Trying to eat healthy food while also watching your budget? Need filling, healthy meals you can stretch when money is tight? Forget expensive grocery runs that don’t give you much bang for your buck - try our four nutritious and cost-effective meal and recipe ideas!
A good hearty stew is the type of dish you can cook up and serve for days to come. In fact, a basic stew can be made with almost whatever needs using up in your fridge. The epitome of comfort food, a stew usually has only a few staple ingredients: meat or chicken, stock, canned or fresh tomatoes, onions, and potatoes. When cooking your stew, try adding carrots and butternut for an added nutritional boost, plus any other veggies of your choice, such as peppers, baby marrows, cauliflower or brinjals.
For an equally filling meat-free version, substitute meat or chicken with beans and pulses. Dried beans are even cheaper than canned and can be bought in bulk. Bored of eating your leftover stew? Use your stew to make a hearty pie instead! Simply pile the stew into a casserole dish, top with ready-made puff pastry, brush with beaten egg and bake until the filling is hot and the pastry is puffed and golden.
Try our Knorr stew recipe at home: One-Pot Beef and Quinoa Stew
Featured Knorr Product: Our Beef Stock Pots dissolve instantly into stews and soups, and are made from real beef stock, slow-simmered with herbs and veggies into a jellied consistency.
In terms of nutrition, eggs pack a huge punch thanks to their protein, iron, vitamins and minerals. Eggs are also inexpensive and easy to cook, and can be prepared in myriad ways from poached to fried to scrambled. When eating eggs, make sure you enjoy them a heart-healthy way, with a generous portion of veggies and plant-based fats (such as avocado). Enjoy eggs on toast? Make sure you pair your eggs with wholewheat bread instead of white.
Green, red and yellow peppers contain an impressive amount of Vitamin C, with up to six times as much Vitamin C as oranges. Peppers also make a surprisingly filling meal, particularly when stuffed. Classic stuffed peppers are as flexible as they are delicious. On a plant-based diet? Skip the meat and stuff your peppers with nutritious plant ingredients such as quinoa, cheese, and sautéed veggies.
We use the best veggies, herbs, and spices to make our Knorr Vegetable Stock Pots. Our Vegetable Stock Pots are great for soups and stews, and suitable for our meat-free eaters and vegans.