Chicken, butternut squash and peanut curry
Get an inner glow on the chilliest of evenings. Extra coconut milk turns this subtly spicy curry into a slurpy lunchtime soup.
Use a rich, silky aubergine in a pasta sauce, bulking out with tomatoes if needed, or add a little yogurt for a super-quick baba ganoush dip.
Skimmed milk and light soft cheese go into this healthier version of the comfort food classic. And then you can make this deliciously oozy lasagne soup.
Turkey and kale meatballs
Minced turkey makes for leaner meatballs and this bowl of tomatoey loveliness, delicious served on top of pasta or over grains. Make extra and mix things up by throwing in extra veg or spooning over a baked sweet potato.
Tuna and noodle salad
The aromatic Asian flavours in this sesame-crusted tuna and noodle dish will taste amazing the next day. Flake uneaten fish into a salad of shredded greens and carrot, toss in the noodles - and go.
It’s worth making extra of this easy and cheap veggie bolognese, which can be whipped up with store cupboard staples.
Freeze batches for future pasta toppings, turn into a stew with extra tinned tomatoes, beans and spice, or thin with stock for a comforting soup.
Crispy turkey with lemon-dressed beans
Deceptively light and healthy, slice turkey into salads, stir fries or tomatoey pasta sauces. Feeling ambitious? Use in place of chicken breast in a creamy katsu curry.
Sticky salmon with crushed peanuts
A stunning dinner party dish, simply chop and mix together any leftovers for an instant sticky salmony salad.
Sweet potatoes with chipotle and black bean chilli
Make a big batch of this cockle-warming chilli to serve on baked sweet potatoes, with quinoa or bulgar wheat or simply on its own.
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