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Feed a Family for £50 a week....

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by Bethannie, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Bethannie

    Bethannie New commenter


    Sainsbury's have had to cancel their 'Feed your Family for £50' adverts.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2124811/Sainsburys-feed-family-50-adverts-banned.html

    The portion sizes were questioned (too small to feed 4 adults....too much to feed one adult and 3 toddlers!) - and nowhere near enough calories.
    The diet was unsuited to the under 4s.
    And the £50 did not include 'storcupboard' ingredients....garlic, herbs, spices, oil, flour, stock (presumably from a cube/tub?....fresh stock isn't in my cupboard!), ketchup, mustard, tomato puree....
    Also, extra fruit and veg was needed to bulk out meals and provide '5 a day'.
    Too much relaince given on 'bready' meals....toast and jam for breakfast 3 times a week...sandwiches for lunch....

    Now, I don;t know about you, but I'm sure we could get together on Cookery and do healthy meals for a family of 4 at £50 a week!
    How much would Sainsbury's pay us to use the 'TES Cookery Forum' approved mark?

    I think my 3 meal offering would be....
    Breakfast:
    Porridge (Made from oats not Reddy Brek) with dried fruit added.
    Banana
    Tea

    Lunch:
    Home made Veg and Lentil Soup (in a thermos for a packed lunch)
    Granary Roll
    Home made joghurt and fruit

    Dinner
    Home made Fishcakes
    Mashed Root Veggies
    Baked Beans
    Fruit Crumble. (Homemade)

    I haven't costed it - but it should fall into the required price bracket....a bit of foerthought needed to make the soup the day before I suppose.....and I think it's food most not-too-picky people will eat!

     
  2. Bethannie

    Bethannie New commenter


    Sainsbury's have had to cancel their 'Feed your Family for £50' adverts.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2124811/Sainsburys-feed-family-50-adverts-banned.html

    The portion sizes were questioned (too small to feed 4 adults....too much to feed one adult and 3 toddlers!) - and nowhere near enough calories.
    The diet was unsuited to the under 4s.
    And the £50 did not include 'storcupboard' ingredients....garlic, herbs, spices, oil, flour, stock (presumably from a cube/tub?....fresh stock isn't in my cupboard!), ketchup, mustard, tomato puree....
    Also, extra fruit and veg was needed to bulk out meals and provide '5 a day'.
    Too much relaince given on 'bready' meals....toast and jam for breakfast 3 times a week...sandwiches for lunch....

    Now, I don;t know about you, but I'm sure we could get together on Cookery and do healthy meals for a family of 4 at £50 a week!
    How much would Sainsbury's pay us to use the 'TES Cookery Forum' approved mark?

    I think my 3 meal offering would be....
    Breakfast:
    Porridge (Made from oats not Reddy Brek) with dried fruit added.
    Banana
    Tea

    Lunch:
    Home made Veg and Lentil Soup (in a thermos for a packed lunch)
    Granary Roll
    Home made joghurt and fruit

    Dinner
    Home made Fishcakes
    Mashed Root Veggies
    Baked Beans
    Fruit Crumble. (Homemade)

    I haven't costed it - but it should fall into the required price bracket....a bit of foerthought needed to make the soup the day before I suppose.....and I think it's food most not-too-picky people will eat!

     
  3. There are only 2 of us at home now but will have a bash. Some of the things you have mentioned, Bethannie, I would use too.
    <u>Breakfast-</u>
    porridge (with salt)
    milk
    fruit
    tea
    <u>Lunch </u>
    beans on toast or homemade soup(freezer)
    fruit
    yoghurt
    coffee
    <u>Dinner</u>
    freezer food e.g. spag bol, chicken curry
    salad
    juice/water

    I would spend the rest on wine!!!

     

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