Why you should get out of debt (and stay that way)

Man holding an empty wallet

    There are many people who will find themselves in an endless cycle of debt throughout their lives and you might be one of them. You may have been brought up with it and think that it’s a normal part of living. Perhaps you don’t think twice about that car loan because, after all, […]

Potato Gnocchi with Tomato and Basil Sauce

Gnocchi with tomato and basil sauce

    Potato gnocchi is an extremely simple meal to make which you can flavour in a combination of ways. At well under £3 for a family of four, this is a delicious meal that won’t break the bank. Serves 4-6   Ingredients: 1kg potatoes 3 eggs 400g plain flour salt and pepper 1 tin […]

5 Quick Ways to Save Money on Food

Woman shopping at the supermarket

      Food is something we all need of course, but we don’t need to spend a fortune in order to eat well. Here are a few simple ways which can help save pounds on your grocery shop:  

8 Ways To Eat Your 5-A-Day For Less

Five A Day 5 a day

    There is little doubt about it, fresh fruit and vegetables do cost more than their sugar-laden, junk food counterparts. Tightening the purse strings doesn’t mean having to forgo the good stuff – you can still eat well on a budget by changing the way you shop a little. With a little know-how your […]

Refreshing Honey and Banana Smoothie

refreshing banana and honey smoothie

      This is a perfect pick-me up on a hot summer’s day as well as being the ideal recipe for old bananas that have seen better days! Serves 4   Ingredients: 3 very ripe bananas 2tbsp honey 300ml milk 100ml water 10 ice cubes   Method: Chop bananas and place into blender with […]

Caramelised Baked Banana and Yoghurt Pudding

Baked banana and yoghurt on a spoon

    Here is a healthy pudding that the whole family is bound to love – and it’s the perfect way to use up those old bananas too!   Serves 4:   Ingredients:  4 very ripe bananas (overripe ones are great for this) 80g light brown sugar 500g Greek yoghurt Juice and zest of one […]

Speedy Cheese Straws

cheese straws

    A delightfully quick and simple twist on the old party favourites suited for lunch boxes and picnics, or even just to snack on. Be warned though, they are extremely more-ish!   Ingredients: 500g puff pastry 200g cheese   Method: Preheat oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4. Grate cheese and set aside. On a floured […]

Speedy Chocolate Banana Pudding

chocolate banana pudding

      When the kids want a quick, sweet and healthy snack in one but time is limited, this Chocolate Banana Pudding takes mere seconds to whip up. Not only is it super-speedy to make but it only needs two ingredients! This recipe serves four.   Ingredients: 4 bananas (must be very soft and […]