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A Thrifty and Frugal New Year - Less than £1 a portion challenge

Wednesday 1 January 2014
For most of my friends, online and offline, January is a very long month from a financial perspective.  Most people are paid earlier than usual in December and the January payday in our household is the last day of the month.

Making money stretch is difficult, fixed bills need to be paid, one of the few expenses most households can cut back on is groceries and food spending.  I've written a few posts about how to eat well whilst spending less:

£35 Live Below The Line Meal Plan feeding all 5 of us for 7 days

I'll be trying to be as savvy and thrifty as I can when compiling my Family Meal Plans in January and beyond, making sure we eat nutritious meals that are delicious whilst also carefully counting our pennies.

With this in mind I decided to start a linky for meals, made from scratch, costing less than £1 a portion.

To take part, simply blog about any recipe, made from scratch and enough to feed at least 2 adults, where each portion costs less than £1. Should you live abroad, you can still enter, just check the exchange rate to ensure your meal costs the equivalent of £1 British currency or less per portion.

There are a few rules:

Please link back to this post
Use the logo within your post
Tweet using #LessThanOnePoundChallenge
Closing date – 28th of the month
By entering you are agreeing to let me use an image from your entry on this site, and to pin to Pinterest.
Please be respectful of other people’s copyright

You may also want to link up your recipes to Credit Crunch Munch, the fab frugal food linky created by Helen and Camilla.

I’ll be looking for guest hosts later in the year, so please email me if you are interested. utterlyscrumptious at gmail dot com 


  1. I will try but I am not very good at the linky bit!

  2. I'm no good at these type of challenges, but I'll definitely keep an eye out for cheap meals, what a great idea!

  3. My meals are often under £1 per head so I love this idea! Have added the badge up my veggie burgers, thanks for telling me about the challenge!

  4. Here is my Student's fish pie recipe. http://chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/students-fish-pie.html

  5. Hello Michelle , I have just linked up my recipe for a tasty fish dish =http://sliceoffme.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/tasty-fish-dish-in-1-ready-in-10-minutes/
    into your recipe challenge and have also tweeted abt it,cheers! Manjiri


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