Money Saving Family Favourites for the Christmas Period
With presents to buy and gatherings to attend, the festive season spending can really add up! This December, put canned food on the top of your shopping list and you’ll be able to save and put the extra cash towards other activities – like ice skating or eating a Bratwurst at the Christmas markets.
Using canned food means that you can eat within your festive budget without forgoing delicious, nutritious meals thanks to its amazing affordability. It’s great value for money, as it contains the same amount of nutrients that are found in fresh and frozen food.
Canned food also saves mountains of time in the kitchen as it is pre-cooked in the can, allowing you to cut out a huge amount of prep time when making your favourite recipes. This will mean that you can spend longer around the Christmas tree this year, and less time in the kitchen.
The below recipes are just what you need after battling the crowds at the Christmas markets. They are all super easy to make and are sure to satisfy those taste buds. We’ve also sneaked in a delightful pudding recipe to save you time and money on the dessert for Christmas Day. Let us know which recipe you are planning to try over on our Instagram channel @lovecannedfood.
An Italian classic made easy with canned ingredients, these mouth-watering meatballs are made with a tasty canned tomato sauce and are guaranteed to be a family favourite. They’re perfect for freezing and saving for a mid-week dinner or when you need a hearty lunch in a hurry.
Ditch the takeaway and enjoy this speedy creation which will also do your wallet a favour. Ready in just 15 minutes, this recipe is perfect to whip up if you get in late and need something warm and satisfying to please the family (and your taste buds!).
A true British classic, this pie recipe will save you hours of cooking
and (not forgetting) pennies. Using root vegetables and a can of stewing beef, this recipe is the perfect shortcut to hearty pie heaven. Serve this one with your choice of green vegetables to get a mid-week meal for the whole family to enjoy.
Another simple curry which is ready in just 15 minutes, this Easy Chicken and Pea Curry is made with canned chicken soup and has all of the taste that would be associated with fresh, without the dent to your wallet.
Looking for something to round off your Christmas dinner but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen? Then this one’s for you! A classic sponge topping over a speedy short-cut apple pie filling. All you need is some Greek yoghurt or canned custard to serve.