I'm a savvy mum – here's how I make 24 meals for my family of four for just £20 | The Sun

WITH Christmas around the corner and energy prices rising, we’re all trying to keep our costs down. 

Luckily one savvy mum has shared her budget meal plan for the week – with all the ingredients costing just £19.81. 

Heidi Ondrak, known online as @duchessofthrift, regularly shares money-saving content with her 30,000 followers on TikTok. 

In one of her recent videos, the savvy mum shares seven dinner ideas, including jacket potatoes, toad-in-the-hole, and a bacon, cheese, and broccoli pasta bake. 

All of the recipes come to less than £4 each and feed a family of four.   

“It’s got past the middle of the month, so I’ve done a really, really economical meal plan for the week. 


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“So I’m doing 24 dinners for £19.71. Let me show you the menu. 

“So on Saturday, we’ve got jacket spuds with beans. 

“Then we’ve got a toad-in-the-hole. That’s one of the cheapest meals that we’ve made, it comes in at £1.89.

“Chinese noodles, and then I’ve got frittata and chips. 

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“Pasta Alfredo, corned beef hash, bacon, cheese, and broccoli pasta bake. 

“So this is one of the cheapest menus I’ve done, and the stuff on there that’s store cupboard stuff, like with the corned beef hash it has tin stuff in it, I’m lucky that I’m really fortunate that I’ve never had to use a food bank but if you’ve got the packet mash and corned beef, you could potentially make that. 

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“The same with the plain pasta and the tomato puree and the passata. 

“So this is what the shop looks like. I’ve done it from Sainsbury’s and the reason I did it with Sainsbury's is that mash, on my Nectar points, I got that on offer. 

“Quite a lot of this came in that I got money shaved off on my Nectar offers. 

“I bought a big pasta, that was more economical, but quite light on meat this week and we’re having to rely on quite a lot of pasta and vegetables. 

“Eggs feature quite heavily, and the jacket potatoes were a bargain. 

“A lot of home brand stuff. 

“So that, as I say comes in at £19.71. So this is what I’m calling the ‘past the middle of the month’ shop, and actually, there’s enough food there to feed all of us with an evening meal for the week. 

“So that’s £24 meals for £19.71.” 

Fans loved the savvy meal plan, with the video gaining more than 3,000 views. 

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In the comments, Heidi’s followers thanked her for the bargain dinner ideas, with one writing: “This is great, love u plans.”

Another said: “Great thank you.”

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