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Looking for healthy and delicious, family-approved, affordable dishes to please the entire crew? We’ve got you.
When it comes to cooking on a budget, pantry staples like lentils, chickpeas and green split peas are thrifty, healthy and versatile – the unsung heroes of the kitchen! Take McKenzie’s pulses and grains, for example. They can be used to create a multitude of easy dinners from soups to traybakes to an impressive Jambalaya that will boost your repertoire and are sure to become family favourites.
Here are 10 money-saving, mouth-watering meals to try that are tasty, nourishing and easy on your grocery bill.
This cheesy eggplant and lentil bake combines layers of eggplant, potato and lentils in a tomato sauce and a ricotta bechamel.
Made with green split peas and ham hock, this luxurious tasting soup surprisingly comes in at less than $3 per serve – it’s the perfect winter warmer for those chilly days (and nights!).
This healthy twist on a classic is packed with vegetables and has a crunchy, sweet potato topping. It’s sure to become a weeknight favourite.
Adding chickpeas and black beans to these burritos brings extra health to your family table. Also great as a delicious topping on a jacket potato.
Nothing says comfort food like a pot pie. These vegetarian dishes are the real deal, combining pumpkin and potato mash with lentils, herbs and spices.
This impressive one-pot dish takes just minutes to prep and cook and includes green split peas and red split lentils for a healthy boost.
Pumpkin, squash, peas, beans and spices pack a flavour punch in this warming, mouth-watering tagine.
Is there a more classic combo than lentils, beetroot and feta? This recipe uses French-style lentils, takes minutes to make and is less than $3 per serve. Très bon!
Packed with comforting flavours, this dish makes an enchanting side dish or a vegetarian main if you add a naan.