If you’re after more cheap family meal ideas, this recipe is a winner. At just 65p per portion, this tasty and nutritious stir-fry is impressive yet affordable
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 12 mins
Total time: 22 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs:Cheap as chips




    • 125g (4oz) medium egg noodles (this is 2 blocks)


    • 1 tbsp sunflower oil


    • 300g pack prepared stir-fry vegetables (such as cabbage, peppers, onions, carrots, spring onions)


    • 8 crabsticks, each sliced into 3 lengthways


    • 2 tbsp soy sauce






    1. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil, add the noodles and leave for 4 mins until softened. Drain.


    1. Heat the oil in a wok, add the stir-fry vegetables and cook for 5 mins until just soft.


    1. Stir in the noodles, crabsticks and soy sauce and cook for 3-4 more mins to warm through. Serve in bowls.



Nutritional information per portion



fat 6.5g saturates 0.5g calories 200(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.