Our favourite ‘fakeaway’ meals to cook at home

Plus, our expert shares his top tips for saving money with a 'fakeaway' lifestyle!
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There’s no doubt about it that ordering some takeaway from your favourite local restaurant comes with many benefits – it’s usually delicious and you don’t have to do a thing minus actually placing the order and sometimes picking it up. 

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Though it’s easy to fall into the temptation of ordering takeaway, it’s an expense that Australians are growing more wary of right now.

According to meal kit service, EveryPlate, two-thirds of Aussies (66%) are embracing a ‘fakeaway lifestyle’ to save money, with a whopping $195m being spent on takeaway food per week across the country. 

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Money-saving guru Joel Gibson says adopting this approach to food consumption could be the “key” to Aussies cutting back spending in key areas. 

“Making small and consistent swaps can really help households and individuals reduce their spending.”

Scroll on for a collection of our favourite ‘fakeaway’ recipes that you can whip up in a flash, for less the money from the comfort of your own home. 

Thai Pork and Beans with Noodles. (Credit: New Idea)

Thai Pork and Beans with Noodles 

Gone are the days of tedious weeknight dinners, you’ll be able to whip up this delicious Thai Pork and Bean noodle dish in a flash!

Try this recipe for yourself here. 

Spicy Thai-Style Short and Long Soup

This flavoursome soup is perfect for a warming winter lunch. 

Try this recipe for yourself here. 

Sticky Chinese Chicken. (Credit: New Idea)

Sticky Chinese Chicken 

Put a deliciously sticky spin on a roast chicken with this Asian variation. 

Try this recipe for yourself here. 

Chinese Crispy Duck

This crispy duck recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Slice up the duck, then lay out with the pancakes, sauce and cucumber, and let everyone roll their own!

Try this recipe for yourself here. 

Would you believe the ‘fish’ in this burger is actually tofu? (Credit: Liz Miu)

Filet O Fish Burger

Food influencer Liz Miu left her followers in a frenzy after revealing how she makes the iconic Macca’s Filet O Fish burger from home with help from her trusty air fryer. 

Try the recipe for yourself here. 

Chicken Quesadillas (Credit: New Idea)

Chicken Quesadillas 

These delicious quesadillas are packed full of tasty Mexican-spiced chicken and topped with lashings of cheese, sour cream, and avocado. 

Try the recipe for yourself here. 

Mexican Vegetable Kebabs with Lime Crema 

This mouthwatering meal is the perfect family feeder!

Try the recipe for yourself here. 

Mango Butter Chicken (Credit: New Idea)

Mango Butter Chicken

Take Indian-style butter chicken to the next level with mango nectar – a fabulously fruity way to make your weeknight dinners more interesting!

Try this recipe for yourself here. 

Chicken Tikka Curry with Rice

For extra spice, add a teaspoon of dried chilli flakes!

Try this recipe for yourself here. 

Indian Pilaf

Spices of the sub-continent come together in this flavourful pilaf that’s the perfect accompaniment to a curry banquet. 

Try this recipe for yourself here. 

Italian Meatball Pizzas (Credit: New Idea)

Zucchini Bacon and Lemon Spaghetti

This Italian-inspired pasta recipe is a combination of all our favourite things, bon appetit! 

Try this recipe for yourself here. 

Italian Meatball Pizzas

Appetizing and fun to make, need we say more?

Try this recipe for yourself here or for more pizza recipe inspiration click here. 

Looking to make dinner a delicious breeze? Try Ingham’s Frozen Chicken range including Original Breast Nuggets, Sweet Chilli Chicken Tenders, Crumbed Chicken Chipees, and Chicken Breast Schintzels.

Whether you’re adding delicious schnitzel to a sandwhich or cooking up some nuggets and chips, the Ingham’s Frozen Chicken range is the perfect way to get that “fakeaway” feel at home.

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