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Woman's Own Credit Crunch Diet: Your Basic Meals

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Your basic meals
You might not be able to eat all the food on the shopping list, such as the lamb or cheese, but every day you should aim to have the following:

  • 1-2 portions salad, sweetcorn, carrots or broccoli
  • 1 glass grapefruit juice
  • 1 portion pasta or 1 potato
  • 1 portion meat, ham or tuna
  • 1 serving cereal
  • ½ pint milk
  • 1 satsuma
  • 2 slices bread
  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 apple

ItemCostPer item
Wholewheat penne (90g a serving)85p17p
Seeded batch loaf (14 slices)89p6p a slice
Fruit and nut muesli (10 servings in box)97p20p
2 pints semi-skimmed milk98p25p
1ltr carton ruby grapefruit juice1.6834p
4 loose carrots 50p13p
2 x tins economy chopped tomatoes94p16p
7 apples1.4922p
7 satsumas99p12p
1 tin economy sweetcorn29p10p
6 economy mixed fruit yogurts27p54p
1 tin economy peaches35p17p
Broccoli head49p25p
Baked beans53p26p
3-pack tuna in water1.2542p
4 large potatoes72p18p
6 medium eggs 1.4224p
Bag mixed salad leaves1.3937p
7 loose tomatoes 76p11p
8 bananas1.0013p
1 slice ham26p26p
2 slices cheese32p16p
500g lamb mince2.1572p


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This basket cost £20.49 for 21 meals over 7 days

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