This recipe for spaghetti bolognaise with spinach is a great way to increase your vegetable intake without compromising on the taste. Use whatever you have on hand with this versatile recipe.
Serve with shaved parmesan cheese and garlic bread or add a fresh garden salad to complete the meal.
Continue reading for money saving tips and gluten and dairy free options. There is also a PDF version of this recipe at the end of the post which can be printed or saved to your device to save on paper.
*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.
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Gluten and Dairy Free Options
This recipe is dairy free. For gluten free; replace the fettuccini with gluten free fettuccini.
Buy beef mince in bulk packs then divide into 1 pound portions when you get home. Place today’s date on the container then freeze until needed. Beef mince will freeze for six months.
Consider buying spices such as bay leaves in bulk. They have a long shelf life up to 2 years if stored in a cool dark place such as your pantry.
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This guide to Creating Budget Friendly Meals covers everything from planning to making the most of in season vegetables and meat to using raw ingredients to create healthy and nutritious meals which cost less to make. A little forethought can save you a great deal of money over the course of the year.
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