The Scottish charity, who recently held a Healthy Lives Barbecue an event planned and organised by the young people based at the Branston Court supported accommodation service in Maryhill, are continuing to raise awareness of the barriers faced by young people whose lives have been affected by homelessness - in particular maintaining a healthy diet, as well as a healthy lifestyle, on a tight budget.
Hendry one of the residents at Branston Court, said: “Getting access to healthy food when you are on low income is so difficult and it can often be easier just to have junk food. The Ypeople staff have really helped me learn how to eat healthily without it costing too much."
Here are Ypeople's top ten tips to eating healthily on a tight budget:
Great low cost recipes:
Teri’s Tikka Drumsticks
This is a tasty yet cheap dish; full of flavour with a spicy kick
(Serves 4 - £1.25 per portion )
4 tablespoons of low fat natural yoghurt
2 teaspoons of Tikka BBQ powder
8 chicken drumsticks
In a bowl, thoroughly mix the Tikka BBQ Powder with the yoghurt until combined. Add the chicken and mix well. Cover then place in a fridge to marinade for one hour.
Remove the chicken from the marinade and cook on a BBQ, or in a preheated oven (200C, 180F, Gas 6) for 25 minutes, turning occasionally until fully cooked through.
Serve with a crisp salad and pitta bread.
South African Chakalaka
South African Chakalaka is a delicious, hearty South African dish
(Serves 2 - £1.10 per portion)
• 1 tablespoon of light oil for frying
• 1 thumb of ginger
• 2 cloves garlic crushed
• 1 green chilli – finely chopped
• 1 tin chopped tomatoes
• 250g frozen sliced peppers
• 200g grated carrot
• 1 heaped tsp curry powder
• 1 tin baked beans
• salt and pepper
Gently sautee the onions until lightly brown and then add the ginger, garlic and chilli and fry for a minute or two. Add curry powder and fry for a further minute, mixing well.
Add tomatoes and grated carrots and cook gently till carrots are soft. Next, add the peppers and cook for further 10 minutes before stirring in the beans and leaving to simmer for a further 5 minutes.
Serve with crusty bread or a flatbread.
• Ypeople provides a range of support to disadvantaged people across Scotland via its network of services, including supported accommodation, tenancy sustainment services and mentoring and counselling for children.You can find out more about Ypeople and the wonderful work they are doing by visiting the website