I think I speak for a lot of families when I say that our food budget is one of the largest monthly expenses. I’m always on the lookout for ways to reduce our spending in this area and eat better for less. So when I heard about the Feed your family for £20 a week recipe book I knew I had to take a look.
*I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for a review
Feed your family for £20 a week recipe book review
When I first heard the words Feed your family for £20 a week I wasn’t sure what to expect to be honest. But I thought if it saves us some money and the family enjoy the meals we could be on to a winner here! I did also have some reservations about how healthy these meals would be. Because surely with a budget this tight they can’t be healthy or filling recipes right?
What are the recipes like?
Like other recipe books we get a very good selection of recipes. The recipes will cover you through breakfast, lunch and dinner including some snack ideas for in-between. Overall the recipes are very healthy and are packed full of fruits and veggies. There is a small ‘sweet treats’ section towards the end which is great for when you fancy it. I can also say that we definitely did not go hungry and that everyone was well fed.
My families favourites from the cookbook include the minestrone and tomato soups. The slow cooker chocolate cake, good morning breakfast muffins and the doner style kebab.
What does the feed your family for £20 a week book include?
It’ s all well and good having the cheap recipes but sometimes you need more to help you plan. Luckily feed your family for £20 includes more than just the recipes. It also includes meal plans, money saving tips, a shopping list, and the basics to cooking on a budget. All of which ensure that you can hit your food shopping budget. It even tells you when to batch cook a particular recipe for future meals. This actually made my kitchen run a lot smoother as I already had a lot of meals pre cooked and ready to go after work.
Final thoughts on the book
My family loved the recipes that we tried and although we didn’t stick to the exact meal plan we did reduce our monthly food cost. We didn’t get it down to £100 per month but we do have a lot of allergies and intolerances which push our food costs up anyway. Good morning breakfast muffins have become a staple for my sons breakfast and he enjoys making them for himself. This book definitely encouraged the whole family to get in the kitchen and cook more. We have definitely become less dependent on shop bought ready made stuff.