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|FOOD|meal plan Monday - wk 2 9 January


It seems just 2 minutes since I last posted and here I am with my second meal plan of the year. 

Well last week kind of went according to plan. We stuck to all meals except for one night we're an impromptu evening with friends resulted in a takeaway pizza. So although I did manage to stay within my budget for the week. We obviously spent an extra £17 on pizza, considerably less than we usually spend on a pizza I add, by going half and half and saving on some calories!  The Hubs paid for this as he's saved about £35 on packed lunches due to me making them for him. 


I shopped at Asda and the bill came in at £18.91, I do think this was slightly more than if I'd have shopped at Aldi as intended but going there did mean I wasn't having to stop off twice so I think it was worth it. I'm
Determined to stick to a smaller budget until I've at least used a few bits up.  I did buy T some cheese breadsticks and yoghurts which were about £1.50. 

I plan to inventory my freezers, pantry and stock cupboard this week and base next weeks plan on using up items from there, although I'm going to need quite a lot of fruit and veg. 


I ordered some takeaway dishes to put freezer meals in, I ordered 100 in total, which were quite a pile when they arrived 😂 and when I came to put them away I found 30 I already had. So I'm all prepared for when I've emptied the freezer a bit! 

This week I need to
Use up



Creme fraiche

BBQ chicken 

Puff pastry 

Green beans



And here is our meal plan. * denotes anything from the freezer and • denotes using an item up that would otherwise be thrown away. 

So here it is! 

Mon L - Harissa buckwheat and roasted vegetables•/turkey & salad sandwiches 

D - courgetti with creme fraiche• pesto/leftover wedges•, sausages* green beans•

Tue L - fajita• bowl/tuna pasta

D - 'loaded' healthy nachos*

Wed L - pasta salad/ham sandwiches 

D - BBQ chicken*/salad pittas• and wedges

Thu L - minestrone soup/ham wrap

D - ham/veg omelette and salad*

Fri L - chicken & chorizo pasta*/roast veg pasta*

D - aubergine 'pizzas'/pizza

Sat L - D - sausage* and mash/snack wraps•

Sun L - egg, beans and cheese on toast*

D - falafel pittas with tzatziki and wedges

Here's this weeks shopping list, my budget this week is £15 but if I can keep it to £10 I'll be ecstatic! 

Shopping list

Salad leaves









Do you meal plan?  What's your best meal planning advice? 

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