For many families sticking to a food budget is an essential part of life. However with the rising costs of foods and household products it can be hard. Each week I am delighted to be sharing with you a delicious, healthy meals, for the whole family, that can be made for under £5. Having three children and animals means that our weekly shopping bill can be high, but since I changed where I buy our food and household products from I have noticed a huge drop in our weekly expenses. Yesterday I shared my top money saving tips which include meal planning, writing a shopping list, using a calculator as you shop to name a few. But the one biggest influence on our shopping bill has to be switching to Aldi. Last week I posted a picture via my social media platforms showing what I had spent at Aldi for a weeks worth of shopping.
I was not surprised by the response. So many people also commented on how they had also switched to Aldi and were spending a lot less each week! I spent £55.92 and bought vegetables, cereals, free from milk, cows milk, a lot of fruit, cat food and even a box of dishwasher tablets that cost £5.99 so our food shopping actually came to under £50!
Today I am going to share with you a meal that was based on Aldi's Haddock and Kale Kedgeree. In usual Hijacked By Twins style I have taken the recipe and adapted it to taste and added extra vegetables.
This is what I did...
Smoked Haddock Kedgeree
250g smoked haddock
100g shredded kale
1 head of broccoli, cut into small florets
1 red pepper, chopped
2 tsp curry powder
Salt and pepper
1 fish stock cube
1 - Place the haddock in a pan and pour over 600mls of fish stock and bring to the boil, reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 8 minutes, or until it flakes
2 - Using a slotted spoon remove the fish from the stock and place in a bowl and leave on one side for later
3 - Add the rice to pan of fish stock and bring to the boil
4 - Simmer the rice for 10 minutes or until it has absorbed all of the water. If you need to add more water to soften the rice then do
5 - Using a deep saute pan heat a little spray oil and gently heat
6 - Add the broccoli florets, kale and pepper to the pan and stir fry over a medium heat
7 - Add the cooked rice and sprinkle over the curry powder and mix thoroughly
8 - Flake in the smoked haddock, season with salt and pepper according to taste and serve!
This is not only a healthy, tasty meal but also a great budget dinner. This is what it cost...
- Smoked haddock - £2.59
- Shredded kale - 49p
- Broccoli - 35p
- Red pepper - 47p
- Long grain rice - 40p
- Total - £4.30
I even had enough rice and kale leftover for another meal!
Next week I am going to show you how to make a hearty, budget beef stew so do not miss it, because you will not be disappointed!
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Disclosure: This is a collaborative post