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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 ( 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. :)


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.

  • 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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  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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