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

    Brilliant really well done

  2. Maureen

    Brilliant,lovely and very easy to understand

  3. Marlene woodard

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

  4. Marlene woodard

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

  5. Sheila Keen

    Well done.

  6. Julie Cotton

    Thank you that was really helpful x

  7. Susan B

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

  8. Susan Smith

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

  9. Margaret Gallagher

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

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