April Grocery Challenge Spends to Date – £93.18
05/04 Mr Chilli went to Morrison's after work: Pizza £1.50 Value salad 49p
07/04 Went to Morrison's to get weekly shop: Morrison's tinned soup x5 £2 Whole milk 4pt £1.49 Tinned tuna 89p Saver's salsa 69p Saver's yoghurt 500ml 45p Morrison's hair gel 48p Savers onions 1kg 49p Strong white flour 1.5kg 80p Morrisons tampons £1 Saver's mushrooms 75p Savers butter 99p Passatta 44p Radishes 50p Bananas x6 84p Seriously strong cheddar £2.46 Ginger 55g 12p Tomato puree 49p Blue Dragon medium noodles £1.29 Savers jaffa cakes 40p Broccoli 315g 78p Mixed peppers (4 pack) £1.79 Morrison's mozzarella 83p (no value left) Pepperoni 120g £1.50 Spring onions 50p Pak choi £1.00 Bagged salad x2 £2 Savers cocoa pops 83p
Su – vegetable fajitas with cheese and yoghurt
M – macaroni cheese with broccoli and salad
Tu – chinese chicken curry with egg fried rice
W – mushroom stroganoff with potatoes and veg
Th – chilli con carne meatballs with rice
F – calzones with salad
Sa – Mr Chilli is out and I haven’t decided what I’m doing yet
So how did I come up with the meal plan? I’ll do a more in-depth post on this soon, but first of all I looked at what I had in the fridge, freezer and cupboards. I had wraps, cooked shredded chicken, mince and mushroom stroganoff in the freezer; green peppers, an egg, cabbage and half a courgette in the fridge; and most of the staples such as pasta, potatoes and chopped tomatoes in already. I always plan two meat meals a week, and one where Mr Chilli can have meat and I can have veg or fish (that’s the calzones this week), and try and get a balance of different carb types (potatoes, pasta, rice and bread). I also try at least one new recipe a week – this week, it’s the chinese curry and the meatballs.
So what do you do to mealplan? Do you follow a structure to make the process easier?