About 11 months ago there was a post in a facebook group that I'm in that asked how much people were spending on groceries. I estimated the amount to be about $150 a week. Then I sat down, downloaded my bank statement in .csv format and sorted it by where I was spending my money. … Continue reading Meal planning – a review
If you broke into my house, in my kitchen you would find my current meal planner binder. It's grey. It's labelled. And it contains the following: My seasonal rotating 4 weekly meal planner spreadsheet. My shopping list for each week complete with the cost of how much I'm budgeting to spend. Recipes. If you're planning … Continue reading The Ultimate Meal Planner Binder – that you can make at home.
Once you've set the foundation for your meal plan, we can start the real work. Gather your supplies: Paper Pencil Eraser Ruler (optional - will assist with multiple weeks) Every cookbook you own Sticky notes - lots of them! This step works whether you will use the old-fashioned method only, or if you will be … Continue reading Ready to save some money? Let’s Meal plan.
This won't work for me because.... I get bored of eating the same food all the time. This is really up to you and what works for your family. The internet is full of meal ideas, and collaborating with some other mums is sure to give you further ideas. This is your chance for the … Continue reading Meal Planning FAQ
In this part of the series we will set the foundation for your meals. You can read about whether to go old school or new school here. Meal planning can be a tedious task involving many hours of work, but the result will be well worth it. So grab these few things, and let's do … Continue reading Meal planning – setting the foundation.