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Monday, 7 July 2014

Our Meal Plan For Week of 07/07/2014 - £56

It's an unusual week in our household this week, my 14yo is away for the week on a Geography field trip and, due to the Tour de France and industrial action, my younger two daughters are not at school for two days.  I'll be in London all day one day, when hubby will be working from home, and have a couple of clinic appointments and evening meetings to fit in as well.

As usual I will be baking our bread and tortillas/flatbreads and use salad greens, chard and fresh herbs from our back garden and allotments.  I have included the cost of store bought items in the meal plan to make it easier to calculate costs.

Breakfasts will be toast and spread or cereal and milk with a piece of fruit for afters.  Weekend breakfasts will be pancakes one day and crumpets the other.

Packed lunches will be Calzone with crudites, a pot of yoghurt, a piece of fruit and small baked treat. Lunches on the days when we are home will be Homemade Pizzas and Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes.

Dinners

Spicy Bean Burritos with salads - Meatfree Monday

Chickpea, Pepper and Chard/Spinach Frittata served with mixed vegetables - Tuesday

Spicy Meatballs in Tomato Sauce with Couscous and Steamed Greens - Wednesday

Sticky Glazed Salmon with Stirfry Vegetables and Noodles - Thursday

Quesadillas with salads - Friday

Homemade Chicken Goujons with Sweet Potato Wedges and salads - Saturday

Spaghetti with Chickpeas, Chard/Spinach and 7 Veg Pasta Sauce - Sunday

Shopping List

35 items: £56.15

Packets and Cereals
1x   ASDA Smartprice Cornflakes (750g)                                                    46p
1x   ASDA Wholefoods Cous Cous (500g)                                                  68p
1x   ASDA Home Baking Easy Bake Yeast (6 per pack - 42g)                     65p
1x   ASDA Wholefoods Brown Bread Flour (1.5Kg)                                     99p
1x   Ankara Makaroni Vermicelli (500g)                                                      78p
1x   Cook Italian Wholewheat Spaghetti (500g)                                           £1.00

Frozen
1x   ASDA Chosen by You Oriental Vegetables Stir Fry (500g)                    £1.00
1x   ASDA Smartprice Mixed Vegetables (1Kg)                                          75p
1x   ASDA Chosen by You Cook from Frozen Salmon Fillets (400g)            £3.00

Tins, Jars and Cooking
2x   ASDA Chosen by You Chilli Beans (290g)                                            £1.14
3x   ASDA Chick Peas in Water (400g)                                                      £1.62

Dairy and Eggs
4x   ASDA British Semi Skimmed Milk 4 Pints (2.27L)                                 £4.00
3x   ASDA Chosen by You Low Fat Natural Yogurt (500g)                           £3.00
1x   ASDA Free Range Mixed Weight Eggs (15)                                         £2.00
1x   ASDA Chosen by You Mature Somerset Cheddar (300g)                      £1.69

Fruit and Vegetables
4     ASDA Red Cabbage by Weight (100g)                                                 27.2p
2x   ASDA Spring Greens (500g)                                                               £1.36
15   ASDA Bananas by Weight (170g)                                                        £1.73
4     ASDA White Cabbage by Weight (100g)                                              23.2p
3x   ASDA Whole Cucumber                                                                      £1.47
1x   ASDA British Iceberg Lettuce Loose                                                    49p
2x   ASDA Round Lettuce                                                                          £1.00
2x   ASDA Celery                                                                                      £1.60
1x   ASDA Garlic Loose                                                                             25p
1x   ASDA Smartprice Peppers (700g)                                                       £1.36
1x   ASDA Spring Onions                                                                           49p
1x   ASDA Smartprice Brown Onions (2Kg)                                                98p
2x   ASDA Sweet Potatoes (1Kg)                                                               £2.00
2x   ASDA Spinach (350g)                                                                         £3.00
2x   ASDA Carrots (1.2Kg)                                                                         £1.66
2x   ASDA Apples (1.2Kg)                                                                          £4.00
4x   ASDA Smartprice Pears (500g)                                                           £3.16

Meat, Fish and Poultry
2x   ASDA Butcher's Selection British Beef Mince (500g)                            £3.98
1     ASDA Butcher's Selection Free Range Chicken Legs by Weight (500g)          £2.44

Bakery
2x   ASDA Chosen by You Large Tortilla Wraps (8)                                    £2.00

Prices and special offers reflect those of the online grocery websites, and are correct as of 7 July 2014.  Prices may vary in different in-store locations.


Our groceries cost £56.15 from Asda. As usual I compared the cost of my shopping, had I shopped elsewhere our groceries would've cost £62.32 from Sainsbury's and £63.10 from Tesco.

Don't forget to check out all the other Meal Plans in the linky over on 
At Home With Mrs M.


2 comments:

  1. Looks like a great week and it's really interesting seeing how much it costs at Asda, as ours is the furthest away of all the big supermarkets to us but I keep thinking about doing a once a month shop there and stocking up. Think I'll definitely give it a try! Thanks :)

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  2. We had calzones the other day. Makes a really nice change from regular pizza.

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