£15 food shop…
My partner popped into Aldi with a specific list of what we needed over the next 7 days.This actually came up to £14.08 but there was no flour.
I was reluctant to share, as I thought last week was a bit of a fluke however for the second week in a row we have managed to keep our shopping under £20.
Here’s afew key tips which has helped:
⭐Basic meals - No extras, no more salads or sides just the basic ingredients in our meals
⭐Inventory - Making meals based of items we already have, for example we already have some broccoli, carrots and rice at home so straight away, I think of a veggie stir fry!
⭐No Snacks - Bye bye Crisp, chocolates etc we are only buying a 30p pack of rich tea at the minute
⭐Bulking up meals - We have ate so much fruit and veg to bulk up our meals. For lunch I mix a bowl of oranges and appples and for dinner, we add peppers, onions and then dependant on the meal, veggies in too.
⭐Meat - Swapped chicken breast (Usually £5.50) for £1.50 chicken drumsticks and no mince, we ration out 3 per a meal and only have it a few times a week. ⭐Dilute - We dont usually drink pop or juice so spending just a pound a week on juice is a usually a good help.
⭐Aldi - Cant fault Aldi for their prices, I do struggle with toiletries etc but food wise, they are brilliant
Im mindful that we still have the odd ‘now called ‘luxury’ at home so we don't need to buy them at the minute, such as seasonings. Im also mindful that I was buying my maternity leave toiletries early which is one less thing to worry about.
As mentioned, we do still have the odd item at home such as veg and chopped tomatoes which aren't on this list, however even when we do need these items, it wont be much more as long as I hope ill be buying one item at a time. .
Our bellies are full and we are still eating healthy, it just takes abit of planning but saves so much money.