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I've been reading lots of budget food blogs lately (agirlcalledjack, theskintfoodie, etc) because even though A does all our cooking, I buy all the food and it's fascinating to see (...read) what other people buy each week. And what they keep in their cupboards. It inspired me enough to write my own post on it, anyway. :)


BUDGET

I have £25 a week to spend on food shopping, plus £5 to spend on household items like washing powder and cleaning products. All prices listed come from Aldi, my supermarket of choice.

WEEKLY  Total: £16.39
  • Milk (4 Pints, Semi-Skimmed). £0.89
  • Bread (Malted Bloomer). £0.99
  • Salad ('Crunchy' Bag). £0.48
  • Cheese (Extra Mature Cheddar). £1.55
  • Grapes (White Seedless Punnet). £1.45
  • Plums (Punnet, c. 6). £0.65
  • Kiwis (6 Pack). £0.69
  • Bananas (1kg Bag). £0.68
  • Tinned Tomatoes. £0.31
  • Chicken (Frozen Breast Fillets). £3.82
  • Pasta (Penne 500g). £0.29
  • Sweet Chilli Sauce (300g). £0.79
  • Diet Cola (2 Litre bottle). £0.39
  • Cola (9 x 2 Litre bottles - A is addicted!). £3.51
I have a love / hate relationship with my daily fruit salad - I love it, but I'd still rather eat cake...


FORTNIGHTLY  Total: £ 5.99 / 2 = £2.99
  • 'Little' Oranges (Funsize Easy Peelers). £1.09
  • Butter (Salted). £0.85
  • Onions (1kg). £0.59
  • Mushrooms (380g). £0.89
  • Carrots (1kg). £0.49
  • Potatoes (2.5kg). £1.59
  • Egg Noodles (250g). £0.49
We eat a lot of eggs but as my mum and dad keep hens they don't cost us anything.


MONTHLY  Total: £9.46 / 4 = £2.37
  • Parsnips (600g). £0.75
  • Biscuits (Rich Tea). £0.23
  • Bell Peppers (Mixed). £0.95
  • Yorkshire Puddings (15 Frozen Pack). £0.49
  • Sweet Potatoes (750g). £0.69
  • Broccoli (Frozen). £0.89
  • Green Beans (Frozen). £0.89
  • Teabags (50x English Breakfast). £0.99
  • Sausages (20 Frozen Pack). £0.99
  • Minced Beef (750g). £2.59
  • Meat (Joint). c. £7.00 (We buy this separately when it's our turn to host the Sunday roast instead of my mum.)


EVERY TWO MONTHS Total: £5.70 / 8 = £0.72
  • Beetroot (710g). £0.79
  • Sugar (1kg). £0.49
  • Rice (1kg). £0.40
  • Jam (454g Strawberry). £0.65
  • Garlic (12g). £0.49
  • Basil (15g). £0.49
  • Oregano (12g). £0.41
  • Stock Cubes. £0.39
  • Sultanas (500g). £0.84
  • Squash (1Litre Bottle). £0.75
Marianna hasn't started weaning yet so I count her SMA separately.

LESS OFTEN
  • Porridge (1kg). £0.75
  • Branflakes (750g). £0.88
  • Coffee (150g). £2.49
  • Flour (1.5kg). £0.75
  • Gravy Browning 
  • Salad Cream (520g). £0.89
  • Tomato Ketchup (560g). £0.59
  • Caster Sugar (1kg). £0.89
  • Stuffing Mix. £0.37




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Comments

  1. Sounds like a good budget! And the fact that you have managed to buy all you need with money to spare ensures you can get more bread/milk etc later in the week if you run out. Great way to budget!

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