Eating on a budget: How I spend just £12 per week on food

12 Nov 2021
By Ellie M., Post-grad at University of Glasgow

I’m often asked by friends and family how I manage to spend so little on my food shopping every week. The answer is simple: I plan!

I initially started planning my meals because I had just moved to university and hadn’t ever cooked more than toast. It was far too much to think about learning to cook and deciding what I was going to eat every day.

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Crafter, casual gamer, and future forest ranger. I'm Ellie and I graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2021 with a degree in Film Studies and Theatre. I grew up in rural Aberdeenshire and am still trying to figure this ‘adult’ thing out.