Meals for less than one euro

Nutrition SIZUNO August 8, 2016 0 0
A whole week of food for less than one euro per person per day is possible if you prepare the right food and doing cheap groceries. You do certainly not a boring one-sided dishes like macaroni with ketchup or bread with peanut butter to prepare, including healthy meals with plenty of meat and fresh vegetables can be prepared for less than one euro per person.

Cheap meals

Delicious and healthy food does not have to be expensive. By doing cheap groceries and cook smart can you be so for less than one euro put a tasty, healthy meal on the table. Often vegetarian meals cheap but it is also possible to cheaply cook with meat or fish.

Cheap errands

Cheap food cooking starts do with cheap groceries. Often discounters like Aldi and Lidl cheaper than other supermarkets. These stores are now to obtain a lot of fresh produce. If there is no discount in the neighborhood is, you can too cheap shopping in another supermarket. Many supermarkets in addition to the brands also C-brands, such as AH basic or Euro Note. These products are often priced lower than goods at a discount. Also, there are often products on sale, but pay attention to it if the offer is actually cheap. For example, it may be that the brand or C brand is cheaper than a premium brand in the offer. Finally products nearing expiry date often discounted or given away for free. These articles can then be eaten fine. Always check whether it still looks good and keep the products too long in the house. Discounted items purchase which then end up in the dustbin of course is a waste of money.

Slim cooking

It can also save money by cooking it smart. Take for example, as much as possible. For example, a ready-made hamburger more expensive than a pack of mince and some herbs. Also marinated meat is often more expensive than meat yourself herb. Cut also prefer to use your vegetables instead of pre-cut vegetables. Self peeling potatoes is also much cheaper than buying peeled potatoes. But also sauces, spice mixes and soups, you can create a lot cheaper than ready-made version. Cooking with seasonal produce is often cheaper. Especially vegetables are seasonal. But also potatoes and some meat and fish can be seasonal. Below are five recipes that, if there are cheap shopping is done for less than one euro per person can be prepared. The price per person is above every recipe, but this of course depends on where the shopping is done and can be slightly different. The prices are from April 14, 2015.

Stew with meatballs

For four people, about ?? 0.90 per person
  • 1 kilo unpeeled potatoes
  • 750 grams of winter carrots
  • 2 onions
  • 75 grams of margarine
  • 300g chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 75 grams breadcrumbs
  • 1 clove garlic
  • nutmeg
  • pepper
  • salt

  • Peel the potatoes and bring them in a large pan with plenty of salted water to a boil.
  • Peel and chop the onions and cook it along with the potatoes.
  • Clean the carrots and cut them into pieces. Add them to the boiling potatoes.
  • Finish with chopped egg, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, nutmeg and garlic in the garlic press.
  • Knead the meat thoroughly. If it is too wet chopped then add some breadcrumbs on.
  • Make four hearty meatballs and fry them in 25g of margarine.
  • Doe, if the meatballs on all sides are brown, a glass of water with it and put a lid on the pan.
  • Make sure the potatoes and carrots are cooked by piercing with a fork.
  • Drain the potatoes and leave the rest of the margarine melts with the potatoes and carrots.
  • Add salt, pepper and nutmeg and mash the potatoes and carrots finely. If the stew is too dry, add a little water or milk.
  • Serve the stew with a meatball and gravy from the meatballs.

Budget Tips
Buy meat on sale and freeze it in portions. So you always have cheap meat in the house. Because in the preparation of the mash on the lid to hold the pan save energy. The heat is not chosen, so you have to put your stove as high.


For four people, about ?? 0.95 per person
  • 250 grams of mushrooms
  • 1 leek
  • 200 grams of ham
  • 400 grams macaroni
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 250g crème fraîche
  • margarine
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Cook the pasta in plenty of salted water until tender.
  • Wash the vegetables and cut the mushrooms into slices, the pepper into cubes and the leeks into rings.
  • Fry the vegetables in a pan with margarine.
  • Cut the ham into strips and add them.
  • Meanwhile Drain the pasta and mix it with the ham and vegetable mixture.
  • Add the cream, salt and pepper and stir well.

Budget Tips
Macaroni and ham from a C-note, you can often buy very cheap. By cutting the vegetable itself this is cheaper and it generally contains more than vitamin pre-cut vegetables.

Fish dish with leeks and potatoes

For four people, about ?? 0.98 per person
  • 4 Cabbage Fish fillets in the freezer
  • 2 leeks
  • 1 kilo of potatoes
  • 125g crème fraîche
  • 100 grams of grated cheese
  • mustard
  • oil
  • pepper, salt

  • Peel the potatoes and cook them in plenty of salted water until tender.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
  • Wash and cut the meantime, the leek into rings and fry them with some oil.
  • Mix the crème fraîche with a teaspoon of mustard and pepper.
  • Place the thawed fillets in the bottom of a baking dish.
  • Mix half of the sour cream mixture into the leek mixture and spread over the fish fillets.
  • Drain the potatoes and mash them with a potato masher fine.
  • Mix the other half of the sour cream mixture with the mashed potatoes and spread over the fish and leek mixture.
  • Sprinkle the casserole with cheese and bake the dish for 20 to 25 minutes until cooked in the oven.

Buy a block of cheese and grate it yourself. The rest of the can be used as bread spreads.

Fried rice with satay

For four people, about ?? 0.95 per person
  • 400 grams of milled rice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 150 grams bean sprouts
  • 150 grams of white cabbage
  • 1 red pepper
  • 300g pork rags
  • 100 grams of peanut butter
  • sambal
  • coriander powder
  • curry
  • sweet soy sauce
  • oil

  • Let some skewers in cold water.
  • Cut the pieces of pork into cubes.
  • Peel the garlic and press a clove of garlic into the meat.
  • Mix 2 tsp coriander powder, 2 teaspoons curry powder, salt and pepper with 2 tablespoons oil.
  • Add the spice mixture to the meat and mix well. Let the spice mixture to soak.
  • Press a clove of garlic in a bowl and add the chilli paste, peanut butter, salt and soy sauce.
  • Stir boiling water until a bound peanut sauce.
  • Thread the cubes of meat on skewers.
  • Cook the rice according to the method of preparation on the package.
  • Peel and chop the onion.
  • Wash the vegetables and cut the cabbage and peppers into thin strips
  • Heat two tablespoons of oil in the pan and break the eggs over the pan.
  • Stir the eggs to create a scrambled egg.
  • Add the chopped onion and cook as aanfruiten.
  • Press two cloves of garlic with a garlic press and add it.
  • Also add the chopped cabbage, sweet pepper, a tablespoon sambal and two teaspoons of curry.
  • Cook the cabbage and peppers until tender, then add the bean sprouts and cook for a minute to bake.
  • Finally add the cooked rice and stir well.
  • Meanwhile, fry the skewers in a grill pan or on the barbecue.
  • Serve the satay with peanut sauce and fried rice.

Budget Tips
Watch what meat there is on offer. The satay can be made from chicken breast, kippendijfilet that can be cut from chicken legs, pork steaks, pork loin roast or lean beef steak. Choose the cheapest variant. Cheap readymade satay from the freezer is also available in most supermarkets. Often you then even cheaper.

Hamburger with lettuce and chips

For four people, about ?? 0.95 per person
  • 4 white or brown bulbs
  • 300g chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 clove garlic
  • bread-crumbs
  • 1 head of lettuce
  • 1 tomato
  • 750 grams of potatoes
  • mustard
  • ketchup
  • oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • salt, pepper

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into thick strips.
  • Sprinkle the potato strips with oil and salt.
  • Bake the potatoes in the oven for about 45 to 60 minutes until golden.
  • Meanwhile, mix the minced meat with crushed garlic, egg, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and ketchup.
  • Make it with your hands four hamburgers and fry them in a frying pan with cooking oil or margarine.
  • Wash the lettuce and drizzle a little oil and vinegar over the salad.
  • Cut the bulb in half and place the burgers with some mustard and ketchup in between.
  • Serve the burgers with homemade chips and salad.

Budget Tips
Many stores sell from Thursday to Sunday weekend spheres. Often this is a big bag of 10, but the price is lower. The remaining bulbs you can eat breakfast or lunch. New potatoes you can eat with zest. You will have less waste and therefore require less potatoes.