Living Below The Line: Day 5

The final day and I am so so so looking forward to tomorrow. The lack of fruit and fresh veg has left me feeling so rubbish and I can’t wait to eat ‘properly’ tomorrow. All the fresh fruit we had went to the girls so we have had pretty much nothing all week. I can’t Read the full article…

Living Below The Line: Day 4

As we near the end of day 4 the end is in sight, so here’r a rundown of today’s meals.  I had a piece of toast with jam while the girls had cereal and a piece of toast too. Lunch was leftover rubbish risotto from yesterday, made slightly more bearable by the fact I fried Read the full article…

Living Below The Line: Day 3

As we finish our third day I feel slightly panicky about the next few days – packets are beginning to empty. Today for breakfast we had cornflakes and milk (watered down for me and hubby to make the bottle last longer for the kids). Lunch was a boiled egg and toast and dinner was rice-sotto (risotto Read the full article…

Living Below The Line: Day 2

As I write this my head is banging and my stomach rumbling. My headache has been constant for the past few days, which I think is to do with not having any caffeine and very little sugar. Breakfast today was 1 slice of wholemeal toast with butter and jam. Mid morning the kids shared a Read the full article…

Living Below The Line: Day 1

Day 1 of living below the line is almost complete so here is what we have eaten today and how we found our first day. Breakfast was cereal – I had to really water down the milk on my cornflakes as hubby fed him and the kids while I slept in this morning and he Read the full article…

#belowtheline Spaghetti With Tomato And Vegetables

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This spaghetti dish comes in at a super thrifty 46p for a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids) – less than 12p a person! It is really tasty too, the stock cube flavours it really well. The veg goes super soft and disguises well in the sauce, which is great for fussy little ones. Read the full article…

Living Below The Line: Meal Plan

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After much thought over the past few weeks, and some last minute changes when a few products were unavailable in my shop, here is my meal plan for the week. I expect the beginning of the week is going to be a real challenge with the worry of eating too much too quickly. I’ve counted and Read the full article…

Living Below The Line: Shopping

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Today we did our Live Below The Line shop, ready for our week of living below the poverty line. We did it at our usual supermarket Aldi and spent £17.01. I planned our a meal plan and shopping list in advance but a few items were out of stock or had changed in price. The Read the full article…

Live Below The Line 2014

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For the 5 days beginning the 14th of April 2014, we’ll be eating and drinking on £1 each per day for Live Below The Line. We’ll be raising money and awareness for the Hunger Project UK. The Hunger Project is a global, non-profit, strategic organisation committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. The Hunger Project mobilise women, Read the full article…

Creamy Coconut Curry

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A super simple homemade curry with no need for hundreds of spices as it only uses curry powder. Great with meat or vegetarian, dairy free, mild and sooo tasty –  kids and adults will love this. I am not really a fan of making curries, mainly because they always have a huge list of ingredients Read the full article…