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    Quote Originally Posted by SoThisIsLove View Post
    Id love to get ours down to that? Any tips?

    Ive managed to get it down to $300 a fortnight from $450 but cant seem to get much lower that that
    Be poor and have no choice

    I do a general meal plan
    Shop at aldi for basics
    Improvise ie. I love honey mustard chicken volauvents but I've started doing puff pastry in a muffin tin instead (saves about $7 switching from vol cases to pastry sheets)
    Buy the cheapest option when possible
    Buy meat in bulk packs
    Use rice, pasta or potatoes to stretch a meal
    Make a lot of lunch things from scratch like mini quiches, sausage rolls etc.

    Dinners that get cooked regularly:
    -Devilled sausages with mash and veg
    -Pasta bake (pasta, mince, sauce, cheese) will do two nights
    -Quiche (homemade including shortcrust base) with chips and salad
    -Chicken fried rice packed with veg
    -Tacos
    -Homemade chicken parmas with baked veg or chips & salad
    -chicken & basil pesto pasta
    -meatloaf with mash & veg
    -spaghetti bolognese
    Most of those will also have enough left for lunch or dinner the next day.

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    2 adults and a toddler, we spend about $150 a week

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret of Cleo View Post
    Way too much at the moment! Miss 10 has been loving things like deli cheese and crackers for afternoon tea, she's a good eater and has the more expensive breakfast like Burcher muesli. We've switched to Mungalli Creek yoghurt and milk too, I've found we now use less milk than before but it's a bit more expensive and the yoghurt is nice but again it's not cheap. We have loads of room to move in our budget. We go to the shop most days so I haven't really sat down and worked out how much it would cost. We do get good quality and we buy meat from the butcher and fruit and veg from the market on a Sunday then top up at the local produce place. I've only recently switched to Mungalli Creek dairy but so glad to have discovered it.
    I haven't seen you around recently! Glad you're here!

    I spend approx $100 a week for DD and I, she is TT so no nappies etc

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    We spend around $300/week for me, dh, 6yo ds and almost 2yo dd. Ds is still in pullups at night and dd is still in nappies, so they are a definite added expense. We definitely spend less when we meal plan and shop once a week, but life can get busy sometimes and then I don't plan the weekly shop so well and suddenly I end up going every 2nd day and buying more & more stuff and it becomes rather expensive.

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    For me it's not the food that kills my wallet at the supermarket, it's those damn laundry and bathroom isles!

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    We spend about 200-250pw with a $300 shop occasionally when staples are low or I'm about to do a batch cook.

    2 adults, 5yo and 3mo in nappies who occasionally gets formula. We hardly ever go out so I 'indulge' a little with the groceries (nice chocolate, out of season fruit etc). As it is my nearest Supermarket is 20 min away, local butcher way more pricey, closest Veg market 1hr+ away, no Aldi in WA and I've found Spud Shed stuff goes off so quickly what I save in $$ just goes in the bin.

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    I aim for $160/week for 2 adults and 2 kids. About once a month I do a bigger shop at Aldi and stock up on cleaning stuff, meat etc.

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    I spend on average $200-220/week for two adults and a toddler. This includes lunches (and daycare meals), toiletries, nappies and cleaning products. But not alcohol or dog food which we pick up separately.

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    Usually around $260 for the fortnight with milk and bread trips in between And that's for me hubby and 7 yr old

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    We spend about 120-140 a week and its only the two of us at the moment. Meal planning helps me. And I stay clear of junk food and fizzy.


 
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