A mum has shared how she feeds her family for five days despite spending just £25 at Aldi.
Ashleigh, known as @Cardiff.Mum on Instagram, shares photos of her Aldi shopping cart to help other parents with budget shopping and dining ideas.
By sharing her tips and tricks, the mother-of-one who works as a geography teacher, gained her 69,800 followers on instagram.
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Ashleigh’s recent releases have included Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Alfredo, Cajun Chicken Ciabattas, Chicken Tikka Jalfrezi, and Pulled Chicken and Chorizo Quesadillas, The mirror reports.
Along with recipes, Ashleigh shares her top tips for optimizing your shopping.
These include buying a kilogram of chicken breasts and using them in a number of ways and using spices you might already have in the cupboard.
Followers took to the platform to thank Ashleigh for the meal inspiration, tagging friends and family in the meal ideas.
Lu Weston commented, “It’s amazing! I’m definitely going to try some of these recipes! Thank you!”
Carissa said: “Ooo need the recipes. Sick of spending £100 on food shops!”
However, Aldi was not the cheapest supermarket in February.
That price goes to rival Lidl, according to the latest analysis comparing the cost of an average shopping list.
The monthly price test by Which? compared the cost of 23 essentials, including own brands and items such as Hovis bread, over 28 days – to reveal the cheapest grocer that month.
He found that on average shoppers would have paid £24.21 at Lidl.
It beat rival discounter Aldi by just 62p.
Ashleigh’s £25 Aldi shopping list
Ashleigh created a Instagram highlight reel of all her recipes and ideas for shoppers to check out if they are meal planning on a budget. She has step-by-step instructions on how to create her family meals.
Her shopping list (below) excludes items you may already have in your kitchen, like butter and sugar.
- Beef burgers
- Fresh arugula
- piccolo tomatoes
- A bag of small potatoes
- Leftover Sourdough Ciabattas
- A packet of mushrooms
- Pre-rolled puff pastry
- fresh parsley
- Sour cream
- spicy chorizo
- A packet of peppers
- wheat tortillas
- Bag of passata
- A bag of frozen raw or king prawns
- A large package of chicken breasts
- A bag of mashed potatoes
- A can of black beans or any legumes you have
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