YELLOW STICKER Meal Plan #32

Take the 'thyme' to meal plan!


This week I thought I would try something a little different! So as you all know the basis of the majority of our meal plans is 'eat what ya got' but this week I wanted to see how many meals I could get from the Yellow Sticker reduction bins. And you know what? I did pretty well...read on to find out what we have planned!


Budget Family Meal Plan #31

WTF! (Where's The Food!) 




Sorry, sorry, sorry! I took some time away and it taken me a while to get the laptop back out...but here I am. Meal plan thirty one. There is also a grocery haul, although not for this weeks meals (sorry!) over on YouTube so do pop over and give that a watch to (leave me a comment on YouTube and let me know you came from here!


Cheats Vegetable Samosas #MeatFreeMonday

Samo-so so good! 


Meat free Monday this week is all about getting the kiddos involved...Elsie actually made these cheats vegetable samosas all by herself...I even let her use the gas hob independently (off course I stayed very very close by!). This recipe is quick, easy and foolproof, what more could you want for a Monday!

Budget Family Meal Plan #30

Hands up who's hungry?


I can't believe that I have reached 30 meal plans here on the blog! Although I have been meal planning for a lot longer than 30 weeks...I actually think its coming up to 2 and a half years, maybe longer, and I cant believe how much meal planning has changed our finances! Before I started meal planning we would spend upwards of £90, then do a 'top up' shop in the week which would be upward of £30. Add to that the days we would probably end up buying something to chuck in the microwave and the nights we would order a takeaway and we was probably spending an extra £50 a week. And throwing the majority of that £90 food shop away! 

This weeks shop came to around £50 for 6 of us, which is actually a very expensive week for us (usually we spend around £30) but as it is half term I have planned for lunches too. I filmed a video about how I meal plan a couple of years ago, you can watch it here. Although I do shop slightly different now so should really update this video, but at least that will get you started!


Budget Family Meal Plan #29

Hands up who's hungry...


OK, so it has taken me a few days to get this post live, but her it is...even if it is 3 days late!

Slow Cooker 5-a-day Veggie Tagine and Fruity Cous Cous #MeatFreeMonday

Get your 5 a day in one hit!


I'm really big on meat free meals lately, I really want to cut down our intake to just one or 2 meat meals a week by the end of the year. I always thought that veggie meals would be boring and, well, samey. How wrong was I! I've probably eaten more delicious food in the last couple of months than I have in my life! If you are new to meat free meals, why not dip your toe in and try meat free Mondays for a few weeks first? This veggie tagine recipe is great for using up the last of your veggies, there is no veg that you couldn't put in here, and the fruity cous cous is just delicious and adds a sweetness that my kiddos couldn't say no to!


Family Meal Plan #28

dinner time...or tea time?


Another week, another meal plan! I make this my 3rd in 3 weeks yes? I'm gonna call that a win! Anyways enough of me peeping my own trumpet, on with the meal plan!