3 Course Meal For 1 For Under £5

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With Valentine's day approaching and the stores stocking up on cards, flowers and chocolates, having no one to share the 14th of Feb with can be a little saddening. Typically, us singletons would be stocking up on chick flicks, tissues and ice cream. But, instead why not treat yourself? Do something special from you, for you? 

Cook yourself a 3 course meal in under an hour for under £5! Sounds good right. Then go a head and have a relaxing bath and pamper yourself. Who needs to be in a relationship?!

asda shopping list - garlic, pears, smart price chopped tomatoes, smart price kidney beans, cinnamon, basil, smart price sweetcorn, greek yoghurt, granary baton, red pepper

Everything I picked up was from Asda. Who cares if some things are smartprice?!

This is so simple to do, it's delicious and will only cost £4.23! Plus, it's healthy - better than over indulging on a full bar of chocolate to yourself.

healthy 3 course meal


First of all is bruschetta (I completely forgot to include the olive oil, so feel free to use that, but it tasted delicious without it). For the main course, there is kidney beans and sweetcorn in a tomato sauce stuffed into a pepper. Then for dessert is roasted pear with non diary yogurt or ice-cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon. 

When I made this, I did have to put the dessert in the fridge for later as I was quite full up. Let me tell you though, it tastes amazing both with the pear hot and cold.


healthy starter - tomato, garlic and basil bruschetta

Bruschetta

Ingredients :
  • Granary Baton 
  • 1-2 tbsp Chopped tomatoes 
  • 1/4 Garlic clove, crushed
  • Pinch of Basil

Directions :

1. Slice the baton and preheat the grill to a high setting.
2. Mix together the tomatoes, garlic and basil.
3. Place the slices of the baton under the grill and allow to toast on one side.
4. Turn the slices over and top with tomato mixture, then return under the grill for another minute or 2.


healthy, delicious and simple meal - stuffed pepper with kidney beans and sweetcorn in a tomato sauce

Stuffed Pepper

Ingredients :
  • 1 Pepper
  • Kidney Beans, 1/4 of the tin
  • Sweetcorn, 1/3 of the tin
  • Garlic, crushed (left over from bruschetta)
  • 1/2 tsp Basil

Directions :

1. Preheat the oven to 200°c.
2. Slice the top of the pepper of and de-seed. Then place on a baking tray, bottom side up. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes. 
3. Mix together the tomatoes, kidney beans, sweetcorn, garlic and basil. Then heat in a pan until hot.
4. Remove the pepper from the oven and spoon in the bean mixture (you may need to prop the pepper up with tin foil or against the side of the tray). *Optional* add some grated cheese on top. Return to the oven for another 5-10 minutes.


Healthy dessert - roasted pear with greek yoghurt and cinnamon

Roasted Pear

Ingredients :

  • 1 Pear
  • Cinnamon
  • Water


Directions :

1. Preheat the oven to 200°c.
2. Peel the pear and chop off both ends.
3. Wrap the pear in foil, place on a baking tray and place it in the oven for 20 minutes or until tender.
4. Remove from the oven and serve with some yoghurt or ice-cream and sprinkle over some cinnamon.






I'd love to know what you think and how you're spending Valentine's day.

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13 comments

  1. I love this post! Valentines day is so annoying when you're on your own :( The food you made looks so good though x

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  3. This is such a great post, as a university student I pretty much live off of mostly smart price food and you have to be really creative with meals on a budget, especially when you're trying to eat healthily too! I looked at a few of your other recipes too and absolutely love them, thanks for the inspiration! :-)

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    1. Most of the stuff tastes the same anyway and thank you : )

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  4. This is such a great post, as a university student I pretty much live off of mostly smart price food and you have to be really creative with meals on a budget, especially when you're trying to eat healthily too! I looked at a few of your other recipes too and absolutely love them, thanks for the inspiration! :-)

    James
    http://bloggerjames.co.uk

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  5. really cool idea, the food looks great!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle // bloglovin

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  7. This is perfect! Do something nice for yourself on Valentine's Day! When I was single, my friends and I would take ourselves out. I loved it -- I was the best date I ever had! Thank you for sharing at Inspire Me Mondays. Enjoy your weekend and we look forward to seeing you around!

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