Sounds fancy but this linguine with creamy lemon and mint dressing is really cheap and easy to make. It's warming so perfect for the colder months but not too heavy, so it's sure to be a go-to as the warmer weather sets in. By Georgina Kiely – Digital food editor,, Magazine subscription – save 44% and get a cookbook of your choice. Will Christmas markets go ahead this year? Honey -$3.18 for 8 oz (local) Designed by ThemeSphere. Knead the dough until supple and elastic. This recipe is also part of our special 'cooking with kids' collection so that you and the kids can make it together. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 2-3 hours until doubled in size. Cheesy mushroom gnocchi in 20 minutes is our idea of midweek meal heaven. Items: 500g Asli Halal Halal chicken thighs £1.75, Smartprice British small potatoes (1kg) 69p, lemon 30p, Chosen by You freshly frozen sliced green beans (750g) 75p, Get the recipe: Grilled lemon chicken with potatoes. Spanish omelettes are filling and healthy as they're made with spuds and peppers. From chicken chow mein to sweet and sour pork, it's the perfect treat on a Saturday night. Items: Taw Valley Mature Cheddar (approx 100g) 85p, Butcher's Choice Lincolnshire Sausage (8 per pack - 454g) £1.85, Everyday Value broccoli (approx 170g) 32p, loose baking potatoes 60p. Add some salt, pepper or even Siracha for a kick. Homemade hummus is dirt cheap compared to its pre-made counterpart at the store. A simple, healthy family meal with flatbreads enveloping spiced chicken skewers. We love the sharp, sweet and salty combo in this celeriac, cider and Stilton soup Hearty and warming, this sausage and bean casserole with colcannon is the perfect meal for Sunday lunch or dinner. With sweetcorn and Cheddar cheese too, this tuna and potato layer is guaranteed to keep the kids happy. Peanuts -1.98 per 16 oz bottle You can top with additional spices to taste and a little olive oil. Let’s end this meal plan with something fun. You don’t have to change everything overnight. It makes an excellent and healthy microwave meal that will keep you full and focused at work. Subscribe and take back control of your money in 2020! In case you didn’t know, this is my favorite of all time,  FREE online tool where I keep all my important stuff: Spreadsheets galore for budgets, goals and yes, meal plans. In other words: ALWAYS cook what you will actually eat. But many of them I am going to assume you have on hand or highly recommend that you get. We've used Pecorino cheese instead of Parmesan to keep it under budget. Items: Lighter garlic & herb soft cheese (250g) £1.20, linguine or tagliatelle (500g) 95p, Greek-style natural yogurt (200g) 55p, lemon 30p, fresh cut mint leaves (28g) 80p, Get the recipe: Linguine with creamy lemon and mint dressing. Items: Italian Ricotta (250g) £1, Everyday Value cooking bacon (500g) 81p, Everyday Value spaghetti (500g) 19p, red onions 20p, spinach (200g) £1, tomatoes 30p, Get the recipe: Bacon, tomato, spinach and ricotta linguine. This ham, bean and potato pie recipe uses readymade pastry and fresh ingredients but it can be expensive - so why not replicate it by using pastry mix and tinned vegetables?