There is a myth that cooking healthy food is expensive but with a little know-how, it can be quite purse friendly!
If you’ve had a few unexpected bills or need to feed the family before payday, it’s reassuring to have a few go-to dishes that are quick, tasty and won’t cost the earth.
Here’s a few of our favourites that you can whip up for less than €5 per person.
Because good food is always a good investment!
This recipe incorporates a lot of things you’ll probably have in the back of the press by the time payday comes around, such as spices, garlic and a tin of chickpeas.
It serves eight, but can obviously be tailored to your needs.
Full recipe here, and all ingredients can be found in any supermarket.
Bacon and broccoli pasta
A family favourite, this dish can be prepared in under ten minutes and ticks all the boxes in terms of nutrition.
Add some chilli flakes to give it a good kick. Full recipe here.
Colcannon and sausages
Thanks to the omnipresent food trends of the world, you can now afford to get kale for less than 70c almost everywhere. Cut it into strips and lash it into your mash.
This option can be turned vegetarian with the addition of portobello mushrooms or a boiled egg. Full recipe here.
Vegetable polenta casserole
We all want to bring some extra veg into our diet and this is a great way of making them really delicious. The recipe incorporates all sorts of flavours, filling tastes and cheese. Lots of cheese.
Full recipe here.
Bacon and mushroom risotto
The most expensive part about this whole thing is the rice and you can adapt it to use up any ingredients that are still lurking in the fridge!
Cook a bit more than you need and you’ll have lunch ready for the next day too! Full recipe here.