Food poverty in the U.K is real and life has been made considerably harder for many who were on the breadline already with the introduction of universal credit. While U.K food banks really do appreciate all donations there are plenty of things you can do to ensure your donation is exactly what they need and will be the most possible help to someone in need. Here are some things to consider when donating to your local Food Bank this year.
Pumpkin carving is one of those activities that has grown hugely in popularity recent years and with most of the supermarkets offering them at bargain prices, often the whole family will get involved and have a pumpkin each. While pumpkin carving provides hours of child friendly fun, especially during half term when Halloween usually falls, it can also produce a lot of unnecessary waste. This post is all about how to avoid Pumpkin waste this Halloween.
One of my strongest areas when it comes to saving money is slashing the cost of my weekly shop. With a combination of purchasing food from the reduced section, couponing, using vouchers and apps like shopmium and checkoutsmart during 2016 I manged to get my food shopping down to just £12.50 a week (or roughly £50 a month) It took a fair amount of effort and a bit of shopping around but the savings were soon adding – I estimate that over the course of that year we saved upwards of £2000 just by being careful and shopping smart.Continue Reading
One of the best ways to cut back on your groceries spending is by sourcing as much food as you can for free.
Welcome to the third post in my series talking about how to eat for free. Impossible, you might think? Ask most families what their biggest monthly outgoings are and food is normally right up there. But there is so much we can do to cut the cost of spending on groceries and for me the first step is always sourcing as much food as possible for free.
Love a Fancy Coffee? Here are a load of ways to get your Caffeine Fix for Free – one of them even includes FREE cake!
If you have a growing family and are worried about rising food costs here are some ideas to bulk meals up without breaking your budget. . .(and not a lentil in sight!)
With food costs ever on the increase and even budget supermarkets like Aldi becoming more expensive it can seem like feeding a growing family can eat into more and more of your budget. In particular, teenage boys can often seem as though they never stop eating and have hollow legs.
In this post I’m going to show some fab ways to bulk meals out and make sure there’s always something extra around to eat without breaking the bank.
I love saving money on food and keeping my monthly food budget low – here is an update for 2018 – all about what we’ll be spending and where
January is always seen as a time for new beginnings and fresh starts and is always a good time to take stock of things and change and improve them where we can. One of my most popular posts is one that I wrote all the way back in 2016 – about how I cut my groceries bill down to just £50 a month (I also wrote an update at the end of year which you can read here.) And so I though it was time for a bit of an update on our monthly food budget – whether it’s changed and we’re going to be doing this year.
Kitchen Gadgets come in all shapes in sizes – here are my top picks for those that will also save you money
Having been a chef most of my adult life, I’m a sucker for various kitchen gadgets. While this can range from anything to fancy blenders and bread-makers to the more humble kitchen timer, there are a few I simply wouldn’t be without. Here are a few of my favourites which after the initial investment should also save you money in the long run. Teaming up these kitchen gadgets with the books recommended in my recent post about the best cookery books to become a budget savvy chef could really help you save some pennies in the kitchen this year.
Feeling a bit nervous about buying reduced food for the first time? Here I clear up 10 big misconceptions about buying yellow sticker foods
If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know how much I love buying reduced food. I head straight for the yellow sticker sections as soon as I get to the supermarket and grab whatever I can. It means the majority of the food I buy is discounted, often by as much as 90% and it means we eat really well while not spending very much at all. Yes, we could spend a lot more but I enjoy saving money where I can I have a bit extra to spend on the fun things in life.
Want to be a Crazy Coupon lady and save loads of money on your shopping? Here’s my guide to getting started with Coupons
Before you get started with using Coupons it’s really worth looking at your overall shop to see if there are any areas where you could be saving money. Learning to coupon is great but you need to have a good attitude to saving money on your shopping to begin with or you might start to feel it’s not worth the effort. Couponing can take up a bit of time – which is why I only coupon for about a third of what I buy – the rest is usually either supermarket basics or from the reduced section.