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    I feel terrible we spend around $500 a week (includin 1 night a week takeaway) for 2 adults 3 children

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    Quote Originally Posted by geisha88 View Post
    I feel terrible we spend around $500 a week (includin 1 night a week takeaway) for 2 adults 3 children
    Yeah but if you worked on it, imagine putting an extra $100 a week on your homeloan! Or into savings for a great holiday. Within 2 years you could take the kids overseas! The stingy spenders have nothing to cut or save, no holiday for me 😜

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    U right wise enough I feel guilty at spending so much on our shopping. I do need to set a budget and stick to it

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    We spend $200-$250 for us 2 adults. DP is vegetarian I don't buy a hell of a lot of meat.
    We rarely eat out and we have cooked breakfasts and make/take our lunches to work everyday.
    I don't know how we would get this down with the fruit and vegetables we buy and I try and buy organic/grass fed free range meat and eggs!!??

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    We also eat organic/ free range. We eat alot or salmon,prawns an wide variety of fruit and nuts. Rarely we buy red meat or packaged food. I clean with bicarbsoda and vinegar. We do have a great dane that eats alot and one in nappies so it adds up quickly. Also we buy spelt bread and avacado also makes our bill add up quick

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    Quote Originally Posted by geisha88 View Post
    We also eat organic/ free range. We eat alot or salmon,prawns an wide variety of fruit and nuts. Rarely we buy red meat or packaged food. I clean with bicarbsoda and vinegar. We do have a great dane that eats alot and one in nappies so it adds up quickly. Also we buy spelt bread and avacado also makes our bill add up quick
    Aldi has a lot of organic stuff worth trying.

    I get my eggs around the corner from people with chooks for $3 a dozen. I always feel like I'm ripping them off!

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    We spend around $250-$300 for a family of 5 and all big eaters..

    I'm curious, to the people who spend a small amount, what do your meals consist of? I am so tight haha and go to the different shops to buy specials etc. but to feed my family veg and healthy foods at every meal it's so expensive. So do you sacrafice on some of the produce to keep the price down? Just trying to work out what I'm doing wrong 😊

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    I'm fascinated how people can eat so cheaply!

    I'd spend around $250 a week for 2 adults and 2 kids (animal food not included). I rarely buy cleaning products as I use bicarbonate, vinegar and Castile soap.

    And that's doing a lot of shopping at Aldi and cooking from scratch.

    Probably $10 a week is spent on avocados!

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    I spend $120 a weeks and this was our dinner meal plan last week;

    'Carbonara'
    Out at a BBQ
    Parmis and salad
    Lasagne and salad
    Steak and veg
    Slow cooker roast lamb
    Hamburgers

    This weeks meal plan;
    Risotto
    Fajitas
    Spaghetti and meatballs
    Out
    Out
    Lamb souvlakis
    Teriyaki chicken burgers

    I think we eat fairly well in terms of variety. DH is fussy so I'm limited in cooking 'fancy' dinners.

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    It varies week to week, naturally, but my last weekly grocery shop (from Coles) was $205, and that's for a family of 6 - children aged 9, 8, 6 and 3.

    We did need to top up milk and bread once - so another $8, and our cat and dog food is budgeted for separately - $40pf.

    Having said that, my DH is a shift worker and doesn't tend to take packed lunches from home, he usually has his own stock of food at work in his drawer/the fridge, so I'm unsure what he spends on that, but it's not a great deal. And I don't do cooked/hot lunches at home, it's just wraps/sandwiches so I'm only budgeting for one proper meal a day.

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