Grocery Haul #17

For June my grocery budget is £180, but I’m trying to lower it to £150 by switching to cash (and my debit card)….and it hasn’t worked! Can I get a pass and just show you what I bought instead? :)

Trolley shot!
Grocery Trolley

S ainsbury’s: £39.82
- £1.95 Branflakes (1kg)
- £1.30 Seeded Loaf
- £5.00 Sausages x 12 (£6.58)
- £3.99 Chicken Drumsticks x 10
- £2.00 Apple Tart
- £1.80 Biscuits & Chocolate Bar
- £0.27 Carrots x 3
- £1.00 Mushrooms
- £1.50 Sweet Potatoes
- £1.38 Spring Onions x 2
- £1.25 Romaine
- £1.00 Spinach
- £0.69 Pepper
- £2.00 Green Beans
- £0.69 Broccoli
- £0.69 Cucumber
- £1.69 Tomatoes x 2
- £0.47 Bananas
- £3.75 Blueberries (400g)
- £1.50 Bertolli Spread
- £1.50 Sour Cream x 2 (£2.20)
- £1.10 Yogurt (500g)
- £1.00 Salsa
- £1.50 Rice (1kg)
- £0.80 Black Beans

grocery haul 2

I also spent £10.33 at T esco last night:
- £1.84 Milk
- £2.00 Bagels x 10 (£3.20)
- £0.49 Cucumber
- £0.75 Italian Seasoning
- £2.00 Raspberries
- £3.25 Organic Eggs x 10

I was interested to see how much I went ‘off piste’ from my list. I didn’t buy fish, cashew nuts or tortilla chips, but all in all it wasn’t too bad.

June Budget: £180 (or £150)  :: Spent: £156.71 

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Grocery Buying & Menu Planning

A glimpse at my current system for grocery buying and menu planning.  The system changes every month/week, but this is where I’m at right now as I commit (yet again!) to a healthier eating plan.

1: Check fridge contents on Wednesday’s to assess what we have and need to use up.
Fridge Contents

2: Check store cupboard contents and update freezer inventory (for the same reason).

3: Make a menu plan using what we have, and then make a grocery list for what we need.
Menu Plan + Grocery List

As you can see from the list above. Sometimes I make double the meal so that I have one to freeze. Other times I use something that is already made in the freezer. It’s all basic stuff, but I go off track with this so many times!

4: Buy groceries – sticking to the list!

Grocery Haul

Last weeks grocery

That’s it! So simple IF I stick to the system!

On another note I pretty much have a 2 weekly menu plan ready to share with you. The plan is to get in a food routine, which may seem boring, but we eat the same things all the time and so it makes sense for us.

Let me know. How do you plan your menu’s? Do you have a great system that you can share with us? 

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Grocery Haul #16

For June my grocery budget is £180, but I’m trying to lower it to £150 by switching to cash (and my debit card).

Purchased this week:

Fruit and Veg

Dairy + cupboard

Forgive the light – the sky is so dark here today!

Shopping List:

  • £1.00 Mushrooms (300g)
  • £1.92 Broccoli (400g)
  • £0.52 Carrots (600g)
  • £1.00 Spinach (80g)
  • £2.70 Organic Apples x 5
  • £2.15 Grapes (500g)
  • £2.00 Blueberries (180g)
  • £1.79 Tomatoes (300g)
  • £1.00 Bananas x 5
  • £1.00 Milk (4 pints) (not pictured)
  • £3.38 Monterey Jack Cheese (360g)
  • £2.35 Organic Eggs x 6
  • £0.62 Sour Cream (170ml)
  • £3.00 Organic Yogurts x 8
  • £1.93 Butter (500g)
  • £2.00 Pork Sausages
  • £2.19 Pork Chipolata Sausages
  • £2.00 Hovis Bread x 2
  • £1.25 Cinnamon Bagels x 5
  • £0.80 Hot Dog Rolls x 6
  • £1.40 Naan Bread x 4
  • £3.98 Instant Coffee (200g)
  • £1.39 Bran Flakes (500g)
  • £1.89 Cashew Nuts (100g)
  • £1.24 Organic Beans x 2

I had my grocery delivered from Oc*do this week. The total spend was £44.50 after £9.85 of discounts!

I put this little lot into My Supermarket to compare prices and there was little difference between it, and S*insbury’s – Tesc* was over £4+ extra.

Sue mentioned yesterday that she’s working on her stockpiling & menu planning, and I’m doing a similar thing. Downsizing our home gives me good reason to streamline our pantry stockpile (only keeping items that we use on a regular basis), and our menu plan. For now though we’re using up everything in our current pantry.

June Budget: £180 (or £150)  :: Spent: £44.50 :: Left £135.50 (or £105.50)

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