7 budget-busting recipes that can also be made load-shedding friendly
A budget-friendly recipe for each day of the week, plus make each recipe load-shedding approved with some of our easy tips below.
Not only are these 7 recipes easy on the budget, but with a little planning or with the help of a gas top, these recipes are also load-shedding friendly!
7 recipes to try:
Make the pizza sauce ahead or purchase a store-bought alternative and you’ll have tasty mushroom braai pizzas to enjoy when the lights go out. Topped with cheese and all your favourite combos, these low-carb pizzas are delicious and always come in under budget!
Serve this biltong pasta salad at room temperature or cold for a quick and tasty meal that comes in under budget and is packed with flavour. Prep that pasta ahead to avoid a hungry load-shedding disaster!
When you’re in the mood for your favourite family takeout meal, but you’re on that last stretch before payday, make this sweet-and-sour chicken takeout-inspired meal instead! If you’ve got a single gas plate or a gas stove at home, this recipe is easy on the budget and a load-shedding-friendly family win.
An affordable pork mince recipe that doesn’t have to be boring when on a budget is always a welcomed treat at home. That’s why we’d recommend trying out these curry pork jaffles! P.S. for a budget-busting load-shedding-approved version, prep the curry ahead before the power goes out and finish the jaffles on the braai for a perfectly toasty finish!
A tinned pantry staple like tuna is a budget and load-shedding lifesaver and this Mediterranean tuna salad is everything but boring! Packed with flavour, this meal can easily be enjoyed as a tasty fresh lunch and dinner option.
A must-try recipe for Greek chicken and broccoli bake, because bulking up any protein-based meals with a bunch of veggies is not only easy on the budget, but good for any health gains you might want to achieve in 2023. Plan to bake this dish just before the power goes out and you’ll have a wonderful candle-lit dinner planned for the whole family to enjoy.
Not only are these crispy fish salad wraps with avocado and pineapple load-shedding friendly, budget friendly, and packed with healthy fats and omega-3, but they’re also perfectly suited to enjoy during load-shedding with little prep involved! A freezer staple like crumbed fish fillets cook from frozen in a matter of minutes.