cheap family recipes
feed a family of 4 for less than £200 a month
Can’t cook, won’t cook?
…including batch cooking, equipment and growing your own.
Here are our tips for cooking our meal planners, we hope you find them useful The articles below are also written to help you come up with your own thrifty nutritious meal plans. Everyone from novice level to those who could teach Delia a thing or two are welcome to our planner, and so here are some tips if you don’t know your hollandaise from your halibut!
- kitchen essentials
- how to get ahead with your cooking
- reducing your grocery spend
- make the most of your leftovers
- grow your own, fruit vegetables and herbs
- tips for ‘frugalising’ a recipe
- how to make chicken stock
- bored of our option one meal planner or want to ring the changes with option 2?
- making your own meal planner if ours don’t fit your family
- adapting the planner for single people
- or for bigger broods
We hope we have given you the starting point to create your own thrifty meal planner, and want to give you the confidence to know it is nutritionally balanced. This nutrition article helps you to do just that!
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cheap family recipes feed a family of 4 for (just over) £100 a monthVegan Tomato & Basil SoupThis fresh and delicious tomato and basil soup is offered as an alternative option in the Celebration Week Planner, but can be enjoyed at any time, and as it uses tinned...
cheap family recipes feed a family of 4 for (just over) £100 a monthCreamy Parsnip SoupCreamy parsnip soup, such a classic Christmas flavour. Easy to make, warming and comforting How Do I Make Creamy Parsnip Soup? This recipe uses frozen parsnips. If you prefer to use...
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...
Take care of your family and your budget
Before putting together our meal planners we surveyed over 600 people to ask when faced with a tighter budget, which things they would struggle to give up.