How to grocery shop on a budget (successfully!)

Sheesh it's been a while! But with the weather warming up again I'm feeling a bit more motivated to share some of the success I've had with sticking to my grocery budget. Ready? 1. Determine how much you've been spending. You can do this in a number of ways - my preferred method is by … Continue reading How to grocery shop on a budget (successfully!)

Menu planning for busy people

I've written this post previously, but since I've nearly halved my grocery bill I wanted to share it again! The first time I talked about it was in my post entitled "Time". So here it is! Again! I've not always been organised, it has taken years to get here! This post is to encourage and … Continue reading Menu planning for busy people

Pantry and Freezer Organisation.

The Freezer: For the longest time, my freezer has been full. What of, I wasn't exactly sure. It had become a place of well-meaning gone wrong. Frozen leftovers from dinner for lunches... long forgotten about. I couldn't even tell you how long some of the food had been in there, or even what the original … Continue reading Pantry and Freezer Organisation.

Shopping your meal plan.

Are you ready for some retail therapy? Ok, grocery shopping is NOT classed as retail therapy BUT once you start seeing the savings you're making from all the effort you've just put in, then you may be able to direct those savings to something more enjoyable... Once you've done all the planning that you've read … Continue reading Shopping your meal plan.

The Ultimate Meal Planner Binder – that you can make at home.

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.