The cheesy leek and potato pie came about when I wanted to make something a bit different for real comfort food. It is a bit of a take on Homity pie I guess but cheesier! So this is how I make cheesy leek and potato pie, if you enjoy it please do let me know.
Budget shopping tips for your cheesy leek and potato pie
This is a really cheap recipe to make and is a great way to use any reduced leeks you have bought for a filling meal that even kids love!
I try to ensure all of the recipes I make are accessible to everyone. By this, I mean that they do not use obscure hard to find ingredients. I also believe that recipes should use as few ingredients as possible and avoid expensive ingredients. We would all much rather spend money on holidays than expensive ingredients wouldn’t we?
Buying herbs and spices in bulk is something I really recommend. It can save a lot of money in the long term but also mean you never run out! I find putting them on Amazon subscribe and save helps too!
Shopping around to see which shops have offers on your usual products can make a big difference to your weekly shopping bill. Additionally don’t forget to check out the yellow sticker reductions and freeze what you can.
Frozen vegetables are nutritionally just as good as fresh usually so do keep an eye for those too to save money. Frozen leeks work really well in this cheesy leek and potato pie and are often cheaper too! Do you have any particular frozen vegetables you love? Do share them with me it is always nice to hear people’s recommendations.
Why you need vegetables to lose weight
Everyone knows vegetables are good for you, don’t they? They are healthy and filling for very few calories!
The best vegetables are those with low-calorie density. Basically, we are talking about the healthier vegetables – potatoes don’t count but butternut squash is much healthier for example!
This means if you eat 100g of spinach, for example, it is just 23 calories and obviously, 100g of anything would fill you up significantly. On the other hand, 100g of crisps, which would be just as filling, is around 536 calories!
Find more tips about the best vegetables for weight loss.
Weight loss lunches
If you are eating healthily then you may have difficulty in finding lunches for work. This cheesy leek and potato pie is just one of many amazing healthy lunch ideas I have found so do check out my other recipes for more ideas.
If you take lunch then you are so much less likely to buy food which inevitably will be less healthy. Taking a variety of food throughout the week to work keeps your lunchtimes interesting and stops you from getting bored.
Even if, like me, you work alone at home it can make such a difference having your food already prepared for you. Why not give it a go and make sure you build a variety of lunches into your weekly meal plan.
If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count the ingredients within this recipe in your allowances. It is of course important to check yourself any plan you follow and remember all nutritional information and ingredients are found in the recipe card below.
Other recipes you may enjoy
This cheesy leek and potato pie is a great budget meal to make to help you with dieting, you can find lots more here. I always find potatoes are good ingredients for budget meals so check my potatoes guide for more ideas too.
Which meal do you struggle with ideas for? I have lists of breakfast ideas and lunch ideas if that helps you. Popular choices are macaroni cheese, gardener’s pie, homity pie and cowboy cheesy potato bake.
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