25 budget-friendly meals to start the new year with

Sausage bean casserole

January can feel a lot longer than it actually is… usually because we’ve spent so much on Christmas gifts, the Christmas dinner and just overall holiday expenses — all very necessary!

So when the new year comes, the first 31 days can feel like forever in financial terms — but that doesn’t mean you’re limited to bread and water until payday comes in. We’ve got you covered. Because if there’s one thing we hate more than over-cooked meat, it’s being denied delicious food.

Veggie cassoulet Easy Food

Veggie cassoulet

This one is filled with all the nutrients we need to make our bodies as strong as can be, and is designed to warm you up on a cold winter’s night.

Chicken and broccoli pie Easy Food

Chicken, broccoli and mushroom pie

Who doesn’t love a good pie? Better yet, it’s easy on your budget, so you don’t have to break the bank when indulging in this tasty meal.

Sausage and cannellini bean casserole Easy food

Sausage and cannellini bean casserole

What better way to start the new year than with this tasty casserole? It’s hearty, delicious and perfect for the freezing weather we’re currently experiencing.

Cauliflower_Bolognese Easy Food

Cauliflower Bolognese

Whether you’re looking for a veggie option, or just don’t have minced meat in your fridge, this Bolognese will transport you right back to Italy where you can sip on a glass of red while indulging in your favourite comfort food — all in the comfort of your home!

Hasselback sweet potatoes easyfood christmas dinner

Hasselback sweet potatoes

Upgrade the humble sweet potato to a delicious, budget-friendly meal. Add your favourite toppings and you’ve got a meal fit for a king!

garlic bread sloppy joes

Garlic bread Bolognese sloppy Joes

Who doesn’t love a sloppy Joe? This Italian twist on an American favourite is the perfect way to bring some sunshine to the dull, winter days of Janaury.

Healthy chicken tikka masala Easy Food

Healthy chicken tikka masala

All the nutrients and flavours will have you thinking you’re on a lovely trip to Asia. Whoever said travelling is expensive never tasted this.

Vegetable hot pot Easy Food

Vegetable hot-pot

Whether as a side or a meal in its own right, this vegetable hot-pot isn’t only budget-friendly, but packed with flavour, too! You’ll want to make this more often, I promise you.

Potato and cauliflower curry Easy Food

Potato and cauliflower curry

This veggie curry will warm you up on a freezing night in January. Don’t be surprised if it becomes a new family favourite!

Slow-cooker cheesy chicken pasta Easy Food

Slow-cooker cheesy chicken pasta

Put your slow cooker to good work with this delicious cheesy chicken pasta dish. It’s no trouble putting everything together and let the slow cooker do its magic.

Slow cooker Italian meatballs_easyfood

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