Money saving meal plan

This week’s meal plan is a bit late, as we actually started it yesterday! I can’t stress how important it is to me to plan our meals. It means we eat healthily for less, and we don’t waste food. As we approach Christmas, we can’t afford to throw our money in the bin, so a money saving meal plan is essential.

Money saving meal plan


money saving meal plan

The weather here in Essex is cold, grey and wet, as it probably is anywhere in the UK right now. So a hearty, warming vegetable casserole is a good plan. I used celery, carrots, parsnips, mushrooms, peas with a good veg stock, thickened with a little flour and flavoured with rosemary and bay leaves.

The slow cooker is out and will be quite a lot through the winter I suspect. We will eat this with creamy mashed potato.


money saving meal planningA ready made nut cutlet for me and a pork chop for Mr S with roast potatoes, vegetables and gravy. Tesco do a really nice nut cutlet I have discovered, and they are currently on offer at three packs for £4. A good price!


Work is always super busy on Monday and I am likely to be tired. I will go for a vegetable stir fry with noodles and toasted cashew nuts. It takes very little effort and is really delicious. I will post this recipe soon!


Tuna pasta casserole with salad. This is super cheap and easy budget food.


Fisherman’s pie. I will keep this simple and cheap, using frozen haddock and hard boiled eggs in a white sauce with mashed potatoes on top.

money saving meal plan


Spaghetti cheese casserole. This is the ultimate comfort food and we have it regularly.


Cheese omelettes with air fried chips and peas. I am still enjoying using my air fryer! Chips cook so quickly in it – just as quick as frozen oven chips, just healthier.

This week’s money saving meal plan uses up food we already have, which means I won’t have to do any extra shopping this week, apart from some cheese, salad and milk.  What are you planning food wise?

This week 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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money saving meal plan

8 thoughts on “Money saving meal plan

  1. I am no longer a vegetarian, however, I eat mostly vegetarian. One of my favourite quick vegetarian meals is curried brown lentils. Made like a mince curry. Another is a can of brown lentils and a can of baby beetroot. Drain both, chop beetroot. You can chop in feta, and that’s the dish, but you can also add parsley, celery or whatever, and use dry roasted pumpkin seeds or nuts instead of the feta. You always seem to have a really nice assortment of meals, each week.

  2. I did a bit of shopping on the way home from church and found a small ham at 50% off so I’ve sliced and packaged it up into single servings and into the freezer. I’ll have a couple of slices tomorrow (Monday) for brunch – I’ll serve it with a lot of odds and ends in veggies and quinoa already cooked and in the fridge.

    I also have a turkey & ham pie (single serve) which I’ll reheat on Tuesday and serve with a salad.

    I’m eating lunch out on Wednesday (Advent service at church) so I will probably just have some fruit & cottage cheese for supper.

    Thursday will be sardines on toast (tinned and in tomato sauce) along with a salad.

    Not sure about Friday or Saturday as yet but there is lots in the fridge and the pantry so won’t be difficult to come up with something.

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