To keep the costs of your food bill down, here are some of the best resources you need to be using to save money in the kitchen and at the supermarket.
Sign up to CheckoutSmart, and you can get free food!
Shop like usual then you can get cashback on what you buy – up to 100%.
You can earn points taking photos of your receipts – it’s super easy.
Once you’ve earned enough, you can then switch them into Amazon vouchers or pure hard cash, via PayPal!
Take a look at this Receipt Hog review so you can see how the app works in more detail.
Use this receipt snapping app to earn money with your receipts.
You save up coins and can cash them out for Amazon, iTunes or Love2Shop vouchers.
The app is available on both the App Store and GooglePlay. Use the Shoppix referral code 3B74ZJ55 to get a bonus 200 token when you join.
Stuck on what to cook, even though you’ve looked through tonnes of cheap recipes?
Use the SuperCook tool to work out what you want to eat, based on what you’ve got in your cupboards, fridge and freezer.
Before you even think about heading to the supermarket, you need to get a meal plan in place.
But how on earth do you even start meal planning?
To keep on track, use one of these meal planning apps to record your meals and shopping list.
We work out the cost and serving cost of recipes so you can see that cooking from scratch is easy to do on a budget.
It’s always a good idea to be prepared and have a cupboard stocked with basic ingredients. This will mean you don’t need to ready-made sauces or jars and can cook cheaply from scratch.
It may cost a little upfront to build up stocks of food, but it will save you money over time.
All figures are correct at the time of calculation. The prices are based on a generic, mid price range supermarket, choosing their own value brand.
As a general rule of thumb, 1 teaspoon (tsp) = 5g and 1 (tbsp) tablespoon = 15g.
Foods and prices will be updated as new recipes/ingredients are created for the site.
|Eggs (free range)||£2||15||13p each|
|Sunflower oil||£5||5l||10p/100ml | 2p/1tbsp|
|Beef stock cube||50p||10||5p each|
|Tomato puree||60p||135g||44p/100g | 7p/1tbsp|
|Tuna (sourced responsibly)||65p||145g (102g drained)||64p/100g (drained)|