I have just found a fantastic resource for frugal foodies. It is a blog by a lady called Lesley and she has put together over 300 recipes and organised them into weekly meal plans and shopping lists.
She has also done a 'No Power' meal plan for when the power goes out
This government report says that average spend per person per week on food and drink eaten at home was £24.92 in 2011, or £3.56 per day This is £1299 a year per person, spend £1 a day and it is £365 a year, per person, a saving of £934.40 per person per year.
This means that a family of four would save £3738pa This kind of figure would make a significant difference to sorting out any debts, or it could pay for a decent family holiday or maybe a significant dent in a deposit for a house, it could buy a decent car…. Or what else? What could you do with nearly £4,000? And don’t forget, this is without earning or saving a single penny extra!
All the recipes also give you nutritional information as well so you know you are also getting a balanced diet.
Many of the recipes are vegetarian and vegan and are marked so