Day 4 of Feed The Family For £5 and we’re really finding it hard not to go out and purchase a sandwich for lunch, a cake while out shopping of a coffee when passing starbucks. I’ve started to feel really grateful that I don’t usually have to penny pinch like I have been doing this week.
Breakfast was the same as each morning so far, Mr and Mini Gourmand had Shredded Wheat Summer Fruits cereal, I had Honey and Almond Special K, our breakfast worked out at £0.30.
Lunch was the same Vegetable pasta that we had yesterday, I tried to use different herbs to give a different flavour compared to yesterdays dish but it still tasted the same, maybe if I had used a different type of pasta it would have changed the dish but I had purchased a bulk packet of pasta and didn’t want to cut into my budget. Today’s lunch consisted of some peppers, a vine tomato, cream cheese, dried herbs and dried pasta. Each portion worked out at 20p each meaning Lunch for everyone was £0.60.
Dinner was quorn fillets which were yellow sticker served with some of my Optigrill peppers, some courgettes gifted to us from a friends allotment, some cous cous mixed with fresh herbs from my balcony and raisins. I served this with some broccoli that we had grown in a pot on our balcony. Dinner worked out at £1.85
We spent the day in the park after lunch and didn’t have any snacks today.
I spent a total of £2.75 on food today, my tip for today is to keep checking the supermarkets for yellow stickered food especially towards the end of the day when they need it to be sold.