Mealplan and Spending Update 01/06


Kept the meals pretty simple this week (two from freezer and the rest are pretty quick to pull together) because I’m just feeling a bit lazy this week! And also feel like I want to eat more summery salady type things – those two warm days Friday and Saturday must have gone to my head 🙂

I’ve decided to stop tracking cat food as part of the challenge, because I’m trying out some more expensive/higher meat content brands on Basil the cat and the plan is to start bulk ordering this online every few weeks/months.  She’s just been having some issues with throwing up over the last few months (we have been to the vet and they confirmed it’s dietary) and she’s also a bit overweight – having done some research, it seems that higher quality food may help with this too.  If we’re doing an expensive order every so often I don’t want it leaving me with no budget for our own food that month, if that makes sense, so the plan is to keep an eye on that separately.  I’ll still get her litter from the supermarket so will continue to track that here.


Sun 01 – mini baked potatoes, roast ham slices, homemade coleslaw, corn on the cobs and salad

Mon 02 – black bean burritos with salad

Tues 03 – squash & chickpea tagine (from freezer) with couscous

Wed 04 – salmon, sticky rice, wilted greens and roasted veg

Thurs 05 – beef goulash (from freezer) with greens and bread

Fri 06 – black pepper, cauliflower and cashew curry with rice and naans

Sat 07 – feta, sundried tomato and spinach frittata with salad

Breakfasts – bran flakes for Dave and bacon roll at the weekend; porridge with apple and/or banana for me and milkshake at the weekend

Lunches – tuna or ham sandwiches or wraps for Dave; soup or couscous & feta salads for me

Spending Update (£117.74 / £180)

fruit & veg £11
savers frozen peas 89p
peppers 3pk x2 £1.33
spring greens 75p
garlic 4pk £1
cauliflower 99p
radishes 50p
vine ripened tomatoes 5pk 99p
bananas x5 52p
braeburn apples 5pk 67p
aubergine 59p
coriander bunch 79p
four leaf salad x2 £1.98

meat & fish £12
gammon joint 1.2kg £6
salmon fillets 4pk £6

dairy £9.36
meadow park whole milk 2ltr x2 £1.68
savers butter x2 £1.98
savers natural yoghurt 45p
free range eggs 6pk £1
savers feta 75p
mature cheddar 350g x2 £3.50

general £4.97
vegetable oil 1ltr £1.29
savers ketchup 40p
savers mayonnaise 40p
instant coffee 200g £1.79
maldon sea salt £1.09

household £2
radox bath salts £1
face wipes £1

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