Budget Crayfish & Prawn Salad

Ok, I know what you’re thinking. How can crayfish and prawns be budget? Someone remarked the other day that my lunch looked ‘so expensive’ in a fairly judgemental ‘why are you spending so much money on food, you’re irresponsible’ way. This kind of annoyed me because I know that I don’t overspend, I like to think I’m pretty good with money and love to eat good food but don’t want to spend the earth on it. In my teeny household we spend max £40 a week on food for two people and we eat this kind of ‘fancy’ salad at least once a week. This is one of my favourite lunches that I’m having at the moment and it’s well within our budget. I shop at Lidl so these are the roundabout prices for there, they occasionally chop and change though, so take them with a pinch of salt.

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Per portion this salad works out at around £2.75 which I think for a super fancy, filling and healthy salad it’s not bad. You can take or leave any ingredients. For example, you don’t need falafel, prawns and crayfish, so save yourself 75p by leaving a portion of seafood out if you like. Easy!

Crayfish £1.49 for 125g
Prawns £1.49 for 100g
Romaine Lettuce or Spinach circa £0.69
Feta Cheese £0.93 for 200g
Cherry Tomatoes £0.53 for 250g
Cucumber £0.39
Houmous (I usually buy it when it’s reduced in Tesco for about £0.45)
Falafels (occasionally) around £0.17 per portion, this is a BBC Good Food recipe that I’ve been loving recently which makes 10 and only has chickpeas, spinach, feta, herbs/spices and flour in there.

I love a healthy recipe, I’m always on Instagram screen-shotting yummy looking meals and scouring Pinterest for new creations! I also love looking through cookbooks and online healthy recipe websites for fresh ideas. Where do you find healthy recipe inspiration?

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