Budget Food Ideas

How to Feed a Family of Four on £2.50 a Day

How to Feed 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 […]

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 […]