Feeding a family of 4 needn’t break the bank thanks to Aldi!


Reviewed by Louisa Nashir

As avid Aldi shoppers my family and I eat healthy, feel full and save a pretty penny.

My local store is Eccles in Greater Manchester and we are there every Saturday to do our weekly food shop. We find everything we need in the store which is brilliant as it means we don’t need to visit other supermarkets and corner shops.

This week I chose to do a filling and healthy week and my slow cooker and Actifry came in useful when preparing the weeks meals.

Breakfasts through the week consisted of toast, fruit, yoghurt and cereal. We had sausages and bacon rolls on the Sunday.

My husband is up at 5.45am each morning for work so has toast and cereal, the teenager of the house usually opts for cereal too and the youngster loves fruit and yoghurt a for breakfast. I am a little naughty and often skip breakfasts as I am not hungry in the mornings.

My husband works full time and has quite a hands-on job so come lunchtime he is pretty ravenous. With the cooler weather settling in my husband this week opted for soups, stews, and tinned lunches that are quick to prepare and filling.

The teenager in the house takes a packed lunch to school and this consists of a drink, sandwich, fruit, crisps and a chocolate bar.

The youngster of the house has school meals.

My lunch is usually soup, pasta or a jacket potato loaded with beans and cheese.

Our evening meal is an important time to us as a family as it’s the one meal where we can sit together and talk about our day.

The youngest has a few after school activities during the week so we always make sure we plan our meals on these days so they are ready to serve when everyone is home.

Our evening meals this week were…

Monday – Shepherd’s Pie and Veg.
Tuesday – Chicken Casserole, Jacket Wedges and Veg.
Wednesday – Pasta Bake and Veg.
Thursday – Sweet Potato Curry.
Friday – Bacon and Kale Stir Fry and Wedges.
Saturday – Stew, Dumplings, Potato and Carrots.
Sunday – Bacon, Egg, Sausage, Tomato and Beans.


As you can see we all are extremely well and all enjoyed our meals.

Feeding a family of 4 for £70 is achievable thanks to Aldi’s low priced yet high quality foods. I am looking forward to attempting this challenge this Christmas!

Rating: 5/5

Why not visit your local Aldi this week and see if you can feed your family for £70 without comprimising on quality. To find your nearest Aldi store visit www.aldi.co.uk.


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