Save money on your food bill

Hello Dear Reader,

Here’s another day of how I save money on my food bill. No big secret and not to everyone’s taste or liking. Frozen fruit and veg.

We try to eat five or more portions of fruit and veg a day. Some days it’s more and some days it’s less. I buy plenty of fresh vegetables from Aldi and always stretch the budget with their Super 6 and lots of supermarkets now have really good veggie offers. 

My money saving tip today is to use frozen fruit and vegetables. For lunch today, I had a huge plateful of steamed vegetables and all of them were cooked from frozen. I pay 89p a kilo f mixed vegetables and I had about 300g for lunch with two grilled tomatoes and a dusting of grated Parmesan.

I also buy frozen fish, fruit, sometimes sausages and chicken but when I buy frozen, I can budget easily and there’s no waste. Something’s, I always buy frozen, such as leeks, spinach and cauliflower. I find those three items go off too quickly if I buy them fresh. I also always buy berries frozen for the same reason. I buy raspberries and blackberries frozen and they are half the price of fresh and nothing goes to waste.

It might not seem much of a saving but I don’t waste anything and I get to eat lovely raspberries with yogurt for pudding when the fresh are too expensive.

Off topic, when I can’t be bothered to cook, we eat ‘on toast’. DB usually chooses a basics tin of spaghetti on toast and I’ll choose either beans or poached eggs. I know plenty of people who will go out to eat or order in a take away but we just go for anything we can heat up in five minutes.

So, over to you. Who eats frozen fruit and veg? 

Until tomorrow,

Love Froogs xxxx