Do you struggle to stick to a meal plan each week? Do you even have one? If not then I urge you to have a go!
Since I have started to properly meal plan our meals, and plan ahead for what we are going to eat all week, I have saved so much money and not wasted as much food. I only buy what food I need for each meal, and I have learnt how much we get through each week. I also don’t have that mad panic about what is for dinner each day!
A few weeks back we took a trip to Aldi for the first time, I was taking part in a campaign to see if I could feed my family on £2 each per day. I knew that Aldi would be cheaper for us to shop at, so gave it a go. Since then we have done pretty much all of our weekly shops there. We have saved so much money, and I have been completely surprised by the quality and taste. I was a bit of a ‘brand snob’ and thought that the Aldi food wouldn’t task very nice. However I have been proved completely wrong.
Each week I am going to put together my weekly shop to show you how much it all cost, and what we are eating each week. Hopefully it will give you some ideas for meals, and help you save some extra pennies too. Some weeks I am sure we will be more adventurous than others, and some weeks/days it will be super quick ideas too! We are a family of 5, husband, wife, son (12) and twin girls (7).
Hubby is the cook in our house, and we are going to start featuring some more recipes on my blog, which I will link to in the meal plans for you.
I hope you enjoy this series on my blog!
After shopping at Sainsburys last week, and then having to do a top up during the week as well. It worked out to be £45 more expensive for us to shop at Sainsburys. If this was the difference weekly, then we are going to be saving so much more shopping at Aldi!
This week we are trying to add some different dinners in, the Enchiladas are an old favorite that we haven’t done in a while, but they always go down very well in this house!
Aldi £61.94 – This includes school lunches, 7 meals, cereal, fruit and little cakes for snacks.
- Friday – Fakeaway Chicken Chow Mein
- Saturday – Meat Free Enchiladas
- Sunday – Roast Chicken
- Monday – Gnocchi With Kale and Mozzarella
- Tuesday – Chicken Pie with Leftover Chicken
- Wednesday – Fish Pie
- Thursday – Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese