Feed Your Family for £2 - The £2 Challenge

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Feed Your Family For £2


Voucherbox.co.uk has teamed up with Zamcog to present The £2 Challenge: Can you feed you and/or each person in your family for £2 per head per day? Of course being the budget foodie I am jumped at the chance. I wanted to show people that you can eat decent food on such a small budget and raise awareness of the campaign.

Did you know it costs £2 to feed and educate a child in Zambia each day. So the blogging community has been challenged to create a days worth of food for £2 per head. As we are a family of 3. That makes our budget £6. Which is quite a bit to work with. I tried my best to get 5 portions of fruit & veg into it and I think I've achieved it. 

This challenge has come at the perfect time when we are all a little bit cash strapped after Christmas and January seems to have gone on for months. So I hope you like my recipes and shopping list for £6.

Feed Your Family For £2


Breakfast: £1.53

Value porridge oats - £0.75
2 loose bananas - £0.33
1 pint of whole milk - £0.44

We often start the day off with porridge. It's a great for filling your belly. Topped with a banana to get a bit of fruit in your system first thing. You could even add a few of the sultanas (in snacks) to the bowl too.

Feed Your Family For £2

Feed Your Family For £2

Lunch: £2.06

Tuna chunks (in brine) - £0.65
Wholemeal pitta breads - £0.42
Tinned sweetcorn - £0.35
Value mayo -  £0.40
1/2 cucumber - £0.24

A simple lunch of tuna, mayo and sweetcorn filled pitta breads. Wholemeal bread for some fibre and the sweetcorn to count towards fruit & veg for the day. We then added some cucumber sticks as well.

Feed Your Family For £2

Dinner: £1.13
Soft cheese - £0.49
Tinned peas - £0.21
3 loose mushrooms £0.23
Value spaghetti - £0.20

For dinner it was cream cheese, peas and crispy mushroom pasta. It's so simple to make. 

Cream cheese pasta.

- Serves 3 - 

200g tub of soft cheese

1 tin of peas

3 mushrooms, finely sliced.

200g spaghetti

Cook the spaghetti according to pack instructions.

Place the mushrooms onto a baking tray and cook in hot oven (200ºC/Gas 6) for 10 minutes until crisp.

Add the peas into the spaghetti water for the last 2 minutes of cooking.

Drain the spaghetti. Add in the peas, soft cheese and 3/4's of the mushrooms. Stir until combined.

Top with the remaining crispy mushrooms and serve.

Feed Your Family For £2

Snacks: £1.06
Sultanas - £0.84
2 loose carrots - £0.22

As for snacks a couple of carrots chopped up and a 500g bag of sultanas that can be snacked on throughout the day.

Drinks: £0.00
Tap water - £0

Total Spend: £5.78

I'm pretty impressed with myself. A whole days worth of food for 3 (it could stretch to 4) for just £6. I even came in under budget.

Now it's time to nominate some people to take part. I pick The Culinary Jumble, Winnettes & Mummy in a Tutu. 

For every blog post published about the challenge. Voucherbox.co.uk will donate £50. How amazing is that! For more details head over here.

Prices correct as of 24/01/17 - checked on mysupermarket.co.uk

Feed Your Family For £2

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  1. That cream cheese pasta sounds amazing. I'll be making that. #bloggerclubuk

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  2. Wow great work and tasty food #stayclassymama

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  3. Wow well done! And it looks very yummy! I really need to get better at planning our meals, it's way too often that we have food that's gone off that could easily have been used for dishes if only I'd planned the weeks better. #foodiefriday

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  4. Wow that's brilliant! Well done you for doing that. It just goes to show that we eat cheaply and get all the goodness too. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

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