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12 best budget-friendly recipes
Did you know food is often the highest living expense after paying rent or a mortgage? Every families’ food bill varies, but one thing is the same from house to house: Kiwis are a hard-working bunch, and we want to know our hard-earned dollars are being put towards good quality kai for our whanau.
When it comes to eating on a budget we know people sometimes associate that with boring meal choices such as cooking an extra-large batch of something on Sunday and eating the same thing, slightly varied all week. Surely it could be more appealing than that? Well you know what? It is. Here's a look at some of our favourite budget-friendly recipes.
Easy Sweet and Sour
This easy sweet and sour is a family favorite and is the perfect dish for those pushed for time. The recipe is balanced, healthy, packed full of delicious flavours, and goes great with rice or noodles. To increase its affordability, we recommend swapping out the pumpkin and broccoli (when they're not in season) for a frozen bag of mixed veg.
Family Pasta Bake
One for the family for those Sunday nights, when all you really want is to chill out with a lazy meal in front of the television and a glass of wine, before the week roars into life the next day. To make it even more affordable, think about doing a 50/50 blended mince by adding lentils. If you're using dried lentils make sure that you add a little additional liquid as the lentils soak up moisture.
If you're looking for an affordable veg side think about steaming some frozen peas or beans.
Posted by Beef + Lamb New Zealand