January 21, 2021

A Week’s Grocery Plan + Spending

Alright, this week I’m taking you through exactly what we buy, spend, and eat in a week! the picture above is most of what we purchased, and there’s a full breakdown of the cost of items below.

In a previous blog post, I listed the 9 THINGS I DO BEFORE I GO GROCERY SHOPPING. Since I’m giving you a breakdown of this weeks shop as well as our meal plan, I thought it would be helpful to point you back to that post.


This Week’s Grocery Shop + Spending

ABEL + COLE VEG BOX

£6.65 apples and pears
£4.80 bananas
£2.25  butternut squash
£4.00 carrots
£4 2x pasta sauce
£2.50 Pukkka compostable tea bags
£1.60  flour
£1.80 oats
£1.95 potatoes
£2.50 cabbage
£2.95 red lentils
£1.30 onions
£2.50 ketchup
£3.90 pasta

MILK + MORE DELIVERY 

£0.95 Organic Non Homogenised Whole Milk
£2.50 oranges

WAITROSE (GROCERY STORE/SUPERMARKET)

£3 Tahini
£1.50 Lentils
£8 Organic Cheese (£11.50/kg)
£3 Almond Butter
£1.66  Peanut Butter
£5 Organic Honey (on sale so got 2 at £2.50)
£2 Organic Jam
£2.70 Marmite
£0.72 Bananas
£1.90 Organic Bread Flour
3 x £7.49 Organic Red Wine

Total with wine: £98.10

Total without wine: £75.63

(When we have a non daily food expense or gift that’s food, I try to make room in our grocery budget if I can but sometimes we’ll take it from a gift/entertaining budget or juggle things as needed.)


Meals we’ll make:

This always changes as portions are never exact and hunger changes, so we have a rough guide of a meal plan, always with space to use leftovers and what we have extras of. I do a daily check of what’s in the fridge to see if anything needs to be eaten and then we adjust. 

We’ll also probably make a few treats to eat through the week, some raw chocolate treats, I think a chickpea chocolate cake (which will take buying some chickpeas so another £1) or some oatmeal and banana cookies and I have brownies planned and I’ll make some extra too to save. 

We also don’t fully eat everything each week and start fresh. There are always staples bought on rotation so this ketchup will last beyond the week, but I also have some carrots left from last week. I had red lentils left too so I might not get to using these ones this week. We do budget monthly so some weeks are higher and some lower. 

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

DINNER

Wednesday

Oatmeal + dried fruit

Red lentil soup + naan bread

Breakfast for dinner: Potatoes, sourdough pancakes, poached eggs.

Thursday

Sourdough pancakes + fruit

Toast and cheese and salads

Pasta + red sauce + foraged nettles

Friday

Oatmeal + nut butter

Butternut squash soup + sourdough

Pasta + red sauce + foraged nettles

Saturday

Waffles

Butternut squash soup + sourdough

Pizza + brownies

Sunday

Toast + eggs

Beef and Lentil Lasagne

Leftovers / mac n cheese with carrots

Monday

Sourdough pancakes and fruit

mac n cheese with carrots

Beef and Lentil Lasagne

Tuesday

Oatmeal + fruit

Toast and salads + eggs

mac n cheese with carrots

I hope that helps! Ask me any questions on my most recent instagram post or shoot me an email or DM. There are also many more posts on this so have a search around on the blog if you want to read more!

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