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The savvy mother reveals how she feeds her family of four on just 1.47 pounds a day


An accomplished mother of two shared how she manages to feed her family of four on a budget of just £ 1.47 per capita per day while still preparing delicious meals.

Scarborough make-up artist Drew Smith announced she prepares three meals a day and desserts for a total of £ 164.24 for the month.

Her delicious meals include everything from fresh fish with new potatoes and vegetables to spicy beef and garlic baguettes to homemade pizza.

For dessert, she also made blueberry cake, chocolate cake, jam roly-poly, and cheesecake.

Drew posted on the Facebook group, fed a family £ 1 a day and shared their diet. He revealed that she is shopping at Tesco Online to get the bargain prices.

Drew Smith from Scarborough shared how she manages to feed her family of four on a budget of just £ 1.47 per capita per day while still preparing delicious meals. Sponge cake shown

The savvy mother announced she cooks three meals a day and is spending £ 164.24 on desserts for the month total. Her burger meal is shown

The savvy mother announced she cooks three meals a day and is spending £ 164.24 on desserts for the month total. Her burger meal is shown

Her delicious meals include fresh fish with new potatoes and vegetables, spicy beef and garlic baguettes and homemade pizza. She also made blueberry cake (pictured), chocolate cake, roly-poly jam, and cheesecake for dessert

Her delicious meals include fresh fish with new potatoes and vegetables, spicy beef and garlic baguettes and homemade pizza. She also made blueberry cake (pictured), chocolate cake, roly-poly jam, and cheesecake for dessert

Drew (pictured) posted on the Facebook group, feeding a family £ 1 a day and sharing their meal plan. He revealed that she is shopping at Tesco Online to get the bargain prices

Drew (pictured) posted on the Facebook group, feeding a family £ 1 a day and sharing their meal plan. He revealed that she is shopping at Tesco Online to get the bargain prices

“In the past few weeks I've seen a lot of people struggling with their budgets to support their families and asking for cheap food ideas. It makes me a little sad that some people really struggle so much that I want to try to help.

“I'm in no way a master chef, but I like doing something close to a home cooked meal every day and something quite nutritious for lunch and breakfast. I feed a family of four (two adults, two children) and try to keep the costs down myself.

"I put together a four-week 'standard meal plan' that relies heavily on the types of foods my children like," she wrote.

“I understand that not everyone will like everything on this list, and I know that there are other ways to prepare the meals that I have been offering here. I simply chose the cheaper options to help families struggling to get tasty meals at a cheaper price.

Drew managed to prepare 84 meals and desserts on her £ 164 budget, including a flavorful beef baguette (pictured)

Drew managed to prepare 84 meals and desserts on her £ 164 budget, including a flavorful beef baguette (pictured)

Drew's delicious desserts include cheesecake

Drew cooks all of her desserts for the week on Sunday, pictured are her sponge cakes

Drew's delicious desserts include cheesecake (left) and sponge cake (right), which she bakes one Sunday a week

Drew also makes homemade scotch eggs (pictured) for her family as one of the many meals she bakes

Drew also makes homemade scotch eggs (pictured) for her family as one of the many meals she bakes

Pictured is the delicious chocolate cake Drew made for her family. She makes three desserts a week to keep on budget

Pictured is the delicious chocolate cake Drew made for her family. She makes three desserts a week to keep on budget

Drew shared her meal plan with the Facebook group to help other parents on a budget prepare meals (picture)

Drew shared her meal plan with the Facebook group to help other parents on a budget prepare meals (picture)

Drew also published her shopping list with a breakdown of the cost of each item for a total budget of £ 164.25

Drew also published her shopping list with a breakdown of the cost of each item for a total budget of £ 164.25

Drew also published her shopping list with a breakdown of the cost of each item for a total budget of £ 164.25

“I've also opted for the cheaper ingredients in most cases, so no bashing please, I just hope to help.

“I also understand that people have different sized servings, so I settled on an overall size that would support my family.

Drew added her tips would be to "gather the ingredients wherever you can".

She also said she had a baking day once a week to prepare the desserts for the week ahead.

Drew also made a chicken roast and a pork roast (pictured) which she served with fries and peas

Drew also made a chicken roast and a pork roast (pictured) which she served with fries and peas

Drew also made Dauphinois potatoes for their kids and has a slightly different schedule each week

Drew also made Dauphinois potatoes for their kids and has a slightly different schedule each week

Drew also whipped up a sponge cake for her kids that she could whip within her £ 164 budget

Drew also whipped up a sponge cake for her kids that she could whip within her £ 164 budget

& # 39; The total shopping list for a month (28 days) is £ 164.25 here, which is £ 1.47 per day per head for breakfast, lunch, desserts and dinner.

The post quickly generated hundreds of likes, and dozen of them thanked Drew for their insight.

& # 39; That's great! So helpful for staying on a budget and adjusting recipes! It's a great menu, "wrote one.

"This is amazing, just the menu alone is a huge help as I struggle with food ideas and only have myself and a 1 year old," added another.

"How sweet of you. I really appreciate that as I've been battling food ideas for a month and have to keep the costs really low, ”commented a third.

Sponge cake with cream and jam and chocolate icing and Maltese is also one of Drew's favorite cakes

Sponge cake with cream and jam and chocolate icing and Maltese is also one of Drew's favorite cakes

Chocolate concrete cake is also one of the desserts Drew put together on a budget to keep their kids happy

Chocolate concrete cake is also one of the desserts Drew put together on a budget to keep their kids happy

Fruit crumbs and cheesecake also appear on the list of Drew's meals, which are sometimes topped with chocolate (pictured).

Fruit crumbs and cheesecake also appear on the list of Drew's meals, which are sometimes topped with chocolate (pictured).

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