Chocolate Industry

I’m a thrifty mum – five ways to feed your family for just £10 a week

SHOPPERS are sharing snaps of foods they’ve chosen from Asda’s new Just Essentials range on social media.

But it can be hard to think what to do with the yellow budget goodies.

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Blogger Hollie Hutchinson has come up with a meal plan to help you make the most of supermarket bargains

Savvy Hollie Hutchinson, 37, who writes the blog thriftymum.com, has come up with a meal plan to help you make the most of supermarket bargains.

Check out his five midweek dinner ideas that will feed a family of four for a total of £10.32 over five days.

Prices are based on the quantities you will need to use rather than the cost of a full pack.

Anything left over can be used for lunches or saved to prepare dinners for the following week.

5 meals for 4 for £10.32

MONDAY – BANGERS AND MASH

Frozen sausages (x8), 48p
Beans (1 box) — 25p
Potatoes (1kg) — 40p
Granules of sauce (20g) — 3p

Feeds four for £1.16.

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TUESDAY – CHEESE BACON PASTA

Cooking bacon (250g) — 38p
Pasta shapes (250g) — 18p
Canned tomatoes (x2) — 64p
Cheddar (100g) — 48p

Feeds four for £1.68.

WEDNESDAY – CHICKEN SAUTÉED

Sweet and sour cooking sauce (1 jar), 42p
Chicken breasts (240g) — £1.80
Rice (500g) — 24p
Frozen mixed vegetables (500g) — 36p

Feeds four for £2.82.

THURSDAY – CHILI CON CARNE

Chili con carne (2 boxes) — £1.94
Rice (200g) — 24p
Green beans (240g) — 84p
Feeds four for £3.02.

FRIDAY – PIZZA EVENING

Pepperoni pizza — 66p
Cheese & tomato pizza — 66p
Garlic bread — 32p

Feeds four for £1.64.

How to shop for a fortnight

Hollie has planned a shopping list to help you buy three meals a day for a family of four, for a fortnight.

Check out his full meal plan on The Sun’s website at bit.ly/3ewiZSL

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What’s new

Ben & Jerry's have collaborated with Tony's Chocolate's mission to end child labor in the cocoa industry

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Ben & Jerry’s have collaborated with Tony’s Chocolate‘s mission to end child labor in the cocoa industry

To celebrate Ben & Jerry’s joining Tony’s Chocolate’s mission to end child labor in the cocoa industry, both companies have created new products.

These include Ben & Jerry’s Chocolatey Love A-Fair ice cream, £5.49, available at Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

Superior Exchange

This wooden rainbow stacker from JoJo Maman Bebe costs £16

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This wooden rainbow stacker from JoJo Maman Bebe costs £16
Or you can save £9.01 buying the toy from Aldi

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ManoMano offers a vacuum pump with four caps for £14.38, up from £20.13.

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