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Eat Well for Less?

  • 2022
  • Season 8
  • 6 episodes
  • Food
  • Lifestyle

Summary

Chris Bavin and Jordan Banjo show families how to eat more healthily and cheaply.

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Episode 1: Eat Well for Less?

Summary

Glasgow couple Karen and Andy Stirrat have triplets, one of who is trialling a new chemotherapy drug while fighting an aggressive brain tumour. With so many hospital visits it's understandable that cooking and eating routines have fallen by the wayside. The pair tend to rely on ready meals and quick fixes, meaning lots of the food that Karen intended to cook ends up in the bin. Chris Bavin and Jordan Banjo want to get the family cooking more from scratch, so offer quick-and-easy recipe ideas. Plus, Jordan tries to boost Andy's confidence in the kitchen and Chris looks at how 21st-century tech might be able to help reduce waste

Review

Before you start wondering why Gregg Wallace looks so different, it’s no longer him who’s teaming up with Chris Bavin to revamp families’ bad eating habits. It’s Jordan Banjo. The programme’s formula remains the same though: A family who’re eating badly, racking up big supermarket bills, and wasting loads of perfectly edible food are shown the error of their ways and go on (hopefully) to eat better and save money.

You can totally understand why the Stirrat family in Scotland are a bit extravagant and wasteful though: Karen and Andy are incredibly busy with young triplets, one of whom is being treated for cancer, so despite their good intentions they usually make food that’s quick and easy. As they currently spend £230 a week on food the potential savings are astronomical, but the most eye-opening segment is the taste test Chris and Jordan carry out on food that’s well past its “best by” date.

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Details

Released on
2022-05-19
Languages
English
Formats
Colour

Credits

Crew

rolename
PresenterJordan Banjo
PresenterChris Bavin
DirectorPeter Jones
Series producerKate Drysdale
Series editorFiona Gay
Executive producerJo Scarratt-Jones

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  • Summary

    Glasgow couple Karen and Andy Stirrat have triplets, one of who is trialling a new chemotherapy drug while fighting an aggressive brain tumour. With so many hospital visits it's understandable that cooking and eating routines have fallen by the wayside. The pair tend to rely on ready meals and quick fixes, meaning lots of the food that Karen intended to cook ends up in the bin. Chris Bavin and Jordan Banjo want to get the family cooking more from scratch, so offer quick-and-easy recipe ideas. Plus, Jordan tries to boost Andy's confidence in the kitchen and Chris looks at how 21st-century tech might be able to help reduce waste

    Review

    Before you start wondering why Gregg Wallace looks so different, it’s no longer him who’s teaming up with Chris Bavin to revamp families’ bad eating habits. It’s Jordan Banjo. The programme’s formula remains the same though: A family who’re eating badly, racking up big supermarket bills, and wasting loads of perfectly edible food are shown the error of their ways and go on (hopefully) to eat better and save money.

    You can totally understand why the Stirrat family in Scotland are a bit extravagant and wasteful though: Karen and Andy are incredibly busy with young triplets, one of whom is being treated for cancer, so despite their good intentions they usually make food that’s quick and easy. As they currently spend £230 a week on food the potential savings are astronomical, but the most eye-opening segment is the taste test Chris and Jordan carry out on food that’s well past its “best by” date.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Released on
    2022-05-19
    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterJordan Banjo
    PresenterChris Bavin
    DirectorPeter Jones
    Series producerKate Drysdale
    Series editorFiona Gay
    Executive producerJo Scarratt-Jones
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Next showing

There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

Streaming

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