Friday 22 September 2017

Feeding 2 For £25? Meal Plan & Shopping List!

Living on a budget isn't always easy, and one of the places where you can really cut costs is your weekly food shop. My boyfriend and I eat most foods, although I do try to avoid dairy where possible due to my lactose intolerance. That being said we aim to eat a healthy diet on a budget, and only spend £25 a week on food.

When it comes to saving on your food shop; the most important step is to make sure you have a food plan and don't go shopping without a list! By doing this you ensure that you will not overspend and will only buy what you actually need. We like to scroll through Pinterest and pull out any recipes that we want to make that week, we also like to look through the freezer and cupboards to see what we have that we can use in the coming week.

This is my meal plan for the week starting Monday 18th September. When planning the meals we like to make sure we have a mix which have both meat and are vegetarian so we can have variety. It is also cheaper to introduce vegetable based meals into the food plan a few times a week. This week was quite a typical week for us as we didn't have much going on. Since some of the meals have ingredients that have come from the freezer or cupboard they will not be on the shopping list.

The total for this weeks shop was £22.81, which left us with a few pounds to pick up any reduced items we came across so that these could then be frozen for the following weeks. Also many of the things we bought this week actually make more than just portions so we are able to freeze them, and have them next week; for example the tuna pasta bake.

How do you manage your food budget?

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