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To ask for your help with my food budget?

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BeKindToYourKnees Thu 13-Jun-13 17:49:53

I need to reduce my weekly food budget to £30. This has to feed me and my 18 year old DD.

DD is vegetarian and I am happy to eat (mostly) veggie food. I am good at planning, not a bad cook and rarely throw food away. Also have a fairly well-stocked larder.

We are not fussy eaters, but prefer that eggs, milk and yoghurt are organic. Can't afford organic cheese sad I also think it is important to have some form of protein with each meal. We don't really eat much processed food (apart from veggie sausages and quorn).

We have a fantastic local shop which sells a huge range of loose fruit and veg and is only slightly more expensive than the supermarket and I would like to carry on supporting them cadging free over-ripe bananas, tomatoes etc

I should be able to manage on £30 a week (have survived on less in the past) but am struggling, particulary with evening meals.

Would really appreciate any cheap, dinner recipe ideas!

ivanapoo Fri 14-Jun-13 21:20:10

Oh and I often shop in Aldi, and in local shops that make Aldi seem expensive! Local green grocers is ridiculously cheap, and our bargain shop does jam, tea, cleaning products etc for pennies.

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