Meal Planning Monday: Week One of Spending Less.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Meal Planning Monday: Week One of Spending Less.

This month I have set myself a challenge to reduce our monthly food bill. I wrote about the steps I am going to take and I am keen to see how much I can save. We seem to be spending money all over the place at the moment and we need to save in somewhere and our food shop seems the best place to start. If you follow my blog, you will know that I have been meal planning for some time. I have been using it to organise myself since starting work. I haven't really cared about how much we are spending. Well not until now! Last month it turned out that we spent a whopping £565 on our food shop for 5. (There may have been a few bottles of wine in there as they were on special offer!)

This week thanks to a trip to Lidl and a careful survey of the cupboards meant that we spent £78 and still have lots that will feed us this week. So what will be on this weeks plan?

Monday: Pork meatballs

Tuesday: Ham, egg and chips

Wednesday: Chili jacket potatoes

Thursday: Butternut squash and halloumi salad

butternut squash and halloumi salad


Friday: Smokey pork and black bean tacos.

Saturday: Some kind of BBQ. We are working with Stokes Sauces and I am excited to try them out as their packaging makes the sauces look and sound delicious.

Sunday: I am not sure yet, but maybe some Salmon as the older two love it.

So in the coming week I will be making sure that we don't overspend on unnecessary food, have as little waste as possible and probably go to Lidl to save some more! Do you have any tips for me?


linked to  The Organised Life Project and Katykicker

2 comments:

  1. Good luck with the money saving. It sounds like you have made a great start.
    Great meal plan x

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  2. Meal planning definitely makes a difference where budgeting is concerned. I find things add up when you just 'pop' to the village shop for one or two extra things - or when you buy food out and about. Your meal plan looks great. Thanks for linking up.

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