Thrifty Food

Save Money On Your Meat when Meal Planning

Save Money On Your Meat when Meal Planning

Meal planning – on a budget – can be frustrating when you have fussy kids. You get stuck in a meal rut of what they will and won’t eat. So I’m trying some “new” recipes this week using meat as the main event with just […]

Five Meals for Less

Five Meals for Less

Money-saving isn’t just about buying the deals and saving money on your supermarket shop. It’s also about being savvy in the kitchen. Five Meals for Less demonstrates how to stretch a meal and make it go further, and use your ingredients across more than one […]

Homemade vegetable soup recipe

Homemade vegetable soup recipe

Homemade vegetable soup makes a hearty winter meal for a lazy weekend. Every now and then, I like to throw some stuff together to make a soup. This one’s definitely a winner for Saturday lunchtime in our household. Every last drop slurped up and mopped […]

Turkey & Mushroom Tagliatelle – a meal for four for less than £5

Turkey & Mushroom Tagliatelle – a meal for four for less than £5

I’ve been pretty slack with my meal plans these past two weeks; I’ve been too busy having a mammoth house declutter and clean. So I’ve pretty much been flying by the seat of my pants and what we have in when it’s come to making […]

Six Summer Snack Savers

Six Summer Snack Savers

  It’s the summer holidays! The kids are home… and they’re permanently hungry! Calls of “Please can I have an ice-cream?” and “But I’m reeeally hungry,” assault your eardrums on a daily basis, and the guilt of not having lots of delicious branded food stuffs […]

Meal Plan on a budget

Meal Plan on a budget

We’re into week 4 of our money-saving and debt-free journey, and I thought I’d share this week’s meal plan with you. Given my husband’s excessive spend last week, I’ve been desperately trying not to go shopping and have stretched my number two tip for saving […]

10 Ways to Save on your Supermarket Shop

10 Ways to Save on your Supermarket Shop

If you need to cut back and aren’t sure where to start, check out my Top 10 Tips below. A great starting point to help you out with your money saving challenge when it comes to your weekly food shop. Never shop when hungry! 1. […]

Trying to become debt-free – it’s not all plain sailing

Trying to become debt-free – it’s not all plain sailing

I’ve always been a huge advocate of saving money, since I first got myself into debt in my twenties (it was one of those “Hey, Miss, you’re 18 now, have a credit card and go and treat yourself to something nice!” And so it began…). […]

Savvy Savers’ Superfood Salad!

Savvy Savers’ Superfood Salad!

Superfood salad for lunch today! As I’m not eating bread, I try to make a healthy alternative for lunch, which is often based on what I’ve got available. Today’s salad consists of quinoa, kale, apple, feta and chopped pine nuts. It could do with a […]

Oven-baked chicken – serves four

Oven-baked chicken – serves four

For times when you can’t be bothered to cook (let alone eat), but you don’t want to waste food, and the family needs feeding. I do a weekly meal plan, but it’s nice to be able to tweak it when the need arises, such as […]