Budget Food Ideas

Food Waste: Date Labels. What Does It All Mean?

Food Waste: Date Labels. What Does It All Mean?

Anyone else get really confused when it comes to food labels? Knowing the difference between best-before, display date or the general look of food could have you throwing away perfectly good groceries. Anti-waste charity Wrap recently reported that small changes in labeling could help reduce […]

Family Fakeaway: Cheap and Healthy Sweet & Sour Chicken

Family Fakeaway: Cheap and Healthy Sweet & Sour Chicken

I love sweet and sour chicken. Before the kids, we spent a staggering £20 on a Chinese meal for two. Now, being far more frugal, I make my own and still enjoy it week in week out. At just £1.05 a portion, this is a bargain of […]

Cheap and Easy Pancakes: A Treat for Just 86p 

Cheap and Easy Pancakes: A Treat for Just 86p 

Pancakes are a huge hit in my house, especially covered in a chocolate spread or golden syrup. These pancakes are the easiest to make, come in under a pound and can serve 12, or 4 hungry mouths. A perfect frugal treat for any family living on a […]

How To Do a Weekly Shop For Just £18

How To Do a Weekly Shop For Just £18

I’m a girl on a budget, and some weeks, only have £20 left over for the food shop. Feeding a family of four is expensive, but it’s not impossible to get the weekly shop cheap, or down to just £18. I like to think of […]

#Week 6 Meal Plan – Trying Something New

#Week 6 Meal Plan – Trying Something New

So last week, I hand on heart pledged that I would attempt to try new food. See, the thing with me is, I love cooking, I’m just not that good at it, and when two little monkeys just say yuck to everything that isn’t beige, […]

My Low Cost & Healthy Slow Cooked Spaghetti Bolognese

My Low Cost & Healthy Slow Cooked Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese is a huge hit in my house, manly because the kids think they aren’t eating any veg and because i actually stick as much vegetables in as i can! It’s so easy to hide, compared to my left over Turkey & Potato curry […]

#Week 5 Meal Plan – Picky Eaters

#Week 5 Meal Plan – Picky Eaters

So as you can tell from the past four weeks, the kids and I tend to eat the same old food week in and week out. I would love to blame it all of them, but I can’t, because it is me who is the […]

My Left Over Low Cost Turkey & Potato Curry

My Left Over Low Cost Turkey & Potato Curry

I found this gem of a curry on boxing day after mass Googling “what the hell can I cook with leftover turkey.” Perfect if you have nothing ‘in’, this low cost sweet potato curry can be bought for under £2, and is made up of cupboard essentials […]

#Week 4 Meal Plan – Waste Not Want Not…

#Week 4 Meal Plan – Waste Not Want Not…

Or something like that. We have a huge waste problem in our house. Yep, it doesn’t help that the kids only like beige food, I like my food spicy and The Hub, bless him, just want’s us to all sit around a table at night. […]

#Week 3 Meal Plan – Left Over City

#Week 3 Meal Plan – Left Over City

Anyone else get confused with this weird bit between Christmas and New Year? Spins me right out of control, and to be honest, the kids don’t know what to make of it either. Christmas Dinner didn’t go down to well with the kids either. Didn’t […]