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Would generic weekly meals help you meal plan?

As many budgeters know, there are certain generic meals that can be endlessly modified, as well as all the wonderful recipes for these generic recipes, they will swallow whatever you have available, help in the weekly fridge clean out and use up all kinds of bits and pieces. I’ve been musing about it for a while and this week I thought that it would be perfectly possible to meal plan around generic meals.

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Lentil Ragu Lasagna

I recently made a really good lentil ragu. The flavour was strong enough that I thought it may well make a good lasagna. This is the result and it was very good indeed!

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Good books that I’ve been reading

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Lentil Pate

I haven’t made this for the longest time. I’m enjoying it on a slice of my home made granary bread, toasted, for breakfast.  Do give it a go, super cheap, great for breakfast, hollow leg filling and packed lunches too

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Weekly Meal Plan Twelve

a weekly meal plan for 4, all 3 meals and snacks. £37 at the checkout, and if you follow the plan fully, it will cost £32.72, £1.17 pppd. Lots of lovely food, for not much cash!

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Weekly Meal Plan Eleven

a weekly plan for 2 adults, all three meals and snacks based around a whole chicken. Just £1.19 pppd. Lots of lovely food for not much cash!

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Vegan Valentine Meal

This 3 course vegan Valentine dinner is easy, delicious and only £1.35 each – cheaper than any meal deal!

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Lovely veggie Nut balls in a tomato sauce

These veggie nut balls are very simple to make, not requiring any complicated method, equipment or skills, although you’ll need to be able to chop the nuts and make breadcrumbs. They can’t really be frozen as they turn to mush, but they don’t take very long

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Cabbage, sultana and nut pasta bake

This pasta bake is delicious! Very filling, packed full of vegetables and likely to be enjoyed by the kids as well. Great cold too the next day in lunchboxes.

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A Trio of Vegetable Hummus

I make chickpea hummus and different flavours all the time. This week I found the joys of vegetable hummus. Made using green peas, or butternut squash or sweetcorn. Many more flavours to try still. Vegan and low Syn too!

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