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The Ahmed Family

Gregg and Chris visit a young family with very different tastes in food. Husband Ajaz loves spiced-up red meat, but wife Aliyah prefers milder flavours, so they never eat the same meal.

In Scotland, Gregg and Chris visit a young family for whom mealtimes have become hard work. With a two-year-old and a four-month-old, life is hectic for parents Aliyah and Ajaz, and a lack of time isn’t the only challenge the family face. Aliyah and Ajaz have very different tastes when it comes to food. Ajaz loves meat and uses chilli to spice up everything he eats, but Aliyah prefers milder flavours and isn’t keen on red meat, so they never eat the same meal and often end up resorting to takeaways. This is costing them more money and wasting food they already have. Aliyah and Ajaz want to reduce their red meat consumption, increase their veg and stop their reliance on takeaways. Can Gregg and Chris get them to change their costly ways?

Gregg tackles the couple’s waste, showing Aliyah a simple recipe to use up some of their regularly uneaten vegetables, whilst Chris and Ajaz create their own healthier version of Ajaz’s favourite takeaway - loaded fries complete with homemade chilli sauce.

Chris visits a chilli farm in Devon to try the world’s hottest chilli, and a team of tennis players test five lemonades to see which they prefer. Gregg shows Chris some easy tricks to increase your fruit and veg consumption, and the pair make a simple but tasty vegetarian pie.

57 minutes


Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    Saint Raymond


  • 00:02

    Will Joseph Cook

    Sweet Dreamer

  • 00:30

    Liam Gallagher

    Greedy Soul


Role Contributor
Presenter Gregg Wallace
Presenter Chris Bavin
Narrator Samantha Seager
Executive Producer Jo Scarratt-Jones
Series Producer Kate Drysdale
Production Company RDF Television West


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