Feed yourself well for £1 per person per day

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  • 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



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    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!



    Recipes



    Meal Plans



    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



    Have fun



    Paul

  • I have spent an average of a 10 euro a week on food for decades, and I make little effort to even try. A Stollen from lidl was me splashing out for Xmas.


    I took my blind mom shopping yesterday, my dad is too bone idle lazy to , 150 euro and that was after a 200 euro shop the week before.


    I bought a kilo packet white lentils and of split peas, plus a lettuce.


    Anyway, nice resource.

  • I couldn't live on a £1 a day, I spend £35-40 a week on food, I like my fruit/nuts/veg etc,
    I think you could live on a £1 a day short term but long term your health would suffer.

  • I couldn't live on a £1 a day, I spend £35-40 a week on food, I like my fruit/nuts/veg etc,
    I think you could live on a £1 a day short term but long term your health would suffer.



    I agree with what you're saying, but try your local market for fruit and veg, ours is LOADS cheaper than the shops

  • Off all things you can spend your money on I think good quality food should be your top priority . It is a sad fact a lot of the cheapest foods are not very good for you or raised/grown in an unethical way . I enjoy eating and cooking and am in the lucky position to produce most of our own veg, fruit ,meat booze and eggs . What money I do spend on food , I get the best quality I can.

  • I agree with what you're saying, but try your local market for fruit and veg, ours is LOADS cheaper than the shops


    I do kkbell, we have a great market here on a Thursday and a Saturday which has a massive fruit and veg stall,
    I buy loads and the guy always gives me some for free :)