One SAVVY mum has revealed how she feeds her family on just 74p each.
With the cost of living crisis affecting households across the country, Amanda Marshall, from Glasgow, knew she had to find an inexpensive way to prepare meals during the summer.
The 41-year-old woman’s daughters are home from school during the holidays, so she is faced with the dilemma of how to cook for her family every day while on a tight budget.
Amanda has revealed some great cost-saving tips she uses to prepare delicious meals for Rachel, Caitlyn, and Brooke while only spending a few cents.
The mother-of-three bought a super thrifty basket from an online healthy retailer food muscle stock up on cheap meat.
She can use the supplies to cook a range of family favorites like beef stew for just 74p per person and homemade pork buns for 83p per person.
She also buys fruit and vegetables in bulk instead of prepackaged varieties and never wastes leftovers.
She said: “I’ve always enjoyed cooking and feeding my family, nothing fancy, just some familiar dishes.
“Since the cost of living crisis, our food bills have gone up, which means I have to be a little more serious about planning my summer vacation so I can feed the whole family. without running out of pocket.
“Food prices are very high right now, so you have to be more careful about what you buy in the supermarket.
“I’ve found that small changes are the best way to cut costs. Reusing leftovers and choosing bulk fruits and vegetables over prepackaged versions has saved us money.
“I hate wasting food, I never waste leftovers, I always turn it into something else.
“With bones, I stock up for future meals, similar to vegetable skins that I have bags in the freezer. Reusing food is always a great way to save money, especially at the real cost. products are increasing rapidly.
“I usually have to avoid more expensive cuts of meat and things like steak but the muscular pantry has allowed me to get some good meat at a reasonable price.”
Amanda also shares that she knows how to split meals to last longer and avoid buying any ingredients she can grow herself.
She added: “I cook in batches all the time, and my fridge and freezer are always stocked with delicious, nutritious meals for my three daughters so they can enjoy their summer break.
“If I don’t think I’ve had enough, I’ll add some veggies and lentils so no one goes hungry.
“I even buy my spices from a supermarket wholesaler to cut costs.
“I also love growing my own herbs, basil, parsley, cilantro – you can name them. Place them on a window ledge and make the most of the summer sun.”
The 41-year-old mother shares photos of the family’s recipes on her Instagram page. Mumslockdownmeals.