Home Economics

Eat well, spend less

by Jane Ashley

  • Published: 28 Dec 2017
  • Price: £14.99
  • Format: Crown Quarto Paperback
  • Extent: 256p
  • ISBN: 978-1-78072-3440
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Feed your family on £35 per week! 

An invaluable guide to producing wholesome, tasty meals for families on a budget.


Jane Ashley is the real deal – a busy working mum who loves good food but has to balance nutrition and cost. A few years ago, she set herself the challenge of feeding her family at a hyper-affordable price –£1 per person per day. She tried multiple different eating plans: vegetarian, vegan, even gluten-free – and in this book, she compiles the best of her recipes and advice to show you how to do it too.

From fried bean tacos to Thai curries, Jane’s delicious and thrifty meals – all with recognisable ingredients and simple instructions – are easily adapted whether you are cooking for one or have multiple mouths to feed.

There are day-by-day menu plans, fully-costed shopping lists – budgeting for £35 per week for a family of four – and top money-saving tips to show how everyone can feed their family on a varied and healthy diet without breaking the bank.


About Jane Ashley

Jane Ashley is a graphic designer, who lives with her husband and daughter in London. She was inspired to try feeding her family on an extraordinarily tight budget after speaking to a friend who works at a local food bank and hearing about the struggles of people living on very little money.