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    I just did a mock online shop with woolies and although I try to limit my grocery spend to $75 a week personally ... I was surprised at how hard it was to shop for just $50 for the week. I think I'd find it easier to budget $100 for the fortnight (so same amount per week) just so I could buy things a bit bigger for less per unit value and to last over the two weeks.

    My menu wasn't all that different to the OP except after the sausage speculation I did mine without them. I'm still not sure it's nutritionally much better. But I ended up with the following meals available from my shop:

    Breakfast
    - cornflakes
    - baked beans on toast
    - jam on toast
    -egg on toast

    Lunches
    - jam sandwich
    - egg on toast
    - left overs

    Dinners
    - tomato, basil and garlic pasta
    - sweet and sour mince with brown rice
    - roast chicken drumsticks with veg
    - salmon cakes with veg & brown rice

    Snacks
    - Apples
    - Chicken crackers
    - Boiled eggs
    - Carrot sticks
    - Two fruits

    If I could do it over two weeks I'd buy flour, sugar & soy sauce to include pikelets and stir fry into the list. Plus add extra dishes. The majority of my shop was homebrand. Total shop was $49.80

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theboys&me View Post
    I just did a mock online shop with woolies and although I try to limit my grocery spend to $75 a week personally ... I was surprised at how hard it was to shop for just $50 for the week. I think I'd find it easier to budget $100 for the fortnight (so same amount per week) just so I could buy things a bit bigger for less per unit value and to last over the two weeks.

    My menu wasn't all that different to the OP except after the sausage speculation I did mine without them. I'm still not sure it's nutritionally much better. But I ended up with the following meals available from my shop:

    Breakfast
    - cornflakes
    - baked beans on toast
    - jam on toast
    -egg on toast

    Lunches
    - jam sandwich
    - egg on toast
    - left overs

    Dinners
    - tomato, basil and garlic pasta
    - sweet and sour mince with brown rice
    - roast chicken drumsticks with veg
    - salmon cakes with veg & brown rice

    Snacks
    - Apples
    - Chicken crackers
    - Boiled eggs
    - Carrot sticks
    - Two fruits

    If I could do it over two weeks I'd buy flour, sugar & soy sauce to include pikelets and stir fry into the list. Plus add extra dishes. The majority of my shop was homebrand. Total shop was $49.80
    Still $50 pw

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    Eta this is not a meal type plan but a tip I do.
    Every three or four days I heat up all the leftovers from previous dinners and just sit them on the table platter style. Everyone serves up what they want, a bit of this and that. The left overs actually get eaten and it saves money rather than planning for another dinner meal. AND I don't have to cook- huzzah!

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    Our food budget is often around $70 per week, but that gives a lot more room for movement (plus, there are only 2 adults & a toddler). Might give it a go at some point though, I'm certain we could do it.

    One of our cheapest & most loved meals - daal. A packet of yellow split peas, a bunch of spices (of course, you have to have those in the pantry anyway), a few fresh veg... cook up a large pot then eat for dinner & freeze the rest. We usually get at least 6 meals for myself & my partner (served with rice)

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    Quote Originally Posted by My Beloved Ones View Post
    Eta this is not a meal type plan but a tip I do.
    Every three or four days I heat up all the leftovers from previous dinners and just sit them on the table platter style. Everyone serves up what they want, a bit of this and that. The left overs actually get eaten and it saves money rather than planning for another dinner meal. AND I don't have to cook- huzzah!
    Leftovers feature as a meal at our house too I usually make two nights leftover night - either eat the food as is or put into pies, toasties etc. DH would eat toasties every night if I let him lol

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    Just read OP's original grocery list with prices... Was done in 2010 I wonder how much it would be today for the same items.

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    Wow one bunch of bananas 1.59! How times have changed

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    Stayathomemum has a section for recipes for under $10
    I also love there 120 biscuits for under $5. Here's the link.
    Last edited by RaryGirl; 13-02-2015 at 19:54.

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    Our food budget is about $400 per week for 2 adults and 6 kids between 3 and 15.

    I am lactose and gluten free, plus allergic to seafood and we don't eat any many fats or sugars (unless it's a special occasion) . We also do as much cooking at home as possible, including making our own pasta and pasta sauce, bread rolls (however we only, eat bread about once a fortnight), etc.

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