cheap family recipes 

feed a family of 4 for less than £200 a month

Show me the money!

We’re providing a healthy and very low budget meal planner for an average UK family. It costs less than 90p per person per day. We’ve assumed you’d shop at one UK supermarket, (ASDA) for ease. They were the cheapest shop for the ingredients we picked. Lidl and Aldi are great at what they do, but if I’m looking for something just used as an ingredient, uncooked lentils for instance, they’re often not in those shops

The prices were all calculated in September 2010, and recalculated for this relaunch in November 2019. I am delighted that Option 1 is still pricing up at £107, not at all bad after nearly a decade. Option 2 is on its way back, but there’s a lot of work to be done before that is available. The recipes are all broadly there, but I need to cost check the months groceries, and each recipe too. As a particular recipe is completed, it will be loaded, so you’ll gradually see more recipes on the Search pages.

The Celebration plan is not too far off, lots of recipes are already available from that plan 

86p a day may not sound like a huge reduction to your spending, so to motivate you, let’s look at it in a different way.

For the average family of 4 in the UK, these meal plans would save you over £4000 a year!

Just think what you could do with all that cash…

Each person in a whole year is only spending £314 on all their food and drink. And it’s darn tasty.

What are you waiting for?


Why Not Try....?

Vegan Tomato and Basil Soup

Vegan Tomato and Basil Soup

cheap family recipes feed a family of 4 for less than £200 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...

Creamy Parsnip Soup

Creamy Parsnip Soup

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...

Tomato Relish

Tomato Relish

cheap family recipes feed a family of 4 for less than £200 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.

Want to know more about how to feed yourself fantastically frugal food?