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EAT WELL FOR LESS - wed bbc1 8pm

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Blondeshavemorefun Tue 10-Oct-17 18:23:11

I do love this show but they ALWAYS choose families who spend stupid money anyway so saving 50/80/100 a week is easy

Wonder if they will ever use a family who spend 60 a eeek and went to reduce to 40/50 and that £10/20 really help the family

But I still love it

shakemysilliesout Tue 10-Oct-17 18:39:16

I also love this brainless show, from the ambush in the supermarket to the 'that was definitely a swap Greg', the families are always very good natured as they laugh about frittering away 20k a yr on food and are a good sport when Greg teaches them how to grate cheese.

Dingdongdigeridoo Wed 11-Oct-17 10:01:21

They really do pick utter idiots on this show who’ll do big shops while having cupboards full of rotting food.

One family had a dad working full time, mum working part time. They worked out they spent the equivalent of the mum’s wages on food alone. Crazy.

I like the snooty ones who end up preferring the Tesco value stuff, then do a cats bum face when they’re told what it is.

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 11-Oct-17 13:53:20

The only annoying thing - well a few things 😂

Is they swap lots of brands via diff shops

They should just use their local shop. I don't have time to go to sain Tesco lidl etc

But yes grating cheese or chopping carrots saves money

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 11-Oct-17 20:21:03

Who is watching?

A brand family

Can easily save pounds

HolyShmoly Wed 11-Oct-17 20:23:37

I do not believe anyone has cupboards that look like that after a week of living in a house.

I love the kid who knows the exact size of waffles and what the heinz can looks like.

shakemysilliesout Wed 11-Oct-17 20:26:38

Reminds me of motherland with the frozen cheese and trip to a and e

museypants Wed 11-Oct-17 20:27:44

How did this woman go to a supermarket 6 times in a day?! Thats what I can't get past never mind the waffle row counting

shakemysilliesout Wed 11-Oct-17 20:29:07

It's nice Greg taught her how to grate a carrot

Chunkymonkey123 Wed 11-Oct-17 20:31:41

What annoys me is they always say you save loads by swapping to unbranded. Surely everyone only buys walkers etc when they are on (constant) offer.

dairymilkmonster Wed 11-Oct-17 20:31:50

I enjoy this programme, but they save lots by having got specific products from different supermarkets. Who has time to do that?

Chunkymonkey123 Wed 11-Oct-17 20:32:12

Grating a carrot is a ball ache, just chop it into small pieces

PollyPerky Wed 11-Oct-17 20:32:28

what did they say she did for a job? Worked for social housing? She seems to be very wealthy with a Merc, manicured nails, huge house, all as a single mum.

HolyShmoly Wed 11-Oct-17 20:32:45

To be fair, it's really good that she's trying to learn these skills and pass them on to her daughters. If it's not something she's done growing up, it probably is very intimidating.
I was a bit hmm at their diet on the first day and wondered why they weren't addressing the massive saving opportunity of home cooking.

PollyPerky Wed 11-Oct-17 20:33:31

No focus on healthy eating (yet). Debate over which coke to buy. FFS. Maybe drink water, love?

Chunkymonkey123 Wed 11-Oct-17 20:40:42

Lol you can always rely on teenagers to be honest! I don't blame them, why didn't they use gluten free flour to make the dough base?

FoofFighter Wed 11-Oct-17 20:49:15

£15 for a curry shock

PollyPerky Wed 11-Oct-17 20:53:03

Is she a widow? trying to work out how she's got so much money and wears her wedding and engagement ring as single mum.

FoofFighter Wed 11-Oct-17 20:54:19

hmm we don't really need to know that..

PollyPerky Wed 11-Oct-17 20:57:57

What's relevant is her income because this is about saving money. THEY are the ones stressing she is a single parent. I'm pointing out she seems very wealthy given her job. It doesn't add up. Don't think we know the full circs.

OneInAMillionYou Wed 11-Oct-17 20:58:27

Those children eat like savages though, not sitting down, leaning over the table and when knives and forks finally appeared they didn't know how to hold them properly.
Do they really eat crisps in bed or was that just for the programme?
Also curious about the rest of their lifestyle although maybe property is cheap in that part of the country?

juneybean Wed 11-Oct-17 21:00:06

Oh I thought I'd missed where the husband was when I saw her wedding ring.

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 11-Oct-17 21:01:02

The beans thing was funny

Always love it when that happens

Think she said she sends the kids to local shop for stuff - that's prob included in the 6 times a day shopping

MyLittleHelper Wed 11-Oct-17 21:05:41

Agree very little focus on healthy eating. Swap the coke for water and get an even bigger saving!

DaisyRaine90 Wed 11-Oct-17 21:10:06

Why wouldn’t a single mum be wealthy?? Surely there’s not another glass ceiling??

Hate how everything’s from different shops. Not all of us have an Aldi/Lidl/Iceland nearby and sometimes I have to book a Tesco delivery slot a week in advance.

Otherwise it costs me £30 in a taxi most big shops near me (I don’t drive)
So much for saving money 🙄

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