because good eating doesn’t have to cost a fortune
For the month of August I had the pleasure of guest hosting Credit Crunch Munch, a money-saving, frugal recipe blogging challenge by Helen from Fuss Free Flavours and Camilla at Fab Food 4 All. Good eating doesn’t need to cost a fortune asfood bloggers have shown – have a browse through their 27 fantastically frugal recipe suggestions and tips below!
Use foraged or home grown fruits to make your own jam, alternatively keep an eye out for reduced supermarket bargains in the fresh fruit aisle.
1. Raspberry and Blackberry Jam by Fab Food 4 All. Get the recipe.
2. Slow Cooker Peach Jam by Tales from the Kitchen Shed. Get the recipe.
3. Apple, Rhubarb & Ginger Jam by Anne’s Kitchen. Get the recipe.
4. Mirabelle Plum Jam by Fab Food 4 All. Get the recipe.
Vegetarian meals are often inexpensive and quick to make. Check out this fantastic selection of veggie recipes:
5. Healthy Vegan Green Goddess Dressing by Fuss Free Flavours. Get the recipe.
6. Slow Cooker Summer Vegetable Cheesy Cornbread by The Baking Queen. Get the recipe.
7. One Pot Rich Pumpkin & Tomato Spaghetti by I’d Much Rather Bake Than… Get the recipe.
8. Puy Lentil and Chard Soup by Jacob & Me. Get the recipe.
9. Aga Roasted Tomatoes by Jane’s World. Get the recipe.
10. Creamy Curried Lentil Salad by The Taste Space. Get the recipe.
Slow cooking, batch-cooking and jazzing up leftovers can be a great way to prepare cheaper cuts of meat or making a Sunday roast go further.
11. Budget Beef by the Life of Spicers. Get the recipe.
12. Ulster-Scots Pasties by Vohn’s Vittles. Get the recipe.
13. Smoky Black Bean & Chorizo Soup by How to Cook Good Food. Get the recipe.
14. Monday Pie by Mint Custard. Get the recipe.
15. Chicken Kebabs Take Away Style by Tales from the Kitchen Shed. Get the recipe.
16. Spicy Chorizo and Egg Fried Wholegrain Rice by Anne’s Kitchen. Get the recipe.
17. Sausage & Mushroom Penne Pasta by Gingey Bites. Get the recipe.
18. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork and Home Made Coleslaw by Let’s Try This at Home. Get the recipe.
Indulging in a sweet treat doesn’t have to break the bank. Check out these amazing frugal puddings!
19. Banana S’mores by Fab Food 4 All. Get the recipe.
20. Homemade Oatmeal Chocolate Bars by Drizzling Delicacies. Get the recipe.
21. Blackberry and Rose Geranium Crumble by Lancashire Food. Get the recipe.
22. Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispies by Chocolate Log Blog. Get the recipe.
23. Wholemeal Vegan Banana, Blackberry and Cardamom Cakes by Blue Kitchen Bakes. Get the recipe.
24. Raspberry & White Chocolate Cake by Hay in a Day. Get the recipe.
25. Chocolate Truffles by The Baking Explorer. Get the recipe.
26. Stewed Blackberries with Vanilla by Blue Kitchen Bakes. Get the recipe.
MONEY SAVING SUGGESTIONS
27. Finally, Becky over at Veg Hotpot has plenty of great tips on how to make the most of your freezer. Read her suggestions.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s Credit Crunch Munch round up. If you would like to share your own frugal recipe ideas link up to September’s host Sarah over at Maison Cupcake.
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