Bud­get busters

For week­night meals that won’t break the bud­get, try th­ese easy recipes, all un­der $4 per serve.

Sunday Herald Sun - Body and Soul - - Try It Out - with Michelle Southan, Food Ed­i­tor, Aus­tralian Good Taste

Are you con­stantly bat­tling to beat the bud­get with your week­night meal plans? We’re here to help. Th­ese three tasty recipes are all whole­some and de­li­cious and won’t hurt your hip pocket. At just $1.80 per serve, our Ital­ian-in­spired tomato and bor­lotti bean soup brim­ming with loads of ve­g­ies, fresh herbs and handy pantry sta­ples is an easy one-pot win­ter won­der. Try our pasta frit­tata with greens ga­lore thanks to peas, zuc­chini, shal­lots, mint and chives, which costs only $ 2.70 a serve. Fi­nally, the por­cu­pine meat­balls dish is sure to be­come a new fam­ily favourite – not only be­cause it’s yummy, but be­cause it also costs about $3 per serve.

What’s su­per healthy

To qual­ify for the Good Taste su­per-healthy tag, a com­plete meal must be low in fat, sodium and kilo­joules. Per serve, each su­per-healthy recipe has: less than 500mg sodium less than 1600 kilo­joules less than 10g fat less than 4g sat­u­rated fat por­cu­pine meat­balls

in tomato sauce

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