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Summer is here! And so, then, is the season of ‘looking good’. Good health is more important than anything else. If you eat right and live right it makes you feel better, gives you more energy, improves your sleep, and just in general makes things better all round. So this summer try to kick start a new regime of eating right and living right(ish).

To help, we've put together a list of our favourite easy weekday dinners that will cost you less than £2.30 per portion to make. Most cost less than £1.20!


Monday’s are down days, let’s be honest. So you want something tasty and easy and cheap. Look at this great recipe for Creamy Vegan Garlic Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes

(serves 3-4)

Per portion you are spending on average: £1.01


This Easy Lo Mein is also amazingly delicious and doesn’t require you to be the world’s best chef. It’s also packed full of veggie goodness.

(serves 4)

Per portion you are spending on average: £1.17


If you’re looking for something heavier and more filling mid-week then try this sweet potato and spinach bake. (If you’re desperate for some meat by now then follow their advice and add some delicious grilled lamb chops on the side!)

(serves 4)

Per (veggie) portion you are spending on average: £0.68

And per (meaty goodness) portion you are spending on average: £1.61


This simple veggie curry is a great one from Tasty. Again, if you want to add meat to this then fry off some diced chicken with a little olive oil and add it into the mix to simmer away with all the other delicious flavours.

(serves 4)

Per portion you are spending on average: £0.81


Finally, because it's Friday and we all deserve a little something special at the end of the week, try these easy beef and garlic noodles.

(serves 2)

Per portion you are spending on average: £2.30

As you can see, eating well doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. In fact it can be healthy, delicious and cost effective. There are also great ways to customise recipes once you have made them a few times to make them more to your tastes.