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My Holiday Hunger Challenge meal plan

Beverley is taking our Holiday Hunger Challenge in the first week of July. She will be living off a food and drink budget of just £2.50 a day to raise awareness of food poverty in the UK, especially during the school holidays which can push many families into food insecurity and poverty. With the help of wonderful people like Beverley, we can raise funds that will help more children return to school happy and healthy – and give parents a tasty time too!
Over to Beverley… 
Here is a draft of my weekly food plan. I plan to do most of my shopping at my local Lidl, and I may still have to make some adjustments. I am trying to imagine starting from scratch with nothing in my cupboard. This is really difficult, I can understand why families on a limited food budget would buy ready /convenience foods, as stocking up on store cupboard items, eg. lentils, stock cubes, dried herbs, to cook from scratch is expensive to start with, though healthier, more varied and cheaper in the long run.


Day Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Sunday Porridge/banana Sardines on toast, 2 sliced tomatoes. An apple. Roast stuffed chicken thigh/1/2 jacket potato/2 carrots/1/2 tin peas-

Dessert: Tinned mandarins/ 1 tbsp plain yoghurt

Monday Toast / ½ tin baked beans Sardines on toast, sliced tomato, grated carrot


Chicken thigh/salad            ( lettuce, tomato, grated carrot, slice red onion)/jacket potato.

Dessert: Tinned mandarins/ 1 tbsp plain yoghurt

Tuesday Toast /1/2 tin baked beans Sandwich-Wholemeal bread, chicken thigh,1 tbsp sweetcorn, mayo, 1 tomato.

Dessert: tinned mandarins/ 1tbsp plain yoghurt

Frittata- 2 eggs, ½ jacket potato sliced, 1 tbsp sweetcorn, half tin garden peas, mixed herbs, with (lettuce, tomato, grated carrot, sliced red onion) and cheese.
Wednesday Toast/ egg Veg and lentil soup-jelly/tinned mandarins/ plain yoghurt Mince burger, toms, onion, mixed herbs, salad mixed, ½ tin red kidney beans. Swiss roll, custard- packet, banana- rest made into a trifle for tomorrow
Thursday Toast /egg Veg and lentil soup, 1 slice bread-large orange sliced Mince/chilli half left from mince, added ½ tin kidney beans, chilli powder. ½ jacket potato

Banana custard trifle

Friday Toast/ egg Pitta bread pizza, salad. Banana and yoghurt 2 servings-Veg and lentil soup- added half tin butter beans, toast with cheese melted on.


Saturdayv Porridge/banana Pitta bread pizza, salad. Apple and yoghurt Fish, baked with crunchy herb topping, 1 jacket potato and tin mushy peas.

Piece swiss roll and large orange.


Beverley will be sharing more of her experience throughout the week. Follow us on social media to see more.

Would you like to get involved with the Holiday Hunger Challenge? It’s not too late- we’re running it throughout July. Click here to sign up!

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