With a grocery budget of £1 per person per day, it is getting more and more difficult to afford too much meat in the diets, but it isn't impossible, so long as you aren't expecting steak or roast beef too often.
From today, 1st February, I am going to cost up each of the meals we eat in a day. I'll try to do this for the full month - time permitting - and see how far off the £1 per person per day we really are.
Breakfast is usually porridge during the colder months and let's face it, that's most likely to be about seven months out of the twelve if you live in Scotland. (There's a section of the Frugaldom Forum dedicated to cheap meals and how to help keep the cost of grocery shopping within a tight budget.)
19p PORRIDGE FOR BREAKFAST
Porridge oats currently cost me £1 per kilo and one kilo makes approximately 20 to 22 portions.
- 1 x small cup (45-50g) of porridge oats
- 2.5 x small cups of water
- Good pinch of salt
If you have a handful of dried fruit with your porridge, you can easily add on another 10p, so maybe best save the fruit for mid-morning snacks. (The recommended amount of porridge oats per serving is 45g.)
24p PIZZAS FOR LUNCH
My breadmaker does 2 x 450g loaves at a time, so they cost around 35p for wholegrain by the time I factor in the electricity. Assuming each loaf slices into 8-10 slices, I allow 4p per slice.
Total cost = 70p, that's less than 24p per pizza, plus leftovers for the freezer.
Lay your bread out on the grill tray and slightly toast one side before turning it over and covering each slice with the sauce, followed by a sprinkling of your grated cheese.
|20g of mature cheddar|
|Freeze any extra sauce|