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feed a family of 4 for (just over) £100 a month



There is 15p per person, per day, allocated in the given budget for the month for fruit. This isn’t much and you will need to shop carefully if you want to stick with this.

The meal plan is priced at Asda as they have many ingredients that Lidl and Aldi do not. If you can get fruit cheaper there, or in a market, you’ll get more for your money

At the time of writing (June 2020) the following could be had at Asda

Kiwi – 15p each
Small apples – 17p each
Some bananas – 15p each
Grapes at £2.50 kg, 60g a portion
A whole pineapple for 90p, so 6 portions
Frozen berry medley, £3 a kilo, 20 portions (50g each)
Watermelon slices 35p, so 2 portions
Value tin peaches, 2 portions
Value tin pineapple, 2 portions
Value mandarins, 2 portions

A whole coconut for 59p for lots of fun getting all the meat out (I know it doesn’t count as fruit in this context)
Maybe splash out 58p on a tin of Asda evaporated milk and add a splash to a portion of the tinned or frozen fruit (not vegan of course)

Why Not Try....?

Tomato Relish

Tomato Relish

cheap family recipes feed a family of 4 for (just over) £100 a monthTomato RelishIf you are following the vegan monthly meal plan, this tangy homemade tomato relish is used as a condiment whenever you would like to use it. There is no particular use specified in the...

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

cheap family recipes feed a family of 4 for (just over) £100 a monthRich and fudgy TrufflesSticky, fudgy, chocolate truffles - who can resist. They make fabulous gifts at any time of year, shoosh them up by wrapping the in cellophane and tying up with a ribbon. I buy...

Porridge (meal plan 2)

Porridge (meal plan 2)

cheap family recipes feed a family of 4 for (just over) £100 a monthPorridge - Meal Plan 2Raisins are used as they are a purple portion, the  hardest one to get. If you don't have them, use any other dried fruit - sultanas, home dried foraged apples or plums for...

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