How to SAVE Money on your Groceries and Meal Plan – 3rd April 2016

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This week’s Grocery Haul is a little different. In a bid to save money Nick and I have decided to NOT do a food shop one week a month. We spend about £50 on week on food so by not doing a  grocery haul we can transfer that £50 straight into our savings.
I have planned our meals for this week using ingredients we already have in the cupboards. I thought I would show you these ingredients so you can see how we will do it.
This week’s meal plan is:::
Monday – Homemade Nando’s with baked sweet potato
Tuesday – Chicken, Sweet potato and Spinach Curry
Wednesday – Nick’s Mum’s House
Thursday – Steak and Chips
Friday – Out with friends
Saturday – BBQ at a birthday party
Sunday – Roast Dinner
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post. You can take a look at my How to SAVE on your Groceries video over on my YouTube Channel. There you will find all the ingredients from my freezer and store cupboard that I used to make these meals. I think this is a really easy way to save money. Thank you Kerry from Oh So Amelia for giving me the idea! Would you consider doing this? How do you save money?
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    Emma
    5th April 2016 at 7:03 AM

    I try to meal plan but I really need to sort out my cupboards and use up what's in there too add I bet I could get a few weeks meals.

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      Sarah Cantwell
      5th April 2016 at 7:46 AM

      its the first time we've done it but definitely going to make it a regular thing. You save money and it helps to clear out the cupboards xx

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    Stephanie Oakes
    5th April 2016 at 10:06 AM

    What a great idea, I need to use all the food in our freezers too, they are stacked!! x

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    Sara Murray
    5th April 2016 at 4:14 PM

    I try to do this every few weeks, only buy milk/fruit etc. and then use up whatever I have in the cupboards/freezer for the week. It works really well!

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      Sarah Cantwell
      5th April 2016 at 5:42 PM

      It's the first time we've done it Sara, but it's such a good idea. I'll definitely be doing this again xx

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    A Mum Track Mind
    5th April 2016 at 7:44 PM

    This is a great idea – I spend far too much on the food shopping so this would really help me! x

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      Sarah Cantwell
      5th April 2016 at 9:06 PM

      It's so simple but helps you save money and clear out your cupboards. Win win! Xx

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    Bex @ The Mummy Adventure
    5th April 2016 at 9:37 PM

    Homemade nandos sounds amazing, we are trying to meal plan more so that we can plan around our youngest son's allergies

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      Sarah Cantwell
      5th April 2016 at 9:47 PM

      That's such a good idea. I imagine it'll take to worry out of cooking for him xx

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    Lamb & Bear
    11th April 2016 at 9:53 PM

    Fab idea, good luck doing it. I need to limit my spending on groceries too so I might try this! xx

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      Sarah Cantwell
      12th April 2016 at 7:28 AM

      It was skeptical at first but it really did work! X

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    Sarah Haig
    11th April 2016 at 10:22 PM

    This is such an ingenious idea. I do find that if I get caught I can usually rustle up a decent meal from things I find at the back of the cupboard and the freezer.

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      Sarah Cantwell
      12th April 2016 at 7:37 AM

      There are always things lurking in the cupboards you can use and such a good way to declutter them x

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