THRIFTY MUM OF 11 UNVEILS HER TOP TIPS FOR FEEDING KIDS FOR AS LITTLE AS £12 PER PERSON, PER WEEK, FOR THREE MEALS A DAY
Savvy mum of 11 children, Joanne Webb O’Rourke, reveals she spends just £12 per person, per week, for three nutritious meals a day at Aldi and has come to the rescue of busy families with her all-time favourite budget family meal. Joanne also unveiled her ultimate tips for feeding a family during the hectic working week, including setting up a breakfast station complete with cereal dispensers and creating a weekly ‘fakeaway’ day to keep things exciting for little ones.
With the autumn school term underway, it’s been revealed that one in four parents admit they don’t have the time to plan meals, and as a result, are making the same meals every day. Almost half (46%) say they sometimes give in and let their child choose what to eat to make life easier1.
Joanne comments: “Feeding a family doesn’t have to be hard work! I make sure I stick to my top ten tips including banning daily shops and keeping key pantry products replenished – it’s all about being prepared. The kids love my healthy chicken casserole, it’s a really filling mid-week meal and can be frozen in batches.”
Joanne’s ‘Top Ten Tips’ for feeding the family on a budget
Joanne’s Healthy Chicken Casserole Recipe:
3 x Chicken Casserole Seasoning Mix (19p each)
Button Mushrooms (75p)
Frozen Garden Peas (55p)
1 x Chicken Stock Pot (69p for a pack of 4)
2 x Bag of Potatoes (91p per bag)
Total cost: £11.02 / 85p per portion
For the casserole:
For the mash:
Ahead of British Food Fortnight (18th September – 3rd October), new research from supermarket Aldi reveals that British classics, such as Bangers and Mash, Toad in the Hole and Scotch Eggs, are at risk of being confined to history books - with many millennials not knowing what they are and even doubting they exist.
Aldi has been named Christmas Retailer of the Year for the second year in a row at the Quality Food and Drink Awards (QFA) with a staggering 47 products receiving recognition.