5 simple ways to save on food shopping #5frugalthings

So this week I have been addressing how much we have been spending on food because it has crept up to over £100 every week.

I have a 5 point plan but would totally love your input here

1) I have been making us all packs ups

2) I have been using leftovers

3) I have been looking at recipes to use up the copious amounts of tins of various beans in my cupboards

4) I shopped at Aldi rather than Tesco and plan to do this regularly

5) I planned a week of meals to try and avoid waste


simple ways to save on food shopping

Meal plan

Sun  – Bean stew

Mon – Baked potatoes cheese and beans

Tues -Vegetable lasagne and peas

Weds – Quorn sausages  mashed potatoes and veg

Thurs – Veggie fajitas and salad

Fri  – Quorn cottage pie

Sat – Feta salad and sweet potato fries


I am SURE my food bills will be reduced if I continue with these good habits? How do you save on food?

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  1. October 5, 2018 / 10:38

    I think you are well on the way to saving money with the list here. I have saved quite a bit in the last 3 weeks by not going food shopping. Like you, we have loads of tinned stuff at home and we are also reaping the last of what we planted this year. This makes for some really interesting menus too. I used to love taking my own leftovers for munch too. Well done, you.

  2. October 5, 2018 / 11:51

    Do share any good recipes you find for beans! I too have a cupboard full of various varieties although most often just use kidney beans for chilli and chick peas for curries.

  3. October 5, 2018 / 13:23

    It sounds like you have it covered! Batch cooking is good. Saves time and money!

  4. October 11, 2018 / 11:52

    Ooh, how do you make your veggie lasagne?

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