Budget Family Meal Plan #48

Whether you are new to meal planning or are a seasoned expert I hope that these meal plan posts bring you some inspiration! 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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Find out how last weeks meal plan went on our new food blog Feed My Family For Less. I try and post weekly 'what we ate style posts. So if I am being a good blogger and I am all caught up you can find a run down and a cost per head over there! (If not, then huge apologies and i hope that there is at least something over there that interests you!)

I also 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!

Anyways enough of the gabble, here is this weeks meal plan...

Monday: Veggie Tacos #MeatFreeMonday

Yep, more tacos, and another meat free choice. If you haven't ever but garlic breaded mushrooms in your tacos...mate...you are missing out!

Tuesday: Cheesy pasta 

Kids (and Dean's) fave, we haven't had it for ages so it was about time it made a comeback!

Wednesday: Spaghetti and meatballs

My Nan gave us some tinned meatballs in tomato sauce so just to use them up I will do a super quick spaghetti and meatballs, adding in some onion and mushrooms, and maybe some garlic and herbs if the sauce needs it.

Thursday: Fish fingers, chips and beans

Kiddy fave for our busy 'everyone round' night.

Friday: Homemade pizzas

Half term week so we will celebrate the end of the week with some homemade pizzas. We will even make our own easy pizza dough.

Saturday: Fakeaway McDonalds. 

Cheese burgers or chicken burgers with fries and maybe some ice-cream milkshakes!

Sunday: Sauteed herby potatoes and bacon with sausages 

This looks like one of those meals that took loads of effort, in fact its super easy! I will share a recipe soon.


  1. You can't beat a nice quick freezer dinner for the kids can you! Daisy loves fish fingers.

    Thanks for linking up & have a wonderful week x

  2. Hmm sounds like a lovely week - I was just saying on another menu plan that I haven't bought fish fingers for ages. Must add them to the next shopping list ! :)

  3. Your meals always sound so good!
    Garlic breaded mushrooms in tacos! I need to try that! It's a genius idea!
    Fab meal plan x

  4. Garlic mushrooms in tacos are not something which I would have thought about doing for sure this is something which I might have to try in the future. Thank you for sharing your meals

  5. what a lovely week you had, love the mcdonalds idea with the milkshakes. and meatballs are soo good this time of year


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