This week's menu includes Chicken and Sweetcorn Pasta. A weeks food for just £17.26.

Our weekly shopping cost is around £20, easily giving a saving of £20 or more over ad-hoc shopping, and ready meals.

Weekly shopping list and menu takes away all the effort. A once a week shop helps you economise on ingredients. No need to wonder whats for supper tonight, just follow the plan

2016 Recruitment


Eating on a Budget (EoB) is commited to helping people eat well for less. Our target audience are students & those who are new to shopping and cooking for themselves. We are a small team that has been running the site for around 2 years now. To allow us time to grow the business via social media, extra content and polishing the current site we are looking for several writers to work on a freelance basis to provide us with weekly menus.


1) Free Lance - We will pay £40 for any menu submited and accepted that is published on the site. You will not be employees of Eating on a Budget but we will try and co-ordinate with our writers to ensure we have a menu for every week. 

2) Menu -  A menu is for the 5 week days, with a breakfast and lunch item. An evening meal may not be repeated more than twice and only one "ready" meal may be used in a menu. We would expect you to buy and cook the food youself so that you may accurately compose a set of instructions for how to make each meal along with a few sentences of blurb, suggestions etc. You would need to submit the menu via email and formatting will be carried out by the EoB team.

3) Photographs - We will need you to photograph the ingredients and finished dish of one of the evening meals to be used for the menu. 

4) Time - After doing menus for the past 2 years a good estimate for the ammount of time needed is 5-6 hours. This includes shopping, writting and photographing.

5) Free Subscription - All authors would be provided with a free monthly subscription for each menu published.

What to do next;

If you're intersted in becoming a freelance author for Eating on a Budget then please submit a mock menu to the following email address

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If you have any questions before submiting the sample meny, dont feel shy to ask. We're not a monolithic organisation, we are more than happy to steer you in the right direction.


New Students

Congratulations to all the students who have managed to secure a place for September 2016. Once your hangover has worn off, youll start to plan the final details of life in a completely new environment.

Don't wait for your first week in college to think about shopping and cooking for yourself. After your results, you will have over a month, giving you plenty of time to try out one or two weekly recipes, and learn to shop around for economical options with your food shopping.

If your family are thinking of buying you a subscription to Eating on a Budget, you shouldnt wait until 1st October. You will have plenty of time to show them your thanks by cooking a meal for them, or even making their packed lunches.

A final congratulations, and we look forward to having you come back to our site many times during your time at college.