Can you live on £10 a week?
By 5 live reporter Michelle Dignan
Can you survive for a week on food bought using just £10? That’s the question I have been challenged to answer next week.
On last Thursday’s Your Call (16th Feb) a heated debate began over how much it costs to live on healthy meals. There were some awful stories from callers who claimed to starve themselves at times, saying they literally don’t have a penny to do anything differently. But there were others who argued the opposite, claiming that it doesn’t cost a lot to eat at all.
So, how far will a tenner get you? I’m going to find out.
It’s just me. I have no husband or children to look after, which is why I only have £10 as my budget. When I was growing up my mum was a single parent with three children to feed, and sometimes we did just get nuggets and chips on a plate; it was cheap and easy to cook. But can cheap and healthy go together?
So far, as I try to think ahead, I have porridge on my list of items to buy. Can you help with any suggestions to add to this? What can I buy to create a healthy breakfast, lunch and tea? And maybe some snacks (will I be able to afford those?)? Any ideas that you have would be much appreciated…
Michelle Dignan is reporter for 5 live Travel