Healthier lunches (or dinner to the Northerners)
If you have children at school and you are on benefits or have an income of less than £16,190 a year, you might qualify for free school meals. You can apply using this online form.
If you do make a packed lunch for your child, Change4Life have got it covered, with some great hints and tips on what the lunchbox should contain as well as lots of easy, tasty and cheap ideas for lunches your children will love.
If you’re looking for cheap, tasty and healthy recipe inspiration, try these useful websites and apps:
Get top tips, healthy recipes and great ideas for cheap family meals and even at-home 'takeaways' with Change4Life.
Their simple Eatwell guide helps you eat a healthy, balanced diet and shows you the different foods and drinks we should consume.
Plus there’s a FREE tasty recipes app which has 160 quick and easy recipes and step-by-step videos. Available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Discover lots of tasty leftover food recipes. You can even search them by difficulty rating – from beginner to experienced and cooking time.
We’ve collated lots of cheap and tasty recipes on our Pinterest boards. Visit to find out more.
Save money and reduce food waste with these top tips:
- Freeze leftovers – they make great extra meals, can be used for lunches instead of expensive shop-bought sandwiches and save money as well as time
- Freeze bread while it’s fresh.
- Buy items that are reduced and near their sell by date and freeze them
- Batch cook. Cook a bit more and freeze it. Cook once, eat twice.
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