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    Cost of food is getting ridiculous! I just did our shopping today and bearing in mind I am shopping for 4 adults and a 15 month old it came to $350 for the fortnight.

    I found that doing research and finding budget recipes to add to our meal plan for the fortnight helped me keep the costs down. I am loading as many meals as possible with veg and cooking everything from scratch. Even doing little things like removing recipe bases from the shopping list has helped the cost immensely

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    When we first moved here we started cooking cheaper meals and really reining in the budget. It worked so well. Part of this was cutting out meat. It just became far too expensive for us to afford. When you're on benefits you do what you can to make things works lol. We have some really cheap but nutritious and tasty meals to fall back onto when we really have to tighten the purse strings but a bit of variety is good too.

    I'm marching back to Coles tomorrow though. Made the mistake of buying the potatoes they had on special for $4 today and half the bag was rotten in the core. This is the second time it's happened to me. I'm also off to a fruit and veg shop we pass on the way to the Dr's. They had some really good specials on the boards out the front. Jap pumpkins for 69c/kg, broccoli for $2.99/kg, oranges for 99c/kg....yes please!!

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    I am going to try and replace meat in our meals (or go meatless) at least 3 days a week to save cost. Has anyone got and healthy, yummy, cheap, filling, kid friendly meals to share???

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    You know, I think meat is the cheapest part of our meal.

    22 sausages for $8.50 and 1kg of pork&veal mince for $8 gets us through just over a week.

    It's fruit and veg that costs us a fortune! And gluten-free stuff.

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    :/ sausages is probably the only thing we dont eat!

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    Left my freezer door open by accident lost everything grrr

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    Argh bugger @anonomum!

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    I've got quite a few recipes i can share with you @KitiK. I'll post some links when I'm on the laptop ☺

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    Thanks @Chunkydunks! We are starting to feel the pinch, plus I would like to get the kids used to not eating so much meat and potatoes! Bringing DH along will be the challenge... ! But he is willing to try. I found this recipe online the other day and I am going to give it a try... https://www.thehealthychef.com/2015/05/vegetable-curry/

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    Oh, and an update for us. Utilising the cans we bought last fortnight, falling back on our cheap meals and checking out the bargains at the fruit and veg shop we're currently sitting at $150 cheaper than last fornight. We'll only need a few extra things later on so it's all looking good.

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