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!)

Meal planning – a review

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

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

It’s a wrap! Meal planning summary.

Well, that's all folks! How to meal plan... I thought it would be handy to have the whole series in one post to save you some time trying to find what you are looking for, so here it is! 5 big reasons to meal plan Save money, save time, reduce waste, anyone can do the … Continue reading It’s a wrap! Meal planning summary.

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.