Shopping to Save Money
I'm recovering from a chest infection at present, and can't keep on one task for long before falling asleep.. it's been a PJ-and-Sofa fortnight!
So, over the last three days I've tried to plan and cost our month's shop for February. This would usually take me a couple of hours; from planning meals to completing the online shop.
Last year I kept our monthly supermarket shop down to £150, and I was interested to see how well we could eat while attempting to stick around the same budget.
(Our supermarket shop doesn't include fruit, veg. and eggs, which is delivered weekly from a local farm shop.)
These are the meals we have chosen for the month: *
Homemade Veg Meatballs
Mediterranean baked veg with a goats cheese sauce
Roast meal **
Spinach and Mushroom Quiche
Lord Woolton Pie
Thai Green Curry
Cheese and Onion Pasty
* These are our main meals, some are repeated.
** We make a roast meal every Sunday for either us or us+family. We eat fish and eggs but not meat: they eat meat. Most weeks I make a veg roast or cook toad-in-the-hole with veggy sausages.
*** This stands for All Day Breakfast - our version is: scrambled egg, cooked mushrooms and tomatoes, veg sausages, baked beans, toast.
It is really important to eat well/be healthy.
All our meals are homemade.
I cut out salt and excess oil.
Having a varied diet is important to us.
Our breakfasts are cheap and easy - oats and chia seeds with fresh fruit.
We are able to afford this menu by being frugal everywhere.