Tonight I needed to make dinner in a flash. We had been busy all day so I had no time-a prime candidate for a take away night! However with the tight budget, that wasn’t going to happen, so I chose instead to do our easiest meal.
The pasta is ready made, the sauce is from a jar and the veggies are frozen. 20 minutes from freezer to table, and clean up is quick and easy.
Pasta and Veggies
Boil as kettle of water, add to pan (this is faster than boiling on the stove). Add veggies and bring back to boil. Boil for 10 minutes, add pasta. Leave to cook for 4-5 more minutes, and drain.
While veggies and pasta are draining, heat sauce in the pan. Add back veggies and pasta and stir. Serve immediately.
20 minutes and one pan to serve a meal that is significantly healthier than take away, and costs less too. With under 450 calories per serving, and a cost of £3.76 (94p per serving) for the meal, take away stops being the easiest option!