Good grub for less than a quid
Good food makes sense, although it can be expensive. But with a bit of planning and some awesome recipes you can make it happen for under £1 per head.
Firstly, you need some recipes that you like. We love the Thrifty Lesley website for all kinds of tasty recipes that cost less than £1. Some of our favs are fancy egg on toast, cinema raison bread and cheesy jacket spuds.
Secondly, you need a bit of a plan. Sunday is a good time to write down what meals you’re going to have during the week. One of the biggest expenses in a weekly food budget is waste. So having a rough meal plan means that if you’re buying a packet of spuds you’ll be able to use them for more than one meal.
If you’ve got a smart phone there are loads of apps to help you plan your meals and even generate a shopping list. One such app is ‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ – its even available in Welsh.
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— Love Food Hate Waste (@LFHW_UK) May 15, 2015
Finally, try to make sure you’re buying things at a good price. The local shop or garage is usually more expensive than supermarkets. A quick scan at MoneySavingExperts supermarket coupons will get you clued up on what’s going cheap this week.
And then there are always the marked downs. We love a good ‘Whoopsie’, but do check the dates, as often it has to be eaten the same day.
Finding recipes, writing a plan and going round the supermarket bargain hunting can take a while at first. But you’ll soon speed up once you’re on a roll with it. And, face it what’s more important than grub?
What are the benefits?
- More money to spend on other things
- Good food can give you more energy, a better complexion and make it easier to concentrate
- If you master a few of these recipes, you will definitely be a hit with your friends and family when tummies begin to rumble