09. 01. 2011

I’m attempting to stick to a grocery budget of £230/$355 a month in 2011. 

In my weekly menu plan posts I often describe our meal plan as simple..and it usually is.  I don’t like to complicate things in the kitchen and only push the boat out with a new recipe once or twice a month.  I’ll let you in on a secret: I don’t like cooking.  The easier the meal, the happier I am and if I lived on my own, I’m sure I’d eat vegetable soup and seeded bread for dinner every night!

Last week my supermarket shop came to £46.99; this was reduced from £54.49 as I had a voucher for £7.50 off a £50 shop. This week I went to the same supermarket and spent £41.55.


Total spend £41.05


I’ve received a couple of questions from blog readers on my grocery spending, so tomorrow I’ll show you how this grocery shop relates to next weeks menu plan. I hope that you find it helpful :)

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In 2014 my husband & I downsized our home to speed up our quest for Financial Freedom. We swapped our large three bed house, for a small two bed apartment to clear our mortgage and give us enough budget freedom to travel and still save for the future. Our dream, after achieving Financial Freedom, is to spend part of every year living abroad.

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2 Responses to “Grocery Budget and Groceries {9th January 2011}”

  1. Carol says:

    I always spend less when I make a menu plan,I really need to do this more often :)

    I like the fact that you’re buying organic even though it is *usually* more expensive (not always), especially the eggs and meat as the welfare standards are higher. And obviously it is better for you.

  2. Maureen says:

    Loads of Organics there so not a bad price. Looking forward to seeing it tied in with your menu plan.