I save loads on food – I even made five delicious family meals for just £25 by shopping at Aldi – this is what I buy | The Sun

A SAVVY mum has revealed what she buys at Aldi to slash her grocery bills – and she even managed to make five delicious family meals for just £25.

With the cost-of-living crisis having the nation by its grip, millions of households have been forced to find new ways to save money, especially as the energy bills are set to soar.

Luckily, one mum has come to the rescue and shared her savvy shopping experience which has helped her feed her entire family for a couple of days. 

Ashleigh, who goes by the name of Cardiff.mum on Instagram, regularly posts about her life as a mum to her daughter Adaline. 

And in one video, which she shared to her 230k fans, Ashleigh showed how she managed to make five family meals for just £25. 

The parent thanked She thanks Aldi for the amazing shopping haul.

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Out of her food shopping, she managed to make a wide variety of nutritious and mouth-watering meals, such as a hearty Indian traybake with garlic naan, as well as parmesan crusted pesto chicken bagel burgers.

Offering a helping hand to fellow parents and cooking enthusiasts, the savvy shopper also shared her grocery list and recipes.

''Enjoy and tag me in anything you make, so excited to see how you put them together,'' she wrote in the caption of the clip.

Indian traybake

The first scrumptious meal was a filling Indian traybake dish, which she served with garlic naans and Tikka thighs.

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Alongside these Ashleigh had also included fragrant chickpeas, garlicky roasted veggies with a generous dollop of homemade mint yoghurt dip.

Chicken burgers

For Day 2, the cooking fan found some chicken breasts and decided to use them up for burgers.

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''Pesto-coated chicken breast burgers fried in a parmesan crust with fresh rocket, crunchy red onion and garlic pesto yoghurt dressing.''

When it comes to buying chicken, the mum recommended purchasing large packs of this meat.

''Buy 1kg or large pack of chicken breasts and stretch them between all meals.

“Plan the meals which use the same veg and divide the veg up before you cook.

“Marinate chicken the night before using whatever spices you have, it makes a huge difference to simple meals.

“Make meals using spices/oils/herbs and bits you already have at home (cheddar cheese, olive oil, garlic etc).”

Mexican taco bowls

The third meal she managed to make out of the bargain buys was Mexican-inspired and perfect for vegetarians or those trying to cut down on their meat consumption.

These taco bowls came with ''halloumi slices layered over cajun roasted peppers, mexican rice and your favourite taco fillings topped with spicy chickpeas and crunchy red onion, all in a bowl made out of a tortillas''.

Creamy pasta

Towards the end of the week, the mum also whipped up a creamy Cajun ricotta pasta with cheesy chorizo.

Describing the dish, Ashleigh wrote: ''A smokey, creamy, cheesy pasta topped with crispy chorizo pieces, fresh garlic and rocket.''

Lemon and garlic kebab

The final meal was for those Greek food lovers – chicken kebab wraps with a feta and mint dip.

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''Chicken breast strips cooked in garlic and fresh lemon layered in a toasted wrap with feta, mint, rocket and fresh tomato.''

For those keen to try the delicious recipes, the mum has also shared the steps on her Instagram stories.

How to cut the cost of your grocery shop

SAVING on your shop can make a big difference to your wallet. Here are some tips from comparison site Money.co.uk about how you can cut the cost of your shopping bills:

  • Write yourself a list – Only buy items that you need. If it isn’t on your list, don’t put it in the trolley
  • Create a budget – Work out a weekly budget for your food shopping
  • Never shop hungry – you are far more likely to buy more food if your tummy is rumbling
  • Don’t buy pre-chopped veggies or fruit – The extra they’ll charge for chopping can be eye watering
  • Use social media – follow your favourite retailers to find out about the latest deals
  • Be disloyal – You may want to go to different stores to find the best bargains
  • Check the small print –  It’s always worth checking the price per kg/lb/litre when comparing offers so you’re making a like for like decision as a bigger box won’t necessarily mean you get more
  • Use your loyalty cards – Don’t be afraid to sign up to them all. They all work slightly differently – work out what bonus suits you better and remember to trade in your points for additional rewards

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