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Cheap Food Tuesday: Every week I breakdown the exact cost of one of the meals I’ve cooked for either breakfast, lunch or dinner. This is to prove once and for all that eating delicious, nutritious, well-balanced meals doesn’t need to break the bank with your food choices – in fact, the opposite!
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By planning my meals each week and using whole foods and versatile ingredients, I create delicious meals that fit my health and fitness goals, on a completely achievable budget – if you haven’t set your budget yet, first check out my simple tips to better budgeting here.
This week’s Cheap Food Tuesday meal breakdown:
Chicken Curry with Red Peppers and Coconut Milk
Believe it or not, this exquisite looking meal was thrown together by me looking at what we had in the fridge, and googling ‘Chicken curry coconut milk’! Ah, the wonders of the internet.
I got the recipes from a website called Ricardo Cuisine which I’ve not come across before, but the results were pretty great!
Tesco chicken breast
Meal cost: 100g = 57p
Red Bell Pepper
Tesco Red Bell Pepper
Meal cost: 16p
Sainsbury’s Red Onion
Meal cost: ~30g = 2p
Dunn’s River Coconut Milk
Meal Cost: ⅓ can = 33p
Rowse Runny Honey
Meal cost: 15g = 12p
Curry Powder (2 tsp)
Chilli Powder (2 tsp)
Meal cost: ~ approx 3p
Meal cost: 50g rice = 7p
Total meal cost: £1.30
For anyone wondering if I really just used 1 third of a pepper, onion and a can of coconut milk – no, we used it all!
The meal made three portions, so I divided the ingredients used so that the cost reflects the price of one meal. However, this once again is an easy recipe to make for multiple people or meals, and curries often even improve after being stored as leftovers!
Tip: Add potatoes or sweet potatoes to bulk this meal up, and for a twist, you could also serve it with naan bread in place of rice.
Are there any meals you’d like to see a cost breakdown of? Let me know in the comments!