Dinner – healthy, delicious and easy on the hip pocket…..


In a nod to my last post about poverty and health I thought some cheap and tasty dinner recipes maybe in order. Who says you have to be rich to eat like royalty ?

Sweet potato sloppy joes 

Scrub some small to medium sized sweet potatoes, prick with a fork and place directly onto rack in a hot oven. Bake till really soft.

Split the sweet potatoes lengthwise and top with anything yummy looking from the fridge or garden. Sour cream, chilli sauce, salad, cheese, grated carrot, tomatoes and herbs.

This simple dinner is always yummy, has great kid appeal and is cheap cheap cheap to make.

Not quite caesar salad. 

1/2 loaf good quality bread
1 clove garlic
250g block firm tofu
Soy sauce
Sesame oil
Parmesan cheese
Salad leaves, cos is best

1 avocado
juice of a lemon
1 tablespoon seeded mustard
2 tablespoons of honey or apple juice concentrate
oilive oil

Tear up the bread and place in a bowl with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, a clove of crushed garlic, salt and pepper. Toss, move to a baking tray and place in a hot oven until crispy.

Chop tofu into small pieces and marinate in sesame and soy sauce for a few minutes. Drain and fry till crispy and golden.

Mix all salad dressing ingredients in a blender or shake like crazy in a jar till creamy.

Assemble your salad, adding any other yummy green things from the garden – snow peas, asparagus, herbs – and toss through dressing.

So there you have it – quick, healthy, economical and yummy.

Type ‘recipes’ into the search bar of this blog for lots more options for feasting on a budget.


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