Meal Planning W/C 29/10/2018

A few weeks ago a chat about household spending with a few friends inspired me to add up the amount we spend on food per month for our family. I am not ready to tell you the exact amount yet but suffice to say that it would make us a firm candidate for that Greg Wallace show where they “surprise” a family in the supermarket and then force them to make their own baked beans and such.

Since MrG has zero interest in appearing on the BBC anytime soon, I have made it my mission to be more careful with our food budget by planning most of our meals each week. KatyKicker has a fabulous blog all about helping people to save money so from now on I will be following her lead and every Friday I will be planning out my meals for the following Monday to Friday. I might include weekends but to be honest it’s almost always Pizza on a Saturday and a Roast on Sunday.

So, that’s the plan. Katy will be my Greg Wallace (but with more hair) and hopefully sharing my meal plan with you will make me take notice of where our budget is going. I am also hoping it will help me not to veer away from eating healthily!

I would love for you to share your favourite family meals in the comments!

Meal Plan


Breakfast: Fruit and coffee.

Lunch: Chicken burger and chips

Dinner: Tandoori Chicken Skewers with salad (pictured)


Breakfast: Porridge with honey and raisins and coffee

Lunch: Jacket potato with beans

Dinner: Vegetable noodles with Aldi Pork Fillet (pictured)


Breakfast: Porridge with fruit (pictured)

Lunch: Slimming world Banquet rice

Dinner: Steak with roasted vegetables


Breakfast: Breakfast wrap and coffee

Lunch: Soup and chicken skewers

Dinner: Mexican style hash with egg (pictured)


Breakfast: Porridge

Lunch: Tuna and veg pasta (pictured)

Dinner: Jerk Chicken leg with Jacket potato and salad

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  1. October 30, 2018 / 11:38 am

    Good luck with the meal planning!
    You are so organised planning every meal.
    All your meals look and sound amazing x

  2. October 30, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    i find meal planning really helps save money and you can budget your food spend. Also less waste and less money spent. Your meals sound lovely xx

  3. November 2, 2018 / 7:41 am

    Wow, your meals look SO fresh and appetising. Lovely to see you joining in. I usually share posts twice a week, and pin, and comment quicker than this, but i’ve had the dreaded lurgy! Normal service will resume now x

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