January. It’s the month of the year when 99.9% of us are flat out broke and feeling pretty rubbish. Now I’m totally with you on the broke thing (I’m not a drinker but I still end up starting January on a budget, thank you Boxing Day sales) but the feeling rubbish definitely doesn’t need to happen.
Now I know that it can all be a bit of a conundrum when it comes to healthy eating in Jan – you want to nourish your body and feel better, but healthy food is expensive right? WRONG!
I’m very excited this January to be sharing some new recipes that are as cheap as chips (probably even cheaper) to make. My love of numbers obviously meant that I had to work out the approximate costings for you guys (I used to work in finance, don’t ask) so that you can see just how budget friendly healthier alternatives are to make. Not to mention easy.
So without further ado, here are my numbers. And because I’m a total geek I’ve even added some footnotes at the bottom.
1 banana = 18p
1 1/2 cups oats = 165g = 16p
4 tbsp peanut butter = 60g = 37p (meridian PB 1kg is much cheaper)
1 tbsp maple syrup = 15ml = 27p
Total – 98p
So there you go – under £1 for a batch of the yummiest cookies ever that are WAY healthier for you than shop bought ones and are packed with lovely ingredients.
They’re even cheaper if you’re able to bulk buy – get your nut butters on Amazon subscribe and save, buy big packs of oats and if you’re a member then swing by Costco for their amazingly priced pure maple syrup!
- 1 ripe banana
- 4 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 1/2 cups oats
- A pinch of salt
Preheat your oven to 180C, then mash the banana and add in the other ingredients, giving it a good stir to make sure everything is all mixed in nicely. Shape into about eight cookies and place on a baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes and leave to cool for half an hour, then dig in!
Love, Mrs H xx