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    Quote Originally Posted by MummaOJ View Post
    I think this is why ours is so high, my DH wants meat every night - I would be happy with salad or pasta!
    Yep same here. We have 1 seafood meal a week (could be fish but the favs in our house are homemade calamari and prawn dishes, this week it's marinara prawns), then I get 1 cheat meal a week, a chicken meal then the rest are beef/pork/lamb. Sometimes there's roasts/silverside in there. In winter I do a lot of soups.

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    Ours is $100-150 depending on cleaning stuff and toiletries for two adults and one 5yo.

    We never eat crappy food as we just make everything from scratch (& DH is a chef, so that helps ). Even lunchbox food is made as it just makes things cheaper, healthier and tastier.

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    It probably averages out to about $160 a week that's for 2 adults and 3 children- 4, 2 and 5 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy View Post
    I am trying to reduce my spending and am happy (but surprised) that people can spend $200 per fortnight on food or similar!! Would you mind giving some examples of the types of dinners etc that you do? I'm going wrong somewhere so need some tips!
    This fortnights meal plan....

    Tacos - with mince lettuce tomato cheese and avocado. Leftover mince made lunch the next day (toasties) and froze the rest for tacos another night

    Rissoles with potato bake and veg

    Sundried tom creamy pasta with bacon and home made garlic toast.

    Baked potatoes with ham, cheese, sour cream and pineapple

    pumpkin soup - I got butternut pumpkin for 69c a kilo from local fruit market!

    Homemade hamburgers with salad- ( i make the patties its a yummy mkr recipe)

    Slow cooked chicken casserole with rice

    Honey Meatloaf with mash and veg

    Tuna mornay

    Chicken enchiladas with guacamole

    Toasties

    Baked Spuds again ( we have these once a week)

    Went out for dinner one night

    spag bolognese



    Breakfasts are weetbix, porridge or toast with spread or with eggs

    Lunches for dh are leftovers from dinner the night before. Dd and i usually have sandwiches, crackers, cheese, fruit.

    Bulk up meat dinners with veg / lentils etc. Pasta and rice dishes are nice and filling and can use less meat and make meat last 2 dinners instead of 1.

    Cakes / slices / biscuits made from scratch

    Any snacks i do buy are only if they are on special.

    Buy specials / bulk. I try not to pay full price for anything. Home brand is cheap for whatever u can get away with!!

    Gives u the general idea





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    I spend $60 a week on delivered fruit and veggies, then around $100 - $150 on supermarket supplies. I buy meat separately in bulk not really sure how much I spend there.

    That is for 2 adults and 4 kids.

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    $150 -$180 per week for 2 adults and 2 kids.

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    $200 a week roughly, 2 adults, 1 toddler, 1 cat and 1 very large dog. I feel we spent way too much. I just suck at getting the cost down and not sure how to fix it.

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    We spend $500 a fortnight for 2 adults and 3 kids (8,2 and 10 months). I meal plan and buy meat in bulk but my husband is a food snob too so won't eat meat and veg, sausages etc. my kids also eat what feels like about 10 tonnes of fruit lol.

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    We meal plan as well, and have similar recipes to those listed at least half the week yet we can't it anywhere near $100 a week. Does that include stuff like fruit vegs, milk, bread, yoghurt, snacks, toilet paper etc? I buy home brand, I buy the meat on special. Just don't know how people get it so low....


 

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