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!

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!

Week 1 – Aldi £60.35

  • Friday – Fish Cakes, Homemade Chips & Mixed Veg
  • Saturday – Homemade Tuna & Vegetable Pizza
  • Sunday – Roast Chicken
  • Monday – Chicken Pie With Leftover Chicken
  • Tuesday – Toad In The Hole
  • Wednesday – Slowcooker Spaghetti Bolognese 
  • Thursday – Homemade Turkey Burgers & Homemade Chips



  1. Sounds like a good week! I’m rubbish at meal planning at the moment, need to get back on it!

  2. The London Mum Reply

    Sounds like a good meal week to me! I may be visiting you daily (if I know where you were) lol. x

  3. We have all good intentions when it comes to meal planning, and mostly I think we stick to it, but sometimes we slip up or get out of the habit and end up spending more money / eating less healthily. It definitely makes a big difference for us.

    • So hard to stick with it all the time, I must remember to write up this weeks!

  4. Some lovely meals on your meal plan. I do like Aldi but its a bit further out for me and I mostly shop online! xo

    • We used to shop online all the time, and now have to make a special trip about 20 minutes away to go to Aldi. So it isn’t as easy but we do save so much money doing so.

  5. Yum, sounds like a good week of food. We’ve not had toad in the hole for ages will have to pop it on our meal plan! x

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