Save 40 per cent on your Christmas dinner by switching to frozen food

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  • Buying frozen Christmas dinner food could save you more than £15, meaning you'll have extra funds to splash out on an extra bottle of fizz or dessert.

    Christmas dinner is a firm favourite for many people during December. It’s the one-month where you can happily indulge in several roast dinners a week as you fit in various festive celebrations with friends, colleagues and family.

    But when you’re pulling out all the stops and planning a dinner at home, the shopping soon adds up and catering for a lot of people can make a big dent in your bank balance.

    Making one simple switch however, which doesn’t compromise on flavour, you can save up to 40 per cent on the cost of your Christmas dinner.

    On average, a frozen Christmas dinner including: turkey, pigs in blankets, Yorkshire puddings, sprouts, roast potatoes and carrots from Iceland, costs £19.50 compared to £34.80 on average if using fresh ingredients.

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    There is a lot of stigma and misunderstanding surrounding frozen foods as many people, wrongfully believe that frozen foods aren’t as good for you.

    On the contrary, frozen vegetables often lock in the goodness and if it helps families on the way to achieving their five-a-day it can’t be too bad.

    According to a survey conducted on behalf of Iceland, 20 per cent of Brits plan to spend the majority of their festive budget on Christmas food. So if you can feed a family of six for £3.25 a head, why wouldn’t you?

    Neil Nugent, Head Chef at Iceland, said: ‘Christmas dinner is one of the most important meals of the year, but it shouldn’t have to cost the earth in order to have a fantastic meal. We are proud to offer our customers great value food all year round and Christmas shouldn’t be any different.’


    Iceland’s macarons could make a sensational centre-piece

    You can even pick up an extra dessert without feeling the pinch. Iceland have a decadent macaron tower available for just £3 a box. This is £22.50 cheaper than the equivalent from Paris’ Ladurée.

    Iceland’s £19.50 Christmas dinner includes:

    · Bernard Matthews Golden Norfolk Turkey, Large – £13.00, 4.7kg

    · 12 Sausage & Bacon Rolls – £2.00, 276g

    · 20 Yorkshire Puddings (25% extra free) – £1.00, 362g

    · Frozen for Freshness Button Sprouts – £1.00, 900g

    · Luxury Goose Fat Roast Potatoes – £1.50, 1.05kg

    · Frozen for Freshness Baby Carrots – £1.00, 900g

    Will you be swapping to frozen this Christmas? Have you always cooked your Christmas dinner from frozen? We’d love to hear your thoughts and tips so head over to our Facebook page to get involved!