Restraints on time and finances can often lead us to make poorer choices where our food intake is concerned, this has often been the case for myself. I know that when I put my mind to it though, I can come up with really tasty and low cost meals that are also quick to prepare. This Coconut Cannellini Beans recipe is low cost, filling, healthy and low calorie.
Soften 1 large chopped onion, 2 grated fat garlic cloves and 1 small sliced green pepper in 1 tsp of oil in a lidded pan over a low heat for 5 minutes. Add 1 good tsp of turmeric and 1/2tsp of ground coriander, up the heat to medium and cook out for a minute, then add 1 400g can chopped tomatoes, stir and cover with the lid, cook for 5 minutes. Add 1 165g can coconut milk and a good pinch salt, stir, then add 1 400g can drained cannellini beans, cover with lid and lower heat again.. Cook for about 8 minutes.. Serve on its own or with rice, etc..
The whole pan contains 547kcals and £1.50, so if you split it into 3 portions it is 183kcals and 50p, or split into 2 portions is 274kcals and 75p per portion.
I usually have 1/3 with 115g cooked basmati rice, which will be 355kcals and is a big helping.