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How cheap can you get?

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by justjudith, 20 July 2014 Social URL.

  1. justjudith

    justjudith *waves hello*

    I am on the cusp of deciding whether to come back to Slimming World or staying with calorie counting.

    I am an online member

    what I was wondering was how cheap you can go on your weekly shopping bill.

    I have a freezer but live on my own. Microwave is me best friend at the moment. I'm mainly vegetarian. I don't have a car but do have access to Aldi.
     
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  3. RebekahR

    RebekahR Well-Known Member

    On your on with aldi I would say 20 quud is doable per week

    Fruit
    Vegetables
    Potatoes

    Tinned sweetcorn
    Tinned tomatoes
    Pasta/ rice

    Quorn mince
    Eggs

    Treats - choc/crisp/popcorn

    Keep it simple!

    Speed soup, quiche, chilli, bolognese , lots of fresh super 6 fruit! :)

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  4. Elvisfan4life

    Elvisfan4life Well-Known Member

    Add aldi baked beans and mushy peas to that list
     
  5. Willbeslimjen

    Willbeslimjen Well-Known Member

    Cous cous
    Use aldi super six to plan your meals
    Cook in bulk and freeze it makes it cheaper
     
  6. Jaffa Cake

    Jaffa Cake Well-Known Member

    Cheap nutritious and speed food are dried beans various varieties and lentils. Perfect on green days.
     
  7. nicolajr1986

    nicolajr1986 Well-Known Member

    I think its meat that makes slimming world pricey so if your veggie its probably ideal :)
     
  8. justjudith

    justjudith *waves hello*

    Thank you for all your suggestions

    I should have said I don't enjoy cooking.....

    I will give SW another whirl I think - as I have a load of SW friendly foods in my cupboard.

    Now to plan a shop to Aldi and an on-line shop at Asda....... got to get my dog food :)
     
  9. janetelizabeth

    janetelizabeth Well-Known Member

    I'm not exactly a vegetarian, don't eat any meat but do have eggs, and some fish.
    Aldi cans of tuna....74p are a good buy and versatile, if you eat tuna.

    Glad you're carrying on with SW...I don't have many £££ to spend on food either.
     
    Last edited: 21 July 2014
  10. Elvisfan4life

    Elvisfan4life Well-Known Member

    Since shopping at aldi rather than tescos i save £35 to £40 a week and big a lot more...aldi meat is brilliant no waste and i can get 2 or 3 meals for 2 people pit of each joint...we have lamb and beef week about and always a large chicken which is fab value cant rate it highly enough
     
  11. sarahmun

    sarahmun Well-Known Member

    We have very little money as a family of 4 and sometimes do.a shop on £40 a week so its definately dooable. On the weeks i cant afford much i tend it stick to routine of savoury rices and quiche for lunch and pastas and rice dishes for tea as my kids eat seperatly as they are fussy lol. This shop includes sweets, dog food and other treats for kids. Aldi is my best friend lol.
    Sarah x
     
  12. justjudith

    justjudith *waves hello*

    Thank you all for your suggestions....

    Aldi here I come tomorrow :)
     
  13. NewMe14

    NewMe14 Well-Known Member

    If you make something with say mince bulk it out with your Superfree vegetables. I can get 2/3 meals from it that way just label and freeze :)
     
  14. janetelizabeth

    janetelizabeth Well-Known Member

    One thing I don't like about Aldi & Lidl....is they don't accept credit cards. I use mine to help me spread the cost, I do repay the whole amount so never pay any interest but...don't always have cash in my current a/c.
     
  15. NewMe14

    NewMe14 Well-Known Member

    I'm in Ireland and the aldi's here started accepting credit cards about a month two months ago. I'd check again I'd say your aldi is the same
     
  16. janetelizabeth

    janetelizabeth Well-Known Member

    Oh thanks Newme!!! I want to LIKE you several times!! lol
    I just did a search and YES they are....Thanks you so much for that valuable info! :clap:
     
  17. NewMe14

    NewMe14 Well-Known Member

    You are very welcome. All here to help each other xx
     
  18. janetelizabeth

    janetelizabeth Well-Known Member

  19. Gwella

    Gwella Well-Known Member

    I'm semi-veggie (eat fish) and find that fish and fruit are my biggest costs. That's partly because I'm picky about fruit and like the exotic ones.
    I think if you can identify the cheapest fruits and veg it helps a lot - frozen broccoli, frozen sprouts, carrots, things that are in season.
     

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