Quick lunch and dinner Idea’s for slimming world

Quick affordable meal Idea’s to help those on slimming world

Losing weight does not have to be expensive, we are a family of 5 and have a budget each week for our food shop which is between £70-80 so to keep costs down and get more for our money we shop at good old Aldi’s.

Another way to keep the cost down is to make a shopping list and STICK to it, you can see my post on saving money whilst shopping HERE.

I also get asked for Idea’s on cheap affordable meal Idea’s for lunch and dinner times so here we go:

Spaghetti Bolognaise

  • 5% beef mince we use 500g as a family of 5 (free)
  • Tin of chopped tomatoes (free)
  • Beef stock cubes, I use 3 (free)
  • Worchester sauce (free)
  • Frozen chopped Onions (free and speed food)
  • Frozen crushed garlic (free and speed food)
  • Cheese (HeA if you want to use it)
  • Mixed spices (free)
  • spaghetti or pasta (free)

All ingredients are from Aldi



Salmon and spinach                                                

  • Frozen salmon ( free ) you can buy a pack of 6 out the freezers for £3.99
  • Pasta (free)
  • Spinach (free and speed)
  • Peas (free)
  • Dill

Of course the more speed food you add the better loss you get.

All ingredients are from Aldi





Cottage pie with courgettes and cauliflower

  • 5% Beef mince (free)
  • Tin of baked beans (free and speed)
  • Sweetcorn (free)
  • Peas (free)
  • 2 Beef stock cubes
  • Frozen courgettes from Iceland
  • Frozen cauliflower from Iceland
  • Swede (free and speed )
  • Carrot (free and speed)
  • Cheese (HeA) optional

Ingredients are from Aldi and Iceland





  • Raspberries ( free and speed)
  • Boiled egg (free )
  • Tuna in spring water ( free)
  • Blueberries (free)
  • Spinach (free and speed)
  • cucumber (free and speed)
  • Sweetcorn (free)


All ingredients are from Aldi





Steak and Roasted Vegetables

(This is more a couples meal as it would be quite expensive to feed families with steak)


  • 10oz Rump steak (free) £3.99 per steak
  • Carrots (free and speed)
  • Courgette (free and speed)
  • Red onion (free and speed)
  • Roasted potatoes ( I use my Tefal acti-fry )
  • Little dollop of lighter than light mayonnaise (1 level teaspoon 2.5syn) optional


All ingredients are from Aldi






Salmon and Quinoa and spinach


  • Salmon ( from the fridges and comes in a pack of 2 for around £2.99 (free) or you can use the frozen salmon where you buy 6 for £3.99
  • Spinach (free and speed)
  • Red onion (free and speed)
  • Garlic (free and speed)
  • sweet mini peppers (free and speed)
  • 200g of dried Quinoa or couscous ( free)

All ingredients are from Aldi




Pulled pork, chips and sweetcorn (Slowcooker)

  • Pork Joint (cut visible fat off and its Free)                                                          
  • Garlic cloves x3 (free and speed)
  • 500g Passata (free)
  • Balsamic vinegar 3tbsp(free)
  • Mustard powder 1tsp (free) yellow one
  • Powdered sweetener 3tbsp (free)
  • Worchester sauce 5 tbsp (free)
  • Salt and Pepper to season
  • Potatoes (free)
  • Sweetcorn (free )




  1. Rose
    6th December 2017 / 7:25 pm

    Brilliant really well done

  2. Maureen
    28th December 2017 / 12:50 pm

    Brilliant,lovely and very easy to understand

  3. Marlene woodard
    28th December 2017 / 5:19 pm

    These meals look fab,better than mine look will have to try your recipes.x

  4. Marlene woodard
    28th December 2017 / 5:20 pm

    These meals look much better than mine,will be giving them ago thankyou.

  5. Sheila Keen
    28th December 2017 / 5:52 pm

    Well done.

  6. Julie Cotton
    6th January 2018 / 7:52 pm

    Thank you that was really helpful x

  7. Susan B
    28th February 2019 / 4:01 pm

    An excellent list. Thank you. I only cook quick and easy these days.

  8. Susan Smith
    7th August 2019 / 1:07 pm

    Love these ideas , copied some down for the near future to try, thank you

  9. Margaret Gallagher
    24th August 2019 / 4:33 pm

    Lots of food for thought – tasty and nutritious – salmon and pasta sounds lush

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