This January Voucherbox.co.uk has teamed up with Zamcog a UK based charity that is dedicated to helping feed and educates Zambia’s most at-risk children. It costs £2 to feed and educate a child in Zambia every day. In an effort to change the way we think about food, Voucherbox is challenging the blogging community to live frugally for one day by cutting down on their food spending costs,
The Challenge - to feed myself and my family on £2 per person for one day, Voucherbox.co.uk will also donate £50 to Zamcog to help the charity continue their goal of supporting Zambia’s most at-risk children.
Like most we would like to save money and be more conscious of our spending, so we were really excited to take on the £2 Challenge with Zamcog and Voucherbox. We had 2 per person for the day, So I put the £8 together and purchased our shopping form ASDA, here's what we got and how we fed ourselves for the day.
Shopping List ASDA - One Day's Food Shop for a Family of Four
Asda Cornflakes £0.38p
Frozen White Fish Filets £2.15p
Tomato Puree £0.39p
Asda Rice £0.42p
Garlic bulb £0.20p
Total £7.38p = approx £1.85 per person
Corn Flakes and Milk
Toasted Cheese Sandwich
Fish Curry & Rice
For the Fish Curry recipe check our my Cod Curry recipe HERE, *I had some curry powder and chilli powder already at home, but if you don't just omit the coriander and buy the curry powder. Also in the recipe, I previously added a small onion, but I have made it many times without and it tastes just as good.
It was really a challenge to stick to the £2 budget and I had to be really aware of exactly what I was spending, I guess we don't always think how much we spend and often that few pounds or pence can go unnoticed, having a strict budget really made me think about what I spend and how much I take for granted the things that I just want to buy. It was a real eye-opener, and it can be done, so I really do intend to see how much more I can save week to week just by being mindful of what we eat and the costs.