Budget Family Meal Plan #45

OK...OK....so I fell of the 'sharing our meal plan' wagon didn't I! But fear not, I am back to hopefully bring you some tea time inspiration! I will also share 5 days of pack up ideas later in the post so keep on reading!

We started meal planning on and off about 3 or 4 years ago but I have been making regular weekly meal plans for the last 18 months. By planning our meals, making, and sticking to, a shopping list our food shop costs have dropped from £120 a week to around £60-80 a week, which is a great saving in itself yet by also changing the day and time we shop, from a Saturday afternoon to a Friday night, we have reduced our food shop BY HALF again, and so now our shop each week comes to between £30 and £45. I highly recommend heading out to the supermarkets for the end of day yellow sticker bargains if you can, both me and Dean used to turn our nose up at the people hanging around for the reductions trolley, but how wrong we were! I will get around to writing a post and maybe filming a video to tell you how to shop yellow sticker stuff smartly, I promise!

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Although I didn't share our meal plan last week, the meal plan went really well and we actually had 7/7 planned meals!

I post some of our makes, bakes and meals over on our new foodie based account over on Instagram @feedingmyfamilyforless for a week or so, I also plan on sharing some cook with me and grocery hauls on IGTV too, so please click the follow button if you are on Instagram, it would mean the world!

Here is this weeks meal plan...

Saturday: Sticky honey mustard sausages, wedges, corn on the cob, onion rings and BBQ beans 

A little bit of a fakeaway platter with all the sides, but for half the price! I got some Homepride sticky mustard cooking sauces in Heron, I got 3 sachets for £1...but in Asda they are £1.99 EACH! 

Sunday: Mango chutney chicken BLT triple sandwiches. 

Something quick and easy after a day at football! 

Monday: Slow cooker pasta bolognaise and garlic bread

Changes in our schedule mean we are back to football training on Monday nights, so something easy in the slow cooker that we can all have at different times.

Tuesday: Chicken and bacon pie, mash, veggies and gravy.

The only mid week night we don't have anything on! So something I don't have to rush about to make!

Wednesday: Slow cooker spinach and chickpea curry.

We have had this before and its so nice!

Thursday: Slow cooker jacket potatoes

Thursday night we have my niece/nephew and sister for tea (she comes to football too) so something easy for the night. 

Friday: Veggie paella

Meat and fish free, just veggie filled paella, will use up all the last bits of veg before we go food shopping. 

1 comment:

  1. All of your meals sound amazing especially the sticky honey mustard sausages & the mango chutney chicken BLT triple sandwiches. x


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