Cheap healthy meals: dinners for just £1 a head

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Healthy eating doesn't need to cost you a fortune. There are plenty of cheap meals you can eat that are also good for you. We've costed some of our favourite healthy recipes so you can see just how cheap they are.

Eating healthy meals is important but it can be hard to do it without spending lots of money. We’re here to help.

Healthy eating doesn’t need to cost you a fortune. There are plenty of cheap meals you can eat that are also good for you.

We’ve costed some of our favourite healthy recipes so you can see just how cheap they are. The recipes are usually for 4 but if you are eating separate meals from your family, you can divide the ingredients down to however many servings you want – or make extra and save for another time.

We also think it’s very important to be healthy but not hungry. Our healthy meals may be good for you but they won’t leave you wanting more.

Click through our gallery to see how you can make healthy meals for just £1 a head…

All costs were true at time of writing (May 2013). We assume you have these basic ingredients in your cupboards already:

  • Oil
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Dried herbs and spices
  • Salt and pepper
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Mayonnaise
  • Stock
  • Milk
  • Tomato purée
  • Mustard
  • Tomato ketchup