I was lucky enough to be selected recently to be a ‘Morrisons Mum’, thanks to Morrisons and BritMums, so that I could put their new ‘I’M Cheaper’ products to the test. So with the hubs and two kids in tow, we hit the Reigate store to see what we could find…
The first thing that we wanted to make out of all the shopping was a yummy, quick and clean salmon and vegetable stir-fry.
You will need (for two servings): – 2 leeks, chopped – 1 bunch asparagus spears, chopped into pieces – 8 broccoli florets – 1 tsp dill – Half a courgette, chopped – 4 cherry tomatoes – Juice of one lemon – 2 salmon fillets, flaked or whole, up to you
What to do:
Wash and prep your vegetables.
In a large pot, pan or wok, heat some oil on a medium heat. Add the leeks and fry for 1-2 mins.
Add the broccoli, asparagus and courgette fry for another few minutes. Add a good splash of water so that the vegetables steam cook too.
Add the dill and the cherry tomatoes and stir well.
Add your salmon and more water if you need to. Put a lid on the pan to steam cook until the salmon has changed colour and cooked to your liking.
Squeeze over lemon juice and serve.
The cost per serving for this dish is: £3.63 (you could make this about 50p cheaper per serving by leaving out the asparagus and using something like frozen peas instead).
The second recipe that we wanted to try was one of my favourite things for breakfast; a green smoothie!
You will need (to make approx. 1 litre):
– 2 apples, juiced – handful of pineapple – 2 handfuls of spinach – 1 banana – 2 kiwi fruit – 1 mango
What to do:
1. Chop and prepare the fruit.
2. Blend fruit and apple juice together.
3. Add the spinach and give a final blend to make sure all lumps are out.
4. Serve and enjoy!
The cost per approx. 300ml serving is: £0.76 – I think this is an amazing price! So much cheaper than bought smoothies and you know there isn’t any added junk in it either. Plus, this tastes amazing.
As someone that makes all of our meals and sauces from scratch, I could definitely see the price differences, particularly on the fresh fruit and vegetables. I also found some of our cupboard staples were cheaper than our usual supermarket, such as almond milk (cheaper by 10p), 4 pack of bagels (cheaper by 10p) and packs of chicken breast (cheaper by over £1). The quality of the produce was really good and fresh – I love the fruit and veg storage that sprays water on the items. We got our coriander from there (which was also cheaper than where we usually buy it from, plus it was a bigger bunch) and you could tell that it helped to keep them really fresh.
We managed to get all of our food and drink, 7 days worth, for just under £72 (it did include a few treats that I normally wouldn’t buy, like Ben and Jerry’s, Schloer and Evian water – that’s what shopping with your husband gets you)! So I know it definitely wasn’t more expensive to shop at Morrisons, compared to where I usually do (Asda or Tesco).
I would definitely recommend popping to your local Morrisons and see what you could be saving. I just wish they did grocery delivery in my area… hopefully soon!