Yes it really is possible to eat pizza’s that are not only cheaper than buying in the shop or a takeaway, by are equally nowhere near the calories so you can eat one without the guilt. Here I share one or two different ideas you can try, and believe me I have tried many different variations.

Bean Chilli

Now I love a good chilli with the next person, and this one was not only about taste, and saving a bit, it was also about pre making a batch that could be frozen and used on a day when you know that morning it is going to be busy so grabbed out of the freezer. It could be done with mince, and I like it with mince I just fancied a non meat version.

Chickpea, Spinach and Egg Curry

When I saw this one I was quite surprised how easy it was to make and actually how flavoursome in some respects. I do like a kick and will search for a hotter curry powder, nut actually, I had lots of chickpeas in the cupboard and so this was perfect.

Butternut Squash Dhal

I haven’t had a dhal for a while and so embarked on this excitedly, for me it is not vegetarians as I like to add meat to go with it, but it would work just on its own, I just prefer it with chorizo, or chicken, or even steak to be honest. Healthy and cost depends on what you add.

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo


Chickpea and Chorizo Stew

I found this whilst looking at other chickpea recipes. I must confess I was not sure it would be good enough but it tasted better than I imagined. I will however be using spinach and not kale when I make it again, never had kale before and won’t once the remaining has been eaten be trying it again!

Smokey Chorizo One Pot

I have to say of all the meals I have made recently this was for me the tastiest. I do love chorizo and so it was always to go down well shall we say but I was actually surprised by what the sweet potato actually added to the meal along with a different bean I decided to try. This really was delicious and actually took from start to finish just over 20 minutes to make.