Meal planning is really important if you want to save money on your groceries. We focus on healthy and filling budget food here at Shoestring Cottage. I mainly shop at Aldi and Lidl, but will also pop into Asda and Tesco to check out their offers. They also have a better selection of vegetarian food for when I don’t have time or am too tired to cook.
My budget food meal plan often gets changed about a bit, but we basically stick to it. I find it saves time as well as money. Anyway, without further ado here is this week’s budget food plan.
This week’s budget food plan
We are off out for a birthday treat! Because we live in a military town, there are two restaurants run by Gurkhas. We have been to one of them a number of times and the food is delicious. Tonight we are trying the second one. It is amazing value at around £15 a head.
For the meat eaters, a giant pig in blanket left over from Christmas. I had to wait until there were enough people about to make it worth defrosting! I will have a nut cutlet and will serve both with roast potatoes, vegetables and Yorkshire puddings.
Cheesy mushroom and lentil cottage pie with vegetables. Only I am in for dinner, but I will make the whole amount and eat it later in the week as well.
The tuna plait went down well the other week, so I am making it again. We will have this with salad and home made fries from the air fryer. I haven’t used this for a while and it makes really good, low fat chips.
Cottage pie made with minced beef for the meat eaters. I will have some more of the vegetarian version. Lots of veg and gravy with this.
Brown rice and Mediterranean vegetables. This will make sure the rest of the mushrooms get used up and there is a pepper in the fridge as well. Mr S can have a bit of chicken with his if he fancies it but I shall have it as it is.
Lazy Friday cheese omelettes and jacket potatoes with coleslaw. We always have something quick and easy to end the week
Desserts and snacks
You need to plan in a few treats to a budget food meal plan. We have a lot of bananas, so I want to find time tomorrow to make some banana muffins for snacks throughout the week. Greek yogurt with honey is another favourite dessert. If we still have leftover bananas we can eat these with custard. Yum!
So this is out budget food plan for the week. What are you eating?
As usual, I am linking up with Katy Kicker. If you want more ideas on meal planning and saving money, take a look at her blog.
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