toms, soft cheese45p436 cals17g fat27g protein41g carbsnot veg or vegan
Butter bean, pepper and carrot salad, with a lemon juice and coconut dressing84p
Bacon & Sweetcorn Pie, mash and peas 32p752 cals36g fat23g protein87g carbsnot veg or veganlots of variations
Broccoli Pesto & Pasta 28p280 cals15g fat8g protein28g carbsveg + vegan
Anchovy Pizza39pnot veg or vegan
gnocchiGnocchi made with dried mash! Served with tomato sauce15p351 cals9g fat10g protein58g carbsveg + vegan, leaving out the cheese topping
sweetcorn frittersSweetcorn fritters, wedges & peas30p527 cals26g fat13g protein64g carbsveg +vegan
Vegetable Stir Fry51p
Vegetable Crumble - 4 portions25p456 cals14g fat48g protein28g carbsveg + vegan, leaving the cheese out of the topping
Vegetable Casserole & Dumplings29p371 cals14g fat7g protein51g carbveg + vegan
Tapas - Patatas Bravas, Butter Beans with Lemon & Honey, Spinach Dumplings
Pizza using Magic Bread Dough
Roquefort TartRoquefort tart, cooked
Tuna & Onion Pie, with roasted carrots & onions - Meal Plan 924p incl sides
Taste Bomb Tomato Pasta65pveg + vegan, substitute soft cheese
Tomato Dhal & Rice 27p509 cals11g fat21g protein83g carbsveg+ vegan
Toasted Nan & Dahl 38p
Stuffed Beefsteak Tomato stuffed-cheap-toms-4-300x22451p
Spinach, Tomato, Plum & Feta Salad, with crusty breadimage71p372 cals9g fat14g protein58g carbsveg, not vegangluten free
Spinach Stuffed Pancakes with Tomato Sauce & Cheesestuffed pancakes51p
Spinach & Ricotta Pasta, with a side saladSpinach and risotto pasta72p550 cals18g fat21g protein71g carbsveg, not vegangluten free (use gf pasta)
Spinach Dumplings with Spicy Tomato SauceSpinach-Dumplings-150x15028p
Spinach and Coconut Dahl, with rice37pveg + veganuse gf pasta
Spicy Potato Cakes52p
Spicy Cabbage, Lentils & Nan51p587 cals16.2g fat23g protein88g carbs
Spanish Omelette
Spaghetti with Beef & Tomato Pasta Sauce29pnot veg or vegan
Spaghetti Carbonara 41p507 cals17g fat29g protein60g carbnot veg or vegan
Spaghetti Bolognese made to Italian recipe41pnot veg or vegan
Smoked Salmon Pasta42p
Smoked Mackerel and Roasted Beetroot Salad47p496 xcals39g fat11g protein27g carbsnot veg or vegan
Tuna Fish Cakes36p264 cals12g fat26g protein22g carbsgluten free
Sardine & Tomato FishcakesTuna fish cakes26p258 cals8g fat13g protein23g carbsgluten free
Hazelnut Couscous, (as Salted Cashew Couscous, using Hazelnuts) meal plan 214p468 cals23g fat14g protein53g carbsveg + vegan
Salsa di Noci e Pasta
walnut pasta
56p608 cals52g fat12g protein32g carbsveg + vegan , omit creamlots of variations
5:2 Salmon Fish Cakes Salmon fish cake39p269 cals11g fat16g protein27g carbsnot veg or vegangluten free, use gf flour to dust
Chicken & Stuffing Pizza46p incl salad
Rosti 33p421 cals11g fat18g protein66g carbsveg + vegan, leaving out the bacon
Roasted Vegetable Soup with Scone Topped with Roasted Onions - Meal Plan 932p552 cals20g fat11g protein83g carbsveg + vegan
Roast parsnip &, apple salad, with carrot & peanut & raisin salad and jacket potatoimage54p
Raw chickpea carrot falafelCarrot falafel15p
Puchka TartPuchka tart40p
SW Quinoa Burgers - frugalised - per 2 burgersquinoa burgers32p192 cals7g fat8g protein25g carbsveg
Potato, Sweetcorn and Onion Cakes47p647 cals18g fat28g protein98g carbsveg + vegan, leaving out the bacon
Pizza, 32cm, chorizo and roasted vegetable32cm pizza53p per whole pizza, 26p if it serves 2728 cals25g fat21g protein105g carbsveg + vegan, leaving out the chorizo and cheese toppingslots of variations
Pasta, Tomato Sauce & Cheddar - Meal Plan 933p506 cals21g fat19g protein59g carbsveg + vegan, use sub cheese
Tomato, Soft Cheese and Olives37p465 cals13g fat17g protein66g carbsveg, not vegan
Pasta with Tomato, Olives & Soft Cheese37p465 cals13g fat17g protein66g carbsveg, not vegan
Pasta, soft cheese and tomato purée25pveg, not vegan
Panzanellapanzanella50pveg + vegan
Paneer Curry using either HM or shop bought paneerPaneer Curry34p265 cals13g fat19g protein20g carbsveg, not vegangluten free
Pancakes and not quite 101 ideas to fill them
Pancakes filled with Carrots, Onions and Peas in Soft Cheesepancakes filled with carrots, onions & peas21p422 cals20g fat10g protein48g carbsveg, not vegan
Onion Tart 42pveg, not vegan
Olive Drop Scones, Garlicky Soft Cheese28p
Couscous Pesto Salad - No Power Meal Plan 50pveg, not vegan, the pesto has cheese in it
Mixed Veg DauphinoiseMixed veg dauphinoise47p530 cals45g fat8g protein28g carbsveg, not vegangluten free
Melanzane Parmigiana, the classic Italian Aubergines and Parmesan67p417 cals20g fat18g protein60g carbsveg, vegan using parmesan and mozzarella substitute
Omelette & Chips - Christmas Meal Plan 201438p511 cals24g fat25g protein53g carbveg, not vegan
Pea Fritters & Chipspea fritters mp 1017p485 cals14g fat12g protein74g carbsveg + vegangluten free, use gf flour
Oaty Fritters , veg, chilli & yogort, Meal Plan 8
Chicken & Dumplings - Meal Plan 8image37p503 cals30g fat17g protein42g carbnot veg or vegan
Chicken & Veg with a coconut and peanut sauce - Meal Plan 845p
Spaghetti Bolognese, meal plan 7
Cottage Pie, meal plan 758p354 cals14g fat29g protein28g carbsnot veg or vegan
Butter Beans with Sauted Mixed Veg38p462 cals16g fat15g protein66g carbsveg + vegan
Mango, coconut and feta pasta
Mulligatawny - a meaty, slightly curried, main course soupMulligatawny soup46p190 cals8g fat15g protein16g carbsnot veg or vegangluten free (omit pearl barley)
Scotch Brothscotch broth
Mackerel Pate & Pasta45p569 cals21g fat22g protein68g carbnot veg or vegan
Mackerel Pate & CruditesMackerel-Pate-Crudite-150x15049p279 cals20g fat9g protein11g carbsnot veg or vegan
Mackerel Kedgeree43p524 cals20g fat24g protein62g carbsnot veg or vegan
Lentil Dumplings with Tomato Sauce20-30p
Lemon Dahl 18p with value rice, 24p with basmati502 cals1.3g fat22g protein101g carbsveg + vegan
Chicken Crumble 47p
Shepherds Pie - Lamb Ragu (1)74pnot veg or vegan
Pea-Crumb Fritters
pea crumb fritter
6p130 cals2g fat5g protein15g carbsveg - omit egg for veganno, unless gf bread
Halloumi Burgers Halloumi40p323 cals23g fat14g protein16g carbsgluten free
Hotdog & Bean Salad - No Power Meal Plan41pnot veg or vegan
Sausages - Home MadeHome made sausage patties19p per sausagegluten free, use gf filler
Home Grown Pumpkin CurryCurry77p434 cals15g fat17g protein50g carbsveg + vegangluten free
Haslet, Crudites & Coleslaw - No Power Meal Plan66pnot veg or vegan
Green Tomato Curry (7 portions)Green tomato curry204 cals8g fat6g protein25g carbsveg + vegan
Green lentil, mushroom, raisin and cucumber salad, with a brinjal pickle and yoghurt dressing 46p540 cals8g fat33g protein80g carbveg + veganlots of variations
Green lentil cottage pie56p513 cals13g fat24g protein99g carbveg + vegan, substitute the cheddar
Pad ThaiPad Thai£1.21473 cals20g fat26g protein
Chickpea, Coconut & Mango Curry53pveg + veganlots of variations
Turkey & Leftovers Soup, ideas on what to put in itnot veg or vegan
Turkey curry81pnot veg or vegan
Goan Fish Curry - a chicken version, plus original fish recipe
Goan Fish Curry
56p
Gigantes Plaki and pitta38p322 cals2g fat16g protein60g carbveg + vegan
Fishless Kedgeree,or use as Vegetable RiceKedgeree64p/25p590 cals33g fat21g protein54g carbsveg/ omit egggluten free
Fish Pie & how to stay on track for £1 a day£1.32
Pasta Pesto with Peas and Feta
Falafel with carrot salad37p669 cals22g fat33g protein84g carbsveg + vegan
Faggots & Gravy26p
Deli Platter - Meal Plan 964p412 cals28g fat18g protein19g carbsnot veg or vegangluten free
Dahl Sambar31p400 cals14g fat22g protein56g carbsveg + veganlots of variations
Creamy Walnut Pasta SauceCreamy Walnut pasta65p410 cals39g fat7g protein3g carbveg, not vegangluten free
Courgette Pasta46p
Corned Beef & Mushroom Pie, mash and peas54pnot veg or vegan
Corned Beef Hash47pnot veg or vegan
Coconut Dahl17p value rice, 23p basmati rice598 cals10g fat23g protein104g carbsveg + vegan
Christmas Pie at the WIdef not 50p!
Roast pork & trimmings - Christmas Meal Plan 201484p
Pasta (HM) mixed veg, cream, mustard - Christmas Meal Plan 2014image30p604 cals25g fat13g protein78g carbveg, not vegan
Gnocchi, pork bits and stuffing - Christmas Meal Plan 201436p508 cals11g fat25g protein81g carbsnot veg or vegan
Mixed Veg and Pasta Cheese
Plain Chow MeinPlain chow mein61p335 cals16g fat11g protein40g carbsveg, not vegan
Chorizo, chickpea and tomato in a flatbread47p397 cals9g fat19g protein64g carbsnot veg or vegan
Chole & Nan 27p590 cals13g fat22g protein97g carbsveg + vegan
Chickpea Crumble 46p749 cals31g fat27g protein92g carbsveg + vegan
Chicken & Veg Tart42p
Chicken, Soy, Honey & Sesame with Rice64p480 cals4g fat30g protein30g carbsnot veg or veganlots of variations
SW Cheesy Bean Lasagna60p
Cheese & Onion Roly Poly - 4 servingsimage38p464 cals31g fat13g protein31g carbveg, not veganlots of variations
Cheese & Onion Roly Poly - 2 servingsimage57p696 cals46g fat20g protein47g carbsveg, not veganlots of variations
Cheese & Potato Salad, Coleslaw and Veg - No Power Meal Plan60p
Cashew ChickenCashew chicken89p458 cals14g fat35g protein47g carbsnot veg or vegangf, check sauces
Broad Bean, Pea & Mint Risotto53p370 cals14g fat8g protein38g carbsveg, not veganlots of variations
Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, Ham and Cheese Pancakes23p
Beetroot & Feta Tart 24p400 cals23g fat11g protein37g carbsveg, not vegan
Beetroot BurgersBeetroot burgers41p214 cals7g fat7g protein31g carbsveg + vegan - omit egguse gf oats
Barley SaladBarley salad59p292 cals18g fat6g protein23g carbsveg + vegan
Balti spring green pancakes15p225 cals2g fat7g protein44g carbsveg+ veganlots of variations
Avocado, Tomato & Orange Salad, with Focaccia62p350 cals35g fat3g protein16g carbveg + vegan
Asparagus & Pea Risotto75pveg, not vegan
Aldi Pizza & Chips - Meal Plan 960p
Mushroom Strogonoff70pveg, not vegan
Peperonatapeperonata53pveg + vegan
Aduki Bean Curry19p using Approved Food ingredients
Peanut Butter Noodles23pveg + vegan
Chicken Stir Fry, Meal Plan 881p
SW Pastitsio - Frugalised56p
Olive Drop Scones, Crispy Fried Onions & Carrot Ribbon Salad 24p552 cals19g fat10g protein86g carbsveg + vegan
Beef Ragu for Meal Plan 7
Chicken & Onion Pie26pnot veg or veganlots of variations
Tomato Dhal & Couscous, (as above) but using couscous (meal plan 2)17p510 cals11g fat23g protein81g carbsveg + vegan
Fiery Potatoes, spicy & delicious
Fiery potatoes
38p450 cals17g fat8g protein66g carbsveg + vegangluten free
Beef pasta bake 34p318 cals11g fat17g protein39g carbsnot veg or vegan
Sardine & Tomato Pasta
Butter Bean and Vegetable Curry24p316 cals11g fat12g protein43g carbsveg + veganlots of variations
Feta Stuffed Peppers64p


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