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Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin try and help families up and down the country save money and time when it comes to doing their weekly shopping and cooking.
Gregg and Chris come to the aid of the very busy Butler family from Wales. Teachers Neil and Angela have two daughters with very different eating habits. 17-year-old Ffion is a disabled swimmer, born with one arm. She trains twice a day and hopes to represent Britain at the 2020 Paralympics. Ffion is a meat-loving athlete, whereas 16-year-old Alice is a committed vegetarian who usually ends up eating a different microwave meal from the rest of the family.
Add to that Angela's love of pre-prepared, premium-brand products, and their shopping bill has become out of control. Can Gregg and Chris teach these teachers how to change their bad shopping habits?
Gregg Wallace and greengrocer Chris Bavin help families across the UK sort food fact from fiction and eat well for less. Gregg and Chris are in Chelmsford, Essex to help the Thomas family, a couple whose completely different shopping styles are causing arguments in the supermarket aisles. Newlyweds Mandy and Adie have four children between them. Brand-loving Mandy admits to having 'champagne taste with a lemonade income' - she never says no to the kid's food requests and, as a result, they go through 70 bags of branded crisps a week. Adie, however, thinks budget versions are just as good. Mandy also relies on convenience microwave meals whereas Adie likes to cook from scratch, leaving this couple completely at loggerheads. Can Gregg and Chris help them find a middle ground and potentially save them thousands a year?
Gregg Wallace and greengrocer Chris Bavin help families across the UK sort food fact from fiction and eat well for less. Gregg and Chris are in Leicestershire with the Taylor family, whose spending on food has spiralled out of control. Mum Lindsey bakes a cake every day for her family, and her baking obsession, along with a fear of the cupboards being empty and a love of brands, means that this family's food shop is over three times the national average. Daily cakes are not only bad for their budget but also for their health, and so Gregg and Chris introduce some new recipes to shake up the family's bad habits. Nutritionist Hala El-Shafie discusses the best way to buy fruit and veg and what to do when they are past their best, and Chris is at an egg farm tracing the eggs' journey from hen to supermarket.
Gregg Wallace and greengrocer Chris Bavin help families across the UK sort food fact from fiction and eat well for less. Gregg and Chris are in Hampshire with the Haynes family, whose different tastes mean that they are eating different dinners, causing lots of waste and their food bills to spiral. As Jodie is a childminder, she has lots of mouths to feed in the evening as well as their two young children. Husband Rob is often home late and prefers something spicier than Jodie's child-friendly dinners and so picks up pre-prepared meals for himself. Between the two of them, they are going to the shops 11 times a week and spending over twice the national average. The Haynes family likes to entertain with fizz, so Chris goes to Spain to see how cava is made and what the differences are between rivals prosecco and Champagne. Gregg and Chris also talk to nutritionist Hala El-Shafie about what to look out for when buying pre-packaged food.
This week, Chris and Gregg journey to Edinburgh to meet the Hoyland family. Dad Derek, who is coeliac, has not eaten the same meal as his family for nearly six years, living off salads to avoid any gluten in his diet. Mum Clair is brand obsessed, filling the trolley with frozen convenience food, diet-ready meals and litres of bottled water every week, spending over double the national average for a family of four. Their two children, Connor and Amy, long to sit down as a family and all eat the same meal, but Clair's fear of gluten-free cooking means she cooks three separate meals every day.
Can Chris and Gregg conquer Clair's gluten-free cooking phobia and finally get this family to sit down together and eat the same meal, as well as save them money?
Gregg Wallace and greengrocer Chris Bavin help families across the UK sort food fact from fiction and eat well for less. Gregg and Chris head to Wandsworth in south London to meet dental nurse Sheena King and her daughter Nila. Work pressures mean that Sheena's go-to is prepacked convience food, as well as organic produce, which she believes tastes better than non-organic food. Sheena never makes a shopping list, and spends on average three times more than the national average on the weekly shop, and since Nila is a picky eater so Sheena ends up cooking two separate meals everytime. Can Gregg and Chris curb Sheena's spending and show her an alternative way of shopping that will satisfy her expensive tastes, Nila's eating habits and save them money along the way?
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