Step-by-Step Pasta Bake

Pasta bake is one of my go-to comfort food dishes.  I always make a huge batch so there’s enough to last for a couple of dinners and maybe even a lunch.  The beauty of pasta bake is that you can tailor it according to what ingredients you have lurking in the fridge or what you … read more >

Step by Step Soup

Here’s a step-by-step guide to making soup from scratch. It’s a basic soup recipe and once you get the hang of it, you can start to experiment with different combinations of vegetables and other ingredients such as chickpeas or cannellini beans. The Lentils used in this are a good source of protein and low in fat.

This soup makes 4-5 portions

Cost per portion (based on 4 portions) = €0.45

Banana Bread

This recipe is super easy to make, and a tasty, healthier treat to keep energy levels up during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Toddlers will love it too as a snack!

The banana bread is suitable for freezing. It will also keep well in an airtight tin for 2-3 days (if it lasts that long!).

Step by Step Chilli

This recipe is packed with vegetables, providing up to 2 portions of veg per portion. It’s also high in fibre, which is recommended by the FSAI to help prevent and manage constipation during pregnancy. It’s suitable for during pregnancy, breastfeeding and for toddlers.

Make 4-5 portions. Cost per portion (based on 5 portions): €1.00

Suitable for freezing

Friday Night Fajitas

These Fajitas are great served with guacamole, tomato salsa and natural yogurt placed on the table in little bowls. If you are entertaining, you could serve with some Mexican rice too. If you don’t have all the spices, it’s fine to use a packet of fajita spice mix!

Serves 4 hungry adults

Step by Step Beef Casserole

This easy beef casserole is suitable for all the family. It can be pureed or mashed to suit the weaning stage (be sure to use low salt stock cubes for weaning recipes). You could add other vegetables e.g. parsnip. It always tastes better when served the following day so refrigerate overnight if you are not freezing it.

Makes 4 servings. Cost per serving: Approx €2.00.