Frugal Family Meal Planning · Recipes

The Best Banana Cake Ever (well in our opinion anyway)

I’ve shared before how I hate waste, and always try to find recipes that will use up ingredients before they go off, so finding a good Banana Cake Recipe has been an ongoing trial for a while. We often have a couple of bananas past their best and I always try to get them used… Continue reading The Best Banana Cake Ever (well in our opinion anyway)

Frugal Family Meal Planning · Reviews

Our First Clearance XL Order

I’ve previously written about how we’ve slashed the cost of our weekly food shop by Frugal Family Meal Planning, using sites like Approved Food to stock up on staple cupboard items at rock bottom prices. This week we decided to try out another site that I’ve heard great things about, Clearance XL. Just like Approved Food, Clearance XL sells… Continue reading Our First Clearance XL Order

Frugal Family Meal Planning · Recipes

Minted Shepherd’s Pie

As part of our Frugal Family Meal Planning series, I’ve already shared our recipe for Minted Lamb Stew, one of the recipes I tend to cook in the week following Easter (or any time we’ve had Roast Lamb) as a way of using up the leftover Mint Sauce.  Today, I’m going to share the other recipe I make… Continue reading Minted Shepherd’s Pie

Frugal Family Meal Planning · Recipes

Bacon & Pea Spaghetti Carbonara

As part of our ongoing series on Frugal Family Meal Planning, today’s recipe is a quick, cheap, family favourite, Bacon & Pea Spaghetti Carbonara. This meal costs just £3.35 in total to make, so for our family of 7, that works out at just 48p per head. For this recipe, you will need; 500g of Cooking… Continue reading Bacon & Pea Spaghetti Carbonara

Frugal Family Meal Planning

Frugal Family Meal Planning

With food prices on the rise and household incomes becoming squeezed, meal planning and budget shopping has become a big topic everywhere. TV programmes such as Eat Well For Less, Save Money, Good Food, and campaigns such as Love Food, Hate Waste, are encouraging us to spend less, waste less, plan our meals more and try cheaper… Continue reading Frugal Family Meal Planning