One of my favourite things to watch on YouTube besides What is In my Handbag? are the grocery hauls that vloggers will put up now and then. My favourites tend to be from over the ponds with stores like Whole Foods, Target etc that are just not available in the UK.
I thought that it would be fun to share with you my own Grocery Haul and Meal Plan, we have always worked to a meal plan and a loose food budget but this year we are becoming more intentional with our budgeting and if I share on my blog I am always more successful!
We tend to do a fortnightly shop, and then have a pop to the shops for bread/milk/lunch meat in between. So lets hop into the shop for the next two weeks.
Lidl Total Spent £41.48
Our above grocery hauls seem a bit small, but a lot of the meals we are having for the next two weeks we already have on hand in the freezer. We make a huge amount of savings by rarely purchasing jarred items I always make our own homemade pasta sauce at the start of the month and then freeze until needed.
As I write my posts in advances you can see this upcoming week Luke and I had a date day so we will account for the meal out in our food budget, as we attend Church on a Sunday I will always try to have a meal that is quick to put together one week it was leftover homemade lasagne from the freezer and then by cooking a large roast dinner on a Saturday we can have the same again on the Sunday.
Monday – Homemade Chicken, Bacon and Mushroom Pie
Tuesday – Fishcake with New Potatoes and Vegetables
Wednesday – Fajitas
Thursday – Lamb Meatballs, Spaghetti and Homemade Pasta Sauce
Friday – Blackbean Chicken, Rice and Spring Roll
Saturday – Date Day
Sunday – Homemade Lasagne (left overs)
Monday – Salmon, Cous Cous and veg
Tuesday – Leftovers
Wednesday – Chicken white wine sauce, veg and potatoes
Thursday – Pasta bake
Friday – Fish & Chips
Saturday – Roast Dinner
I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know in the comments below some of your favourite meals!