In this episode, Susanna and Matt join the Puri family in Kent. Stuck in a rut of cooking the same things week in week out, this family need some inspiration in the kitchen. Matt takes on the challenge to broaden their culinary horizons with light, bright and low-cost dishes; meanwhile, Susanna finds out which supercheap instant coffee shoppers prefer before putting the winner up against a market leader. Susanna also investigates how we could save hundreds of pounds in our weekly meat shop.
Susanna and Matt are in Essex with the Evans family.This family rely on premade sauces and packets for their meals and make nothing from scratch. Desperate to save money and take their children on holiday, shows them some fantastic family favourites each for under a pound a head to get them cooking and saving. With a classic fish pie and delicious chicken curry for less than a fiver for the family the Evans cooking habits are transformed. Susanna is taste testing cola and pitting the supercheap with superbrand giant Coke to see which shoppers prefer. And as many of our favourite snacks seem to have fallen victim to shrinkflation and we could be being charged the same amount for smaller packets Susanna investigates how we can fight back and beat the shrink.
This week Susanna and Matt are in Wolverhampton to raid the kitchen of takeaway lovers the Cookes.With five daughters Mum and Dad are so busy that they often reach for the phone rather than cooking from scratch.So Matt has to deliver dishes fabulous enough to rival their beloved takeouts. With a healthier homemade fish and chips meal coming in at under a pound a head and a Chinese feast to rival their favourite takeaway for just over 7 pounds for the whole family! Susanna is at Billingsgate Fish Market to see how a few changes to our fish shopping habits could mean big savings and we put shortbread to the supercheap taste test- how will the budget biscuit stand up to famous brand Walkers?
Susanna Reid and Matt Tebbutt return with a new series of the show aiming to keep family food spending under control. In this episode, they are in Kent to help the Ockendens. This family of six are overspending on their food bill because mum Sarah has to cook many meals to satisfy her fussy family. Matt takes on the challenge to reinvigorate their meal times with sumptuous dishes which will get them all eating together and save them money including veg-packed meatballs for just 88p per person and a fabulous Mexican feast for six people. Susanna finds out how people can save money by shopping smarter when it comes to veg, and puts the nations favourite cheese and onion crisps to the taste test. How will the super-cheap winner stand up to market leader Walkers?