I'm a mum-of-four – here's how you can save £60 a week with your food shop | The Sun

A MUM-of-four has revealed a top tip to use at the supermarket for cutting down on food bills.

Ashleigh Mogford, otherwise known as Cardiff Mum on Instagram, has shared a nifty trick you can use when you shop at Aldi.

Inflation is predicted to hit 20% as a recession looms, so many hard-up households are searching for new ways to save money.

What's more, food bills have risen by an extra 11% per year for the average household – that's a whopping £533 more.

But fret not – one savvy mum has found the perfect way you can meal plan for less.

It'll cost you under £30 to buy 15 frozen meals from Aldi when the average weekly food bill, according to The Express, is £108.

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That's an average saving of £60 per week.

Ashleigh teamed up with nutritionist Lily Soutter to help her find the Aldi bargains. They also double as healthy substitutes for cheap but poor quality dinners.

Ashleigh wrote to Instagram: "This meal plan consists of 15 hearty and nourishing recipes which all feed four people. They will help money go further and make mealtimes simpler and more affordable."

And fans in the comment section were all for it.

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One person said: "The next set of meals!"

Another mused: "15 meals for £30! Heard our prayers for next week!"

And one more typed: "This is a brilliant account."

Some of the meals available to buy are:

  • Veggie Deluxe Pizza
  • Cheesy King Prawn Fish Pie
  • Sausage and Egg Shakshuka
  • Easy Breakfast Omelette
  • Spicy Plant Based Meatball Pasta

You can search all the meal deals here or visit the Amazing Savings section in store.

Find your nearest Aldi using this handy store locator tool.

Do keep in mind stock is subject to availability, though, so you might want to call up ahead to avoid disappointment.

Prices vary depending on which meal you choose, but you can get a Loaded Wedge Salad for as little as £3.52, for example.

What other ways can I save on food shopping?

Don't forget about these easy tips to slash a few pounds off your weekly shop.

Get a loyalty card

Signing up for a supermarket loyalty card can often help you to get cheaper prices on essentials.

If you have a loyalty card, you may find you can get extra points or discounts, particularly if you buy petrol from the same supermarket.

The Sun recently compared the best supermarket loyalty cards in this handy guide.

Asda is the latest supermarket to promise shoppers extra perks, bringing it in line with Lidl, M&S, Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Tesco.

But it's worth comparing loyalty schemes – and remember you don't have to stay loyal, despite the name.

Know when to shop

Heading to the shops when products are marked down and bright yellow discount stickers are applied can save you serious dough.

If you shop in the evening, you are more likely to find goods that have been marked marked down.

But each branch of a supermarket will have their biggest discounts at slightly different times of day.

We put together a handy guide to what time supermarkets including Aldi, Asda, Tesco and Lidl reduce their prices.

Make a list

One of the most common mistakes shoppers make is going out underprepared.

Making a list will help to stay focused on getting the items that you really need, rather than being drawn into impulse purchases.

Another tip is to choose a smaller trolley – or a basket, if possible – to shop with.

A bigger trolley will look emptier even after you've finished trawling the aisles, and can encourage you to pick up more items.

Swap to own brand

Ditching items with labels like "finest" in favour of "own" or "value" can be worthwhile.

The Sun regularly tests supermarket own brand products to see if they can beat the big brands.

Lidl's own brand Freeway Cola costing 47p beat other supermarket's own brands to be crowned the best by The Sun.

While the budget supermarket's own brand orange juice was also found to be the best alternative to Tropicana.

The brand's Smooth Orange Juice costs £2.75 compared to Lidl's Simply Orange Juice, which is just 55p.

You can also try checking frozen alternatives to fresh fruit and vegetables, and looking on the lower shelves where customers are known to find better deals.

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