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by Gael Myers, Accredited Practising Dietitian


Help your food budget go further with these tasty meal ideas that come in at under $3 per person.

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Lamb and barley soup

This hearty soup is the perfect warmer for cold winter nights. 

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Cheesy potato frittata

Eggs are the perfect base for easy mid-week dinners. You'll love our easy cheesy frittata that is on the table in under 30 minutes. 

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Baked tomato rice

This tasty tomato and tuna dish is made with long life staples from the pantry and freezer. And it's so simple to prepare! Just chuck all the ingredients in a baking tray and let your oven do the work. 

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Fried rice

Perfect for fakeaway Fridays, our chicken fried rice is an easy to whip up meal that the whole family will love. 

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Potato and pea curry

A satisfying vegetarian curry with a creamy tomato and coconut gravy. Sub in whatever vegies you have on hand to stretch your budget further and reduce food waste.

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Sweet potato and lentil soup

A simple and filling homemade soup. Make a double batch and freeze the leftovers so you have a hearty meal ready to go for those days you don't feel like cooking.

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Bean burritos

This vegie-packed bean mix is tasty and versatile - burritos today, nachos tomorrow?

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Quick tuna couscous

Quick and easy - our two favourite flavours!

Looking for more tasty and budget-friendly recipe ideas? Check out these five healthy family meals for less than $2 per serving.

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