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Nutrition on a budget

Resources to help prepare easy, low-cost and nourishing meals and snacks

PDF Document Good Value Foods (2 MB)

This set of visual resources shows healthy options for a limited food budget.

Each page can be used on its own or combined with other pages from the series.

  • Good Value Foods for $1 or $2 – examples of low-cost pantry items
    and ideas on how to use them.
  • Good Value Snacks around $1 – examples of nutritious snack foods
    that cost around $1 per serve.
  • Fuel Up: Cheap Eats – a range of healthy options for $1 or $2 per
    serve, from each of the five food groups.
  • Fill Up Foods – a range of filling and nutritious options grouped into
    price range.

PDF Document The Pantry Staples (346 KB)

Simple, low-cost and convenient meal and snack ideas for one. The Pantry Staples uses common pantry items from the five food groups. It provides food and nutrition tips and recipe ideas for one or two serves.

Designed to be printed as an A5 booklet, but it can be printed larger if preferred.

PDF Document Back to Basics – tips to help you feed the family for less (626 KB)

Back to Basics aims to help families and individuals make their food dollar go further.
It includes:

  • basic hints on how to spend less on items such as meat and snack foods
  • simple tips on stocking your pantry
  • easy & tasty recipes.
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