The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a serious impact on the UK and many are struggling to make ends meet. Even buying food to feed the family can be a challenge, so in addition to supporting foodbanks, helping distribute school meals, providing cooked food for frontline staff and helping neighbours we wanted to share ideas on how families can save money by cooking at home rather than buying ready meals that can be costly.
This initiative by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community shows how tasty, healthy meals can be cooked at home for as little as 9 pence per serving. The campaign features a recipe booklet and short video tutorial on how to make these dishes quickly, easily and cheaply - with no compromise on taste!
We aim to distribute some recipe starter packs as well to get people going and hope that it inspires people to do more.
The feedback for the campaign has been very positive but most importantly we hope it means fewer people need to skip meals. A lot more needs to be done but we hope this helps in its own small way.
Video 1: Shop Smart & Save Money
Video 2: Massala Base = Easy Chicken Korma, Keema Aloo & Chickpeas Aloo
Video 3: No Chop, No Prep Lentils (Daal)
Video 4: Kebab Burgers & Bap
A massive thank you to each and every one of you in the Ahmadiyya community for what you are doing what you continue to do to help those who are less fortunate.
While decent incomes have to be the first priority to ensure families can afford healthy diets, I welcome the contribution made by the cheap, easy cooking campaign.
These simple recipes and good food ideas will be welcomed by lots of people just now ... I'm delighted to lend my support to this wonderful campaign.
This is such a fantastic initiative. I remember (quite fondly) the days when money was tight and making Daal and rice regularly as a satisfying and nutritious meal.
... the work that Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is doing to assist with food poverty and promoting healthy eating ... is just great.
This is such another great example of how your community engages with the problems of the world in a positive way.
Thank you to Ahmadiyya UK for this brilliant initiative showing step by step videos for quick and tasty meals at less than £1 per serving.
What a brilliant initiative to help people cook cheaply! This is something I am personally very keen on and will pass on to people.
Had the time yesterday to watch your brilliant videos! You and your team are a credit to Leamington. We are lucky to have you.
“Your ‘easy and cheap’ cooking booklet is an excellent idea ... These initiatives are so important especially in these troubled times.”
Well done - this all looks amazing!
What an excellent initiative.
Many thanks ... I will definitely spread the word.
Many thanks for sending this through to me and for the work that the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community are doing on food poverty.
Thank you for this initiative which is timely for the reasons you have stated and I have already approached my ward colleague, Cllr Hayley Ormrod regarding distribution.
Thanks for your email. Sounds like a fantastic initiative and will share on social media to raise awareness of this great campaign.
This is wonderful. Thank you very much. I will share this message and look forward to trying some of the recipes myself, although I’m a vegetarian. The chickpeas look wonderful.
I have shared your campaign on twitter and facebook, and think this is a great campaign.
This is a wonderful idea and one we would like to support more in the new year.
Grateful for your email and for sharing this information. I'll be sure to share with colleagues and friends
I think its vital people are gifted the knowledge of how to cook with accessible freedom and resources to do so. Gifting people the knowledge and assisting them to make healthy meals enables them a sense of pride and achievement seeing it all come together.