If you want to save money while still eating “good” food and staying in good health, then this round up is for you.
I’ve climbed into my time machine more than once to find you timeless money tips from some of the most popular primetime factual entertainment of the last few years. In particular I’ve recapped a fair chunk of ITV’s Save Money Good… franchise so far.
Below you’ll find links to all the recaps of series one of Save Money Good Food and recaps of Save Money Good Health. Series two of Save Money Good Food is about to go live daily on the blog. I’ll follow up with the other shows from the same stable too.
I’ll keep this post updated so that you can get all the essential info in one place if you want to save on your shopping list without sacrificing your health. As ever let me know in the comments what you find most useful, and jump on the mailing list at the bottom of this page to 10x your savings.
Save Money Good Food
Episode One: using cupboard staples. Recipes included Cajun Chicken with Pomegrenate Salad and Tuna Fishcakes, Broccoli Seafood pasta (and Tea Fruit Cake), Chorizo Frittata, One Pot Chicken and Chorizo Rice, and an Indian Fakeaway of Pork Curry, Lentil Dahl, Roasted Spiced Cauliflower and Chapatis.
Episode Two: entertaining guests. Recipes included Salmon Piperade, Gammon with Sage Roasted Veggies, Meringues, Leftovers Pie, Lamb Shoulder, and Tiffin.
Episode Three: making leftovers from leftovers. Recipes included Toad in the Hole, Shakshuka with Flatbreads, Shakshuka Prawn Pasta, Lemon Possets, Chicken and Sweetcorn Soup, Egg Fried Rice, Sweet and Sour Pork, and New York Cheesecake.
Episode Four: premium foodie alternatives for picky eaters. Including recipes for Red Pepper and Bacon Frittata, Chicken and Leek Pie, Pie Risotto, and Japanese Katsu Curry with Fritters and Miso Soup.
Episode Five: freezer-friendly alternatives to ready meals. Included recipes for Smoked Haddock Fishcakes, Chicken Kievs, Tomato Pilau Rice, and an American Diner Style Fakeaway of Veggie Burgers, Milkshakes, and Banoffee Pies.
Episode Six: food ruts. Recipes for Chicken and Vegetable Pizza, Beef and Bean Stew, Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni, Pad Thai, Thai Basil Pork, and Lemon Sorbet.
Episode Seven: making leftovers taste as good the next day. Recipes for Black Olive and Feta Stuffed Peppers with Broccoli Pasta, Fish and Lentil Curry, and a Mexican Feast.
Episode Eight: food ideal for sharing. Recipes included Chicken in Tarragon Sauce, Ham and Cheese Tear and Share Bread, Tomato Bruschetta, and Tapas of Meatballs, Polenta, Patatas Bravas, and Churros.
Episode one: was about picky eaters and included recipes for Salmon Carbonara, Hidden Vegetable Meatballs, and Chicken Nachos.
Episode two: all about quitting gourmet ready meals, and included recipes for Chicken Corden Bleu, Salmon Fishcakes, Molten Chocolate Pudding, and Steak with Potato Gratin.
Episode three: all about quitting takeaways and included recipes for Strata, Homemade Fish and Chips, Chicken Chow Mein and Szechuan Pork-Filled Lettuce Cups.
Episode four: was about using every last leftover, and included recipes for Cheese and Tomato Pastry Spirals, Thai Green Curry, Chocolate Rice Balls and Moroccan Tagine.
Episode five: was about Christmas and parties and included recipes for Ham & Onion Tart, Rolled Steak Bites, Baked Camembert, Prawn Cocktail, Christmas Dinner, and Christmas Pudding.
Episode Six: packaged food ruts. Recipes included Beef Koftas, Fish Pie, Chicken Curry, Rice Pilaf and Saag Aloo.
Episode Seven: against food boredom!
Recipe #1: Chickpea Pancakes (Socca) with Salmon and Roasted Veg
Recipe #2: Prawn and Lemon Risotto
Recipe #3: Gooey Chocolate Cake
Recipe #4: Spatchcocked Chicken with Potato Wedges and Corn on the Cob
Save Money Good Health
- What’s the Best Value Treatment for Sweating?
- Are Fitness Supplements a Waste of Money?
- What’s the Best Value Treatment for Insomnia?
- Are Alcohol Alternatives Worth It?
- Are Cholesterol-lowering Foods a Waste of Money?
- Are Cold Tablets Worth Paying More For?
- Should We Buy Vitamins to Prevent Flu?
- Are Whitening or Sensitive Toothpastes Worth the Cost?
- Do We Need Gadgets to Combat Stress?
- Is it (Financially) Possible to Eat 10 Portions of Fruit & Veg a Day?
- Are Water Alternatives a Waste of Money?
If you want to read more about the shows from the people involved, then there are a few related books. If you use one of the Amazon affiliate links below, I earn a commission at no extra cost to you that I put towards running the blog.
Family Feasts For A Fiver is the cookbook for Save Money Good Food. (The recipes feed a family for less than £5, but the book is also regularly available for £5).
Dr Ranj Singh of Save Money Good Health also has a cookbook to accompany their companion show Save Money Lose Weight.
You can also get it as a bundle with Dr Xand van Tulleken’s and chef Stacie Stewart’s books to accompany their series How to Lose Weight Well:
If you want to explore that series first then I’ve linked to those books in the recaps for that also:
Don’t forget if books are not in your spending priorities right now, you can always explore what’s included in a 30 day free trial of Kindle Unlimited.
Or if you prefer to listen to audiobooks anyway, there’s also a 30 day free trial of Audible on Amazon.
The other way to read certain titles is to borrow books via the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library if you already have Amazon Prime. If not, then there is of course a 30 day free trial of Amazon Prime also. (What were you expecting? A rabbit in a hat?)
Students want Prime Student instead as you get a six month trial and then if you decide to stay, you pay 50% less for the same benefits.
Lastly on the topic of food, Prime members might also want to see if they can get their grocery deliveries cheaper, and you can try Amazon Fresh free for 30 days.