A recent survey by the Government’s Change4Life campaign revealed that families who plan their weekly menus ahead and cook healthy meals from scratch can save an average family £29 per week.
If endless planning, writing out recipes and following them sounds daunting and time consuming, it isn’t as Romilla Arber has done all the hard work for you and her kitchen essential “What’s for Dinner?” which can help you feed the family proper, healthy, home cooked meals each day.
As a mum of four, Romilla knows that writing out recipes each week to plan a variety of healthy meals for the family is a time-consuming task, but her book addresses this issue and each week begins with a menu plan together with a shopping list, for everything needed from freezer, store cupboard or fridge.
There’s a recipe for each day of the year, as well as two weekly tea-time treats, using seasonal ingredients. Each recipe feeds two adults and four children and not encourages people to cook in their home with confidence and rely less on convenience, pre-packaged meals.
Public Health Minister Anne Milton said: “Some people might think that eating a balanced diet is more expensive but that does not have to be the case. If we plan ahead and make better choices we can save money too.”
Romilla Arber founded The Food Education Trust, a charity dedicated to equipping children and adults with basic cookery skills for life. The Food Education Trust is wholly funded by “What’s for Dinner?” and has raised over £10,000 to date, and has provided much needed cookery equipment to schools, colleges and adult education centres in the UK.
“What’s for Dinner?” is available at all good bookshops and online at www.amazon.co.uk