A COUPLE has revealed how they spent just £13 in Aldi on their weekly food shop.
And although the shop cost them less than £15 they say the meals they cooked from it were delicious.
The cost of living crisis has affected us all, with energy prices and the cost of food soaring.
Susan Newton, a writer for Lancashire Live, set about to get her food shopping for the week for £15.
She was thrilled when the total came to less and she had money left over, in total, Susan spent just £12.95 on meals for the week in Aldi.
The savvy writer decided to get a 1kg bag of rice for just 45p to bulk out the meals and then decided what to have to accompany it.
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She said: "Curries, chillies and stir-frys came to mind, so we opted for a oyster and spring onion stir-fry sauce at a very impressive cost of 39p.
"We also bagged a Thai green curry kit at a higher price of £1.59, but we know it's going to be delicious and easy to make, so that can be saved for a treat day."
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As meat-eaters the couple didn't want to deprive themselves completely of meat for the week, so settled on a meat that would go with most meals.
They decided to go with the cheapest chicken breast option, a pack of mini fillets that cost £2.79, which was enough for the two to eat throughout the week.
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Included in their budget shop were also beef mince, chopped tomatoes, chicken stock, and sausages.
This meant the couple could choose a variety of dishes to create such as lasagne, spaghetti bolognese and chilli con carne.
To accompany their dinner the couple also bagged garlic bread for the cheap price of 32p.
They also bought a bag of potatoes for 73p to make the classic bangers and mash for one evening and a sausage casserole on another.
Susan also snagged a freezer meal of chicken prawn paella, perfect for those evenings when you're just too tired to cook.
The couple were thrilled by their food shop and even said that some of the ingredients would stretch over to the next week.
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