The R500 Budget Challenge

Can you make five meals for a family of four with only R500?

We were determined to make five delicious and easy dinners that can feed a family of four for under R500, so we embraced the challenged and headed to WOOLWORTHS to do our grocery shopping. We made sure to capitilise on a special or two, like their buy 2 soup mixes for R65 and the veg combo deal, which was 4 for R95. 

Our total came down to exactly R495,00. Winning!

Check out our shopping list, and a set of pantry items that everyone has in their home:

Shopping List

  • 3x Tomato & Onion tins
  • 1kg Brown Onions
  • 1kg Sweet Potato
  • 2kg Potatoes
  • 1kg Gem Squash
  • 1x Bread Loaf
  • 2x Soup Mixes
  • 2x Sirloin Steak
  • Chicken Pieces (8)
  • 500g Pasta
  • 2x Tuna tins

Pantry Items:

  • Oil
  •  Salt
  • Pepper
  • Vinegar
  • Curry Powder
  • Chili Powder
  • Oregano
  • Cumin
  • Coriander
Play Video

Watch Graeme and Ryle whip up our first meal – a deliciously easy tuna pasta!

You can find all our recipes for the week below and a chance for you to WIN when you share your #R500Challenge mealspiration.

#R500Challenge Recipes

Tell us what five meals you will make for your family if you only had R500 to spend? 

Enter on our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram everyday for your chance to win one of five R500 WOOLWORTHS vouchers!

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