Banana and Oat Pancakes 

My children and I love these! They are a perfect way of using up any over ripe bananas, and you can also add additional ingredients like, dried fruits or spices to them. We have them for breakfast, lunch and even as a snack. I have served mine with runny honey and banana but my daughter recommends them with ice cream!

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Budget Fishcakes 

These are really cheap and easy to make, plus both my toddlers actually loved them (hurrah!!). I had a couple left over so they went into the freezer for another day. The fish paste is very budget friendly, they still taste just as delicious as ones with fresh fish.

Makes: 6 Cost: 32p each

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Meal Plan Week 4

This week my toddler chose three of the meals, normally she only wants pizza but she actually asked for pie and wraps too, so I couldn’t refuse! All meals are under £1 a serving and easy to make.

Monday:

Budget Fishcakes (trial recipe)

Tuesday: 

Hunters Chicken with carrots and new potatoes
Wednesday: 

Cheesy chip and salad wraps

Thursday: 

Chicken and Gravy Pie (trial recipe)

Friday: 

Porkball and Noodles in a Thai Green Broth
Saturday: 

Pizza Rolls  and Salad
Sunday:

Roast Dinner

Carrot and Coriander Soup

I recently brought a lot of reduced bags of carrots from Asda for 5p, I have frozen some for meals or snacks during the week and the rest I’m making a soup with. Carrot and coriander is one of my favourite soups to make because it doesn’t require much preparation!

Serves 3-4   Costs: 26p a serving

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Lunch Meal Plan 1

Do you ever get stuck for ideas when it comes to lunches? All these lunches can be prepared in advance or are quick to prepare, and not a sandwich in sight! We usually have a different fruit/veg to go with each meal too. This week we have kiwi, apples, clementines, baby carrots and banana.

Monday: 

Cheese and Pepperoni Toastie

Tuesday: 

Cornish Potato Cakes

Wednesday: 

Carrot and Coriander Soup
Thursday:

Chicken and Salad Wraps (using leftover chicken from roast chicken and myTwo Ingredient Flat Breads

Friday: 

Cheese Scones

Saturday: 

Jacket Potatoes with Baked Beans and Cheese

Sunday: 

A very rare lunch out!!

Taco Seasoning 14p

Did you know how easy and cheap it is to make your own seasoning for meals like burritos or fajitas?
Old El Paso Taco Seasoning: £1.99
Budget Food Mummy Taco Seasoning: 14p

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Meal Plan Week 3

Meal plans make shopping for food and cooking meals a whole lot easier and cheaper. This week we are having a couple of regular favourites and some new or unpublished recipes.  All meals are less than £1 a serving and suitable for all the family. 

Monday: 

Chicken Chow Mein 

Tuesday: 

Pull apart pizza 

Wednesday: 

Tuna Melt 

Thursday: 

Chorizo and Mozzarella Ham Burgers

Friday: 

Courgette Frittata

Saturday: 

Chorizo and Tomato Spaghetti 

Sunday: 

Sausage and Mash

Cornish Potato Cakes

I usually make these with any leftover mashed potato or if I have a few potatoes left that I have no use for. It is a traditional Cornish recipe, although I have never found any where in Cornwall that makes them so let me know if there is any where!

Makes 12  Costs 7p per potato cake

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Meal Plan Week 2

This week my shopping bill was a little more than last week because I had run out of little things like stock cubes, flour, dried herbs etc. But the weeks meals are all still less than £1 a serving plus we have a couple of new recipes to try. 

Monday:

Meatball Baguettes 

Tuesday:

Cornish Potato Cakes and Salad 

Wednesday: 

Cheesy Chicken and Bean Quesadillas

Thursday:

Posh Sausage Roll

Friday:

Shredded Chicken Taco Wraps

Saturday: 

Homemade Pizza

Sunday: 

Sunday Roast 

Simple Vegetarian Dumplings 

I have always loved dumplings  but I only ever seem to make them this time of year to go with stews and soups, so I thought I would share with you my recipe for them. I have tried them with both plain and self raising flour, both taste just as nice but I have used self raising in the ones pictured. You can also add herbs to them, I find thyme goes quite well in them for stews!

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