Family Friendly Recipe Challenge: Thai Green Chickpea, Sweet Potato and Spinach Curry

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Family Friendly Recipe Challenge: Thai Green Chickpea, Sweet Potato and Spinach Curry

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I’m a firm believer that eating healthily can be affordable, so when challenged me to create a healthy recipe suitable for a family of four I was more than happy to oblige! One of the biggest aims of is to help save people money so they wanted to ensure the recipe was cheaper than £20 for four, and included at least one of your five-a-day, as well as being convenient and easy to make.

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I think I’ve managed and exceeded that task with this delicious Thai Green Chickpea, Sweet Potato and Spinach Curry! I adore curries and love how healthy they can be. So much cheaper and healthier than the take-away or ready meal versions, this recipe uses whole food ingredients, takes on longer than 30 minutes to make and most importantly tastes amazing! It also contains 3 of your 5-a-day!

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As promised, this is also very cheap. Including all ingredients for the recipe, side and garnish it comes in at under £12. Many of the ingredients such as the curry paste, sweet potatoes, brown rice and flaked almonds could be used for several meals too. 

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Thai Green Chickpea, Sweet Potato and Spinach Curry
Serves 4
  1. 1 tbsp oil (coconut oil for preference)
  2. 3 tbsp Thai Green Curry Paste
  3. 1 thumb size piece of root ginger
  4. 2 tins of chickpeas
  5. 2 medium sweet potatoes
  6. 1 tin of coconut milk
  7. 2 large handfuls of spinach
  8. 2 tbsp fresh chopped coriander
To serve
  1. 1 cup of brown rice
  2. 1/4 cup of flaked almonds
  3. 4 tbsp fresh chopped coriander
  1. 1. Soak the brown rice in water overnight or for 8 hours. Drain and rinse the rice, cover with 2 cups of water and a pinch of salt and bring to the boil. Simmer until the rice is tender and fluffy (30 mins - 1 hour depending on soak time) and set aside.
  2. 2. Heat the oil over a medium heat in a large pan or wok.
  3. 3. Grate the ginger and add to the pan along with the curry paste. Lightly fry for 2-3 minutes.
  4. 4. Peel and chop the sweet potatoes into bite size pieces. Drain the chickpeas and add to the pan. Stir to coat in the curry paste.
  5. 5. Add the can of coconut milk and bring to a simmer. Cook uncovered for 20 minutes or until the sweet potato is tender and the curry has thickened.
  6. 6. Add the spinach and stir into the curry until it has wilted.
  7. 7. Chop the coriander and mix into the rice along with the flaked almonds
  8. 8. Serve the curry topped with the remaining coriander and the nutty rice, enjoy!
Wholeheartedly Laura

If you wanted to skip having to soak and cook the brown rice, you could use two packets of microwavable brown rice and still be well under that £20 budget. This recipe also freezes very well so any spare portions can be kept for a quick and easy dinner. 

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  1. Jenny

    The recipe looks delicious (and I don’t like most curries, Thai green curry is an exception). I think Gocompare’s £20 for a meal for four people is pretty generous – in my book that’s not cheap. I like the fact that your recipe is actually much cheaper!

  2. Letizia@thefitlabel

    This recipe looks really good and affordable. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. Sharon

    One of my favourites is Egg and Tomato curry – you simply use the usual kind of curry spice base with ginger, garlic and onion as a base – then you add tinned or fresh tomatoes and boiled eggs that have been sliced in half. You can add a little coconut milk too for a deliciously rich and creamy curry.

  4. Lauren

    I love thai green curries – this looks so good. I make a coconut curry at least once a week despite it being boiling here a lot of the time… They are just too good! This just goes to show you can eat healthy and delicious food without breaking the bank!

  5. Tony Stacey

    Would certainly give this recipe a go! It looks healthy too!

  6. Jessica

    Sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try this. It’s pretty much all of my favourite things in one meal!

  7. Amy J

    Baked potato and tuna!

  8. laura banks

    looks fab i like tuna pasta salad

  9. Sally

    great meal idea. I’ll be trying that one for sure. Love brown rice!

  10. Louise @louliveswell

    I do love homemade curries too! They’re so easy! And I actually prefer veggie curries to meat ones. They always taste so fresh – I love all the ginger and coriander! Yum!

  11. Eilidh

    Looks lovely! Is there a reason you soak your brown rice? I just boil and eat and it’s always delicious… :)

  12. Kelly L

    Homemade soups! They are filling and cheap, you can use whatever veggies you have left over that week! :)

  13. nicsnotebook

    Some sort of vegetable and sweet potato stew with chickpeas or kidney beans!

  14. Molly Laycock

    I’m so bad at following recipies. When I cook I tend to just throw things in and hope it tastes good! I tend to use recipies as a guideline instead as I always make variations.

  15. lilylipstick

    This looks so good! My favourite cheap and healthy recipe is baked sweet potatoes with hummus (lazy but so good!) x

  16. Maria @ runningcupcake

    £20 for 4 people seems like a lot- I know yours is much cheaper but I am surprised that that is their limit- Sainsbury’s do the £5 for a family of four and that seems much more reasonable!
    I do love sweet potato :)

  17. Natalie Crossan

    homemade soups – they are a godsend!

  18. Kiran Parry

    Pasta salad


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