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Favourite recipes from BBC One’s Eat Well For Less Series 6

by Malou Herkes

published on 28 June 2019

If you’ve been enjoying watching Greg Wallace and Chris Bavin showing Britain’s families how to cut down on their food bills on series 6 of BBC One’s Eat Well For Less show, then this might be just what you're looking for. We’ve rounded up the show’s best recipes, helping you to put together incredibly tasty, filling and nutritious dishes on a budget.

To tie in with the series, brand new cookbook Eat Well For Less: Every Day will show you how to do exactly what it says on the tin. Written by Jo Scarratt-Jones and with a foreword from Gregg and Chris, this is a cookbook with over 80 cost-saving recipes, spanning meat, fish and veggie dishes, including cost-effective swaps, freezer hacks and ideas to get you out of that dinner rut.

From the book

Home-made Pork and Apple Rolls from Episode 6 (the Drew family)

A healthier twist on the classic sausage roll, these pork and apple rolls are made with crispy filo pastry, and are delicious eaten hot or cold. They're the perfect lunchbox snack, and will quickly become a family favourite.

Veggie Croquettes with Three Easy Dips, from Episode 6 (the Drew family)

These veggie croquettes super simple to make, and a fun recipe to cook with kids. Served alongside three delicious homemade dips, they're perfect as a light lunch or a tasty snack.

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Spanish Fish Stew from Episode 2 (the Gambling family)

A one-pot recipe that takes inspiration from the flavours of Spain, this stew recipe blends paprika, fennel, chilli and saffron, as well as potatoes and fish for an aromatic, smokey, satisfying dish with a spicy kick.

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Spiced Ham and Black Bean Stew with Rice from Episode 3 (the Carter family)

This hearty stew is a budget-friendly way to feed the family with leftovers to spare. Serve it with rice or pile it into a steaming jacket potato.

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Super-Quick Stir Fry from Episode 3 (the Carter family)

A prawn and veggie stir fry is the simplest thing to cook on a busy midweek evening. With over three of your 5-a-day, it’s a cheap way to get plenty of nutrition into your dinner, too.

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Spiced Chicken Tacos with Chilli Sauce from Episode 2 (the Gambling family)

Homemade chilli sauce is a revelation in this easy family dinner recipe which you can put in the middle of the table for everyone to serve themselves. Tacos piled with spiced chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, yoghurt, cheese and chilli sauce – delicious.

The cookbook of the series – Eat Well For Less: Every Day – has all the recipes from this year's series of the show and much, much more. Get your copy here.


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