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Watching "Eat Well for Less"

September 14th, 2015 at 03:25 pm

It's just after 4:15 pm and I still need to:
- finish emptying the dishwasher
- bring up the bins from the street
- make sure F gets her soccer stuff together

We are leaving at 5 for soccer practice.

I wanted to quickly post about Eat Well for Less (on the BBC iplayer if you live in the UK). We watched the first season of this show, and we all think this season is a little better.

It's sort of like rubbernecking to watch what these families buy at the grocery store. But there are also really good ideas. We want to try the tuna burgers from episode 1, and the beetroot chocolate cake from episode 2 sounds interesting... it's a no-egg cake (and I always seem to have food allergy friends of various types so it'd be a good recipe to have on hand).

Here's the beetroot chocolate cake:
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/eggless-chocolate-beetroot-blitz-bake-cake

And here's the tuna burgers:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/tuna_burgers_87061

Bear in mind that I haven't tried either of these yet.

I also want to try the homemade veggie crisps.

The show is making me think about what's on our shopping list. We seem to buy a lot of snack foods (some tortilla chips, crisps, etc) and I think too much readymade food (not ready meals, but things like D's scones; this week I made muffins instead, but D still wanted his scones).

Have you seen the show, and is it making you think about your shopping?

4 Responses to “Watching "Eat Well for Less"”

  1. PauletteGoddard Says:

    I don't use the BBC website often enough for recipes. I did use it yesterday for Yorkshire Puddings. Although I have a few cookbooks w/Yorkshire Pudding recipes, I'm indebted to the BBC for posting one on a website that allowed comments: all commentators reported outstanding success. Thanks for sharing it here -- I'm now reminded it's the season for shellfish: yum yum.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I haven't seen the show, but it does sound sort of interesting.

  3. Elle [is for Lemon] Says:

    I haven't seen the show - and we don't eat perfectly in anyway - but I do really try to stay away fro pre-packaged food at the stores. We eat decently 80% of the time, and we do so by buying whole foods. If we eat bad, it's because we order in pizza or eat burgers out. We could be doing much better... and I am working on it. Smile I don't think it's crazy more expensive to eat better, but it does take more planning and organization (produce doesn't last too long...)

  4. scottish girl Says:

    I watched the first season, I'm going to find the new episodes and watch them.

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