Channel 4’s Super scripmers recently featured a family who bought almost exclusively processed food. In my book Survival Guide for the Skint, I talk about how you are really employing a personal chef when you buy ready prepared food. If we’re honest, most of us are not rich enough to pay someone else to cook for us.
The family in question held a dinner party and prepared a three-course meal for 7 adults and 2 children for £15. The same event would usually have cost the around £80.
The couple also discovered to their surprise that cooking is a lot easier than they expected. How much money could you save by learning a few simple skills?
Even better news – everyone agreed that the meal tasted better than the ready made stuff!
I’m very keen to spread the word that eating real food is better for you than buying products. If you’ve been put off by fears that fresh ingredients would cost too much, this will reassure you.
Buy natural foods, cook delicious food, save money and improve your health. You win all round!
This is a joint Survival Guide for the Skint and Learn to Eat Well blog post.