Voucherbox are challenging bloggers to feed their family for £2 per person for the full day. When I initially heard this, I wondered whether it was possible but definitely wanted to give it a try.

For each post published about the £2 Challenge, Voucherbox will donate £50 to Zamcog to help the charity continue their goal of supporting Zambia’s most at-risk children through food and education. It costs £2 to feed, educate and clothe a child in Zambia every day, that is it, a measly £2, about the same as most people pay for a coffee on the way to work, the same that it costs for 2 of the chocolate twist pastries that Lucas has already got a taste for.


feed your family for £2 per person for the full day






Chicken goujons and hummus



Vegetable stir fry





Shopping list:

6 Tesco free range eggs 89p

270g Castle Lea breaded chicken goujons £1.35

200g Tesco houmous £1.10

120g Tesco chow mein stir fry sauce 50p

320g Tesco vegetable and beansprout pack £1

300g Amoy straight to wok medium noodles 89p

Mango 69p


Total £5.98


I would like to nominate Raimy at Readaraptor Hatchling


Prices correct 02/02/2017 at Tesco



16 Comments on Feed your family for £2 per person for the full day

  1. Jo
    February 2, 2017 at 7:33 pm (1 year ago)

    I’m always surprised at how well we can eat for so little a day. Just goes to show that we probably buy way more than we need.

  2. Jon
    February 2, 2017 at 9:56 pm (1 year ago)

    Well this amazing blog post puts what we spend on food in our household to shame!

  3. Jen
    February 3, 2017 at 1:11 pm (1 year ago)

    If you’d told me it were possible, I wouldn’t have believed you. But you proved me wrong! Good on you. Certainly food for thought, or less of it as the case may be.

  4. Emma
    February 4, 2017 at 1:15 pm (1 year ago)

    Such a great idea to raise awareness of a really worthy course – well done for managing. £2 really doesn’t sound like much but you’ve shown it can be done!

  5. Anosa
    February 4, 2017 at 8:29 pm (1 year ago)

    I was born in Zambia and grew up in UK and though I am not sure how much my parents spent on us I know £1 can go a long way let alone £2. What a lovly challenge

  6. Kara
    February 5, 2017 at 8:57 am (1 year ago)

    I think it is doable, however, I think mine would get pretty fed up quickly of what was on offer

  7. clare AKA Emmy's Mummy
    February 6, 2017 at 10:09 pm (1 year ago)

    You’ve done really well – my kids would be happy with this menu

  8. Lisa Backsnbumps
    February 8, 2017 at 11:32 am (1 year ago)

    I think everyone taking part in this test is amazing. We spend far too much on shopping. I think once you’ve got your cupboard stocked if you were cooking in bulk this challenge might be easier.

  9. Hannah Spannah
    February 10, 2017 at 12:42 pm (1 year ago)

    Wow, that’s incredible, well done you. It’s food for thought and I’m tempted to take part myself. Thanks for joining the #weekendblogshare

  10. Adventures of Mummy and Me
    February 12, 2017 at 2:59 pm (1 year ago)

    Wow, I can’t believe you’ve managed to get a families daily meals for £2 each a day! I’ve seen lots of these posts going around recently, and every time I do I cringe at how much we spend in comparison! I think I’ll have to look into doing this myself to try and cut down our spending a bit! #DreamandSparkle

  11. Kat
    February 12, 2017 at 5:39 pm (1 year ago)

    This is such an excellent cause and you’ve created a great menu! #DreamSparkle

  12. Vicki
    February 13, 2017 at 11:49 am (1 year ago)

    What a great cause – hadn’t heard of it before. It’s amazing how little we HAVE to spend to eat well, but like you say, there are so many ‘treats’ out there these days that it’s so easy overspend and overbuy.

  13. Peachy and her Mommy
    February 14, 2017 at 6:06 pm (1 year ago)

    This is a really clever idea. Goes to show that you don’t need a lot of money to eat well. #DreamandSparkle

  14. Nikki
    February 19, 2017 at 11:01 am (1 year ago)

    Well done for completing the challenge! Just goes to show that it can be done! #DreamandSparkle

  15. Voucherbox
    February 22, 2017 at 3:45 pm (1 year ago)

    Thank you for your post! We will be donating £50 to Zamcog which will feed, educate and clothe an at-risk child in Zambia for 1 month.


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