Getting Life Organised – Meal Planning

Life has just been so so hectic this year and to be honest I really don’t know if I am coming or going.  it seems one thing after another has gone wrong since the New Year and everything is just out of my control.  We are now 2 1/2 months in to this year and it is time I started to try and take control.

Food-Budget

Firstly, I am starting with our eating habits.  This includes money spent on shopping, what we eat and food waste.  I do 99% of my food shopping online with Asda and we have our weekly shop delivered on Mondays.

This week there is a birthday or some ‘nice’ extras have landed in the basket which means our food shop has cost £110.  It’s usually around the £80. Mark but that also includes toiletries, cleaning products and pet food.  I think this is till a little on the high side for a family of 3 and I’m hoping if I get back to meal planning I can at least reduce this by 15 to 20%.  I’m not quite sure if it’s the cost of items but our shop used to be about £25 cheaper a week say 6 months ago.  Over a year, that is an increase of £1,300.  If I can get the bills down that would make a lovely holiday somewhere.

i’d love to cut our shopping bill and save £1,000 by the end of the year and I am hoping that by documenting buying and eating habits I can do that.

This week we plan on having:

Monday – Burgers

Tuesday – Spaghetti Bolonaise with extra mince cooked to make a lasagne for later in the week.

Wednesday – Sausage Casserole

Thursday – Lasagne

Friday – Birthday Treats

Saturday – Roast Chicken

Sunday – Risotto

Breakfast will be cereal, toast or yogurt with berries.  Lunch will be sandwiches/homemade soup

Now let’s see if I can save enough for a holiday next year!

I’d be interested to know how much your weekly food shop costs.  Am I really over spending for a family of 3?

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