Eat healthier on a budget

Eating healthily doesn’t have to be expensive. With these clever tips and ideas, you can serve up healthier food and stick to your budget, too.

5 a day on a budget

Fruit and vegetables

Eat your 5 a day without spending a fortune and find easy recipes that you and the family will love. From double veg mash to pineapple kebabs, eating healthier can be affordable and delicious.

Affordable 5 a day

Back to basics

  • The basics range has hundreds of affordable products. We use economical packaging, and fruit and veg that isn’t a standard shape or size.
  • Free from artificial flavours and hydrogenated fats, use basics products to create delicious family meals and save money, too.

Shop for basics

Plan ahead

Chargrilled frozen veg


  • Tinned or frozen fruit and veg can be cheaper than fresh, count towards your 5-a-day, and are handy when you don’t have time to shop.
  • Beans and lentils are affordable and make soups, salads or casseroles go further.
  • Cook double quantities of recipes and freeze for another day.

Buy storecupboard essentials

Shop and cook clever

  • Fresh produce can be cheaper in season, so buy seasonal fruit and veg or try basics frozen red berry mix available in selected stores during the winter season.
  • Use the deli, meat and fish counters to buy smaller portions and cut down on waste.
  • Grate courgette into Bolognese or chilli to bulk out family dinners and help get your 5-a-day.

Fill up for longer

Bircher museli

Start the day with a healthier, higher fibre breakfast and you might be less tempted to snack later. Wholemeal bread contains more fibre than white, or try bran flakes topped with fresh fruit.

Bircher Muesli breakfast ideas

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