Keeping a few essential items in your cupboard can save serious money on your food budget. These favourite ingredients offer the best value for money because they’re versatile and long-lasting – and, most importantly, are guaranteed to produce really easy, hassle-free meals.
I regularly set myself the ‘Eat the kitchen’ challenge. This means I rummage through my cupboards, fridge and freezer, devising meals ideas which don’t involve buying extra ingredients.
Doing this has taught me which store cupboard essentials I regularly rely on to come up with meals requiring little preparation and hardly any spending.