Budget Food Ideas

Cheap & Quick Gooey Brownies: Just 25p per Serving

Cheap & Quick Gooey Brownies: Just 25p per Serving

Ah, brownies. My default quick dessert if the kids deserve a treat or if the husband just wants something sweet. This is so easy to make, has a soft middle but crusty top, like all good brownies should have. It’s best served warm, but I’ve […]

The Proof is in the Pudding: Healthy Food Really is More Expensive

The Proof is in the Pudding: Healthy Food Really is More Expensive

We’ve all heard the cliché right? That to eat healthily you need to spend big. Turns out, it’s not quite a cliché after all. Eating right really does cost you more. So when the IEA recently realized a document stating that eating healthy is cheaper compared […]

70 Wines, 1 Goal – Finding the Best, Affordable Wine!

70 Wines, 1 Goal – Finding the Best, Affordable Wine!

Last Friday, Laura and I went off to London to taste wine for the Co-op. When Co-op invited us we jumped at the chance. We are always on the lookout for deals and never say no to a glass or wine so this was the […]

Cheap & Easy Flapjack: A Healthy Picnic Idea

Cheap & Easy Flapjack: A Healthy Picnic Idea

My kids love picnics, especially when i promise to bring a sweet snack. These flapjacks fill the brief perfectly. They’re sweet, soft, so easy to make and have added fruit that the kids can’t see. Now that’s a win in my book! The fruit acts […]

Cheap & Easy Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup

Cheap & Easy Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup

At just 44p, this lovely homemade sweet potato and carrot soup is perfect for those “i can’t be bothered” lunches.  It’s such an easy and tasty soup to make, that i purposely cook more to fridge for the rest of the week. It can be slightly […]

Make Your Own: 30p Basic Loaf Recipe

Make Your Own: 30p Basic Loaf Recipe

You don’t need a bread maker to make a simple loaf your family will love. For just 30p, this homemade loaf goes well with soups or stews, and takes sonly 25 minutes to cook in the oven. Make up of only kitchen staples, this really is a family […]

Feeding a Family of Four on £2.50 a Day

Feeding a Family of Four on £2.50 a Day

Ok, so we all know I’m a bit of a tight ass, but throwing food away and how much we spend a week on food really gets to me, and I wanted to prove to myself mainly, that I could feed a growing family on […]

39+ Low-Priced Kitchen Staples Every Family Should Own

39+ Low-Priced Kitchen Staples Every Family Should Own

I know I bang on about kitchen staples a lot, and how having a well-stocked pantry not only gives you the option to swap and change your meal plans around but also means you can whip up a meal on the fly in no time. […]

Battle the Waste: 15 Fail-Safe Cheap Recipes That Use Up Leftovers

Battle the Waste: 15 Fail-Safe Cheap Recipes That Use Up Leftovers

I hate food waste. With two little one’s it can’t be helped, but before they came along I was a self-confessed food snob. I’d throw away anything past its best before date and chuck leftover meat away without a seconds thought. Now, with these two […]

Easy & Cheap Kid Worthy Cupcakes: Make 12 for Just 69P

Easy & Cheap Kid Worthy Cupcakes: Make 12 for Just 69P

At only 69p for 12 cupcakes, these make a great frugal rainy day activity for the whole family. My kids love making these cupcakes, mainly because they’re quick and easy to make, and only take around 20 minutes to cook! You can’t freeze them, but […]