Stretching leftovers in every direction

Hello Dear Reader,

My soup mug contains just one portion of homemade ragu sauce and I needed to feed us both. I added a jar of cheapo tomato sauce, it’s gluten free and 80 calories for half a jar (4 slimming world syns). It had less fat and less calories than the low fat versions in the supermarket. Ironically, it costs the same as a tin of tomatoes so it was cheaper than making it myself.

As usual, we ate it with a massive pile of steamed greens instead of pasta to keep our carbs low and to get more nutrients into ourselves. Seasonal veggies like this are really cheap too.

I added a tin of sweet corn too. More cheap veggies.

We had one slice of cheese each. It might seem a bit expensive to buy sliced cheese but it’s portion control for us. You can see, one slice goes a long way. (4 syns) 

As if spring greens, carrots and celery in the ragu sweet corn wasn’t enough, I chopped up some gerkins and the crunchy spicy sourness really added punch to an already flavour filled bowlful. 

So today we’ve eaten: frozen leftovers, jarred, tinned and pickled and fresh…..all on one plate. Healthy, cheap and used up everything we had at home.

Until tomorrow,

Love Froogs xx

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6 thoughts on “Stretching leftovers in every direction

  1. Bonjour Frugal Queen.Je suis curieuse : qui a t’il dans votre “homemade ragu sauce “?
    Hello FQ .I am curious : what is there in your “homemade ragu sauce ” ?
    Catherine a loyal french reader :))

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  2. I have to agree with you Froogs, sometimes you buy to suit your family needs etc. Like you I live on a tight budget but I know from experience that some products or packs meet our needs. I always have a problem with making new meals from the fridge. I always end up with new leftovers. I guess this is a first world problem as we have enough and sometimes more than enough.

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