Cheap Food – How to Save on your Food Budget


Cheap food alternatives have been on my mind this week.

I am always in shock that Friday comes round SO fast and it is time to reflect on my frugal week once again.

Well, we continue to not spend very much (except on food) as we are still in pretty much full lockdown here as I am shielding.

Here’s how we have been trying to save money on food this week.

Our bill seems to have crept up and up since lockdown but I think its probably because we are all at home all day and overeating!


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Bread making

We bought a breadmaker at the start of lockdown but honestly, I wish we hadn’t bothered. I am finding it far far easier to do by hand and enjoying it immensely. We have been using this bread recipe and it seems absolutely foolproof. You don’t always need to spend your money on fancy gadgets.


Soup Making – Cheap food and delicious!

Very sadly the weather has gone from beautifully hot to brr chill here. So to keep warm we have been cooking up some winter warmers like this creamy roasted cauliflower soup – inexpensive to make but a rich delight.



Portobello Mushroom burgers

We having a really hard time getting Quorn products right now and as a family of veggies that’s a shame. So we have been making portobello mushroom burgers a cheap food alternative and I have to say they are delicious.




Lettuce Leaves

Another way in which we have been saving money in food is eating that which we have grown ourselves from seeds. Our lettuces are blooming! ( is that the right word?) and have been such fun to plant and watch grow. Growing your own is cheap food, delicious food and clean food. How perfect.


Eating mindfully

I have massively been overheating since lockdown and partly I think it’s because I now work full time in my kitchen! So I have been doing lots of research and reading on how to stop mindless snacking 

It is making me chubby and poorer! Learning how to food budget is so useful.


How are you getting on with your cheap food shopping and cooking lately? I would love to hear your cheap food ideas so please do drop me a comment. You might also like my post on how to make a birthday special on a budget


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For more cheap food ideas take a look at my post on how to toast sesame seeds


1 Comment

  1. June 5, 2020 / 10:29

    Right there with you on the mindless snacking! Thankfully we have caught ourselves and have decided to do something about it.
    We’ve done some planting too and our spinach leaves look ready to yum up our meals and smoothies. Thanks for letting us share with you ladies again.

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