Budget family food

There's a knack to getting delicious, healthy food on the table every day without blowing the budget.

Mumsnetters show how low-cost family food can be every bit as good as a Michelin-star blowout.


Batch cooking

Perfect for busy families – these are meals you can cook, freeze and enjoy whenever you like.

Storecupboard heroes

Whether you're holed up with a newborn (or there's been a zombie apocalypse) a well-stocked larder or storecupboard is a beautiful thing.

Lidl specials

From blogger grocery hauls to cookery tips – see more features from our partnership with Lidl.

Meal planning

Save money when you next go grocery shopping by planning ahead for your weekly meals.

Basic best

Crowdsourced tips for making the best homemade food even better.

Budget beaters

Frugal food can still be big on flavour. It just takes being a little more creative.

Packed lunches

Whether it's theirs or yours, coming up with a new packed lunch every day can be exhausting. Luckily we're here to help.

Love your leftovers

Food waste is a serious business. Here's how to reduce what your family throws away each week.

Cookery videos

Watch and learn – try a new recipe out with one of our easy cookery video masterclasses.

Mostly veggies

Vegetables are a key weapon in any family's battle to eat well on the cheap. Focus on them to boost your physical (and financial) health.

Handy hacks

Being creative in the kitchen doesn't have to involve spending loads. Be inspired by these Mumsnetter hacks.