For many of us, ever since the coronavirus lockdown hit, money has been tighter than ever.
Planning our weekly meals in advance (or as best we can) and trying to cut the cost of our shopping totals each week helps keep an eye on the pennies.
Aldi was voted the cheapest supermarket by Which? in March 2020.
Researchers found a trolley full of 108 food items and household essentials cost £111 at the budget supermarket –- just £2 less than at Lidl, its closest rival.
With this in mind, we’ve created a shopping list full of essentials which will help to create meals for our family for around a week.
We’ve stuck to food products and haven’t included any household cleaning products or toiletries.
We set ourselves a budget of £25 – which was quite challenge as it is a lot less than we usually spend each week, but we stuck to essential items and cut out the treats.
Of course, eating habits, tastes and the number of people in your household will determine how long our list will last you.
We’ve detailed our £25 shopping list below:
Village Bakery Soft Wholemeal Bread (800g) £0.49
Summerlite Sunflower Low Fat Spread (500g) £0.35
Nature’s Pick Mini Apples (6 Pack) £0.85
Nature’s Pick Mini Bananas (7 Pack) £0.87
Everyday Essentials Family Peppers (700g) £1.35
Nature’s Pick Carrots (500g) £0.32
Everyday Essentials Onions (1kg) £0.50
Nature’s Pick Broccoli (Each ) £0.57
Nature’s Pick White Potatoes (2.5kg) £1.25
Cowbelle Semi Skimmed Milk (4 Pints) £1.10
Emporium Milk British Cheddar (400g) £1.79
Harvest Morn Cornflakes (500g) £0.50
Ashfield Farm Lean Beef Mince 5% Fat (500g) £2.79
Ash Vale British Cornfed Whole Chicken 0.8kg – 2.4kg (weights may vary) £2.65
Ashfield Farm Chicken Thighs (1kg) £1.79
Cucina Penne Pasta (500g) £0.45
Everyday Essentials Long Grain Rice (1kg) £0.45
The Fishmonger Cod Fish Fingers (300g) £1.49
The Fishmonger Tuna Chunks in Springwater (4 Pack) £2.69
Merevale 6 Medium Free Range Eggs (6 Pack) £0.75
Corale Baked Beans (4 Pack) £0.98
Cucina Pasta Sauce (choose from: Chunky Mushroom/ Onion & Garlic/ Spicy Chilli/ Smooth Tomato) 500g £0.49
Belmont Ginger Nuts (300g) £0.25