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What You Need: Healthy, Budget-Friendly Meals

What You Need: Healthy, Budget-Friendly Meals

What to cook, what ingredients to use etc. Isn’t it more like an every day challenge? And once it is all sorted, the wallet gives up. If only life was simpler, one may think.

Cooking on a budget and focusing on health has never been easy. Until we decided to jump in to help you out, that is.

And you don’t have to sacrifice on taste and nutrients in order to prepare low-priced food. Check these healthy and pocket-friendly recipes that have been put together just for you and you’ll know how to treat your taste-buds the right way.

Chicken Wraps


Chicken (small cubes)                             100g

Roti/Flatbread/Pita Bread                           2

Yogurt                                                      2 tbsp

Ground red pepper                              1/2 tsp

Vinegar                                                       1 tsp

Salt                                                 acc. to taste

Parsley (finely chopped)                         1 tsp

Garlic paste                                           1/8 tsp

Cabbage, lettuce leaves                    optional

Tomato                                                           ½

Oil                                                             1 tbsp


In a bowl, add chicken, yogurt, salt, ground red pepper, parsley and vinegar. Give it a nice mix and let it be for some ten minutes. Then, heat oil in a pan and add the garlic paste and sauté it. Now add the marinated chicken and let it cook for about 3 to 5 minutes.

Heat roti/flatbread/pita bread on a hot plate and add the chicken filling. Now add sliced cabbage, tomato slices, and lettuce leaves. Roll it up and insert a toothpick to hold it together.

Potato Salad


Boiled potato                                                   1

Apple                                                                 1

Cream                                                      ½ cup

Boiled egg                                                         1

Salt                                                 acc. to taste

Black pepper                                           ¼ tsp

Sugar                                                           1 tsp


Cut potato, apple and boiled egg into cubes. Now add cream, salt, black pepper, and sugar (you can also add cabbage). Mix well and let it sit in the fridge. Have it chilled.

Bran Muffins


Bran : flour                              ¼ cup : ¾ cup

Coconut flour                                         ¼ cup

Butter                                                      ½ cup

Eggs                                                                  3

Baking powder                                         2 tsp

Sugar                                                          1 cup


Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl. Then, take another bowl and mix butter and eggs (preferably use an electric beater). Now add the dry ingredients to the egg-butter mixture and with a spatula, mix it well. Pour the batter into a muffin tray and bake at 180oC in an already preheated oven for 15 minutes.


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