Halloween week Meal Planning – it is that time of year when the Ghost and Ghouls are out and you have to meal Plan around Halloween Parties and Trick and Treating. Meal planning means you aren’t wondering what to do on the night leaving you free to enjoy the festivities.
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Meal Planning is all about saving time and money and with my Plain Printables you can make a Meal Plan perfect for your family, or you can use my meal suggestions below.
Halloween Week Meal Planning Menu – click the image to download your free copy
How to stick to your meal plan and keep costs down
- Never Shopping when Hungry – this one Vital
- Write a List and Stick to it.
- Avoid packaged meals – cooking from scratch doesn’t always take time.
- Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit by shopping the special offers
- Try to add a Meat-free meal to your diet at least once a week
- Shop in budget stores Aldi and Lidl which keep their prices low and have weekly special buys
Get your Free Budget Meal Planning Printables below
Here is your downloadable Free Meal Planning Printables so you can make your own budget using local stores to you and I have included a Freezer Inventory to help you shop from your freeze.
Halloween Week Meal Planning – recipes
On Busy week’s like Halloween week why not stick with old classics that you know the family will eat like Spag Bol – make it extra spooky by serving with Halloween Pasta
TIP: You can also have this meatless for Meatless Monday by using Meatless mince which is €1.99 a bag
Before they head out trick or treating why not get your little andnot so little one to decorate there own mini pizzas
MUMMY THREE CHEESE PIZZAS
The great thing about these Pizzas are kid can decorate their own Mummy pizza and as these are small 6-inch pizza’s each kid can have their own.
In fact slice, the Cheese and tomatoes beforehand and even the smallest of your little witches and ghosts can make their own Mummy.
- 1 6 inch plain pizza Aldi do one for 75c in the fridge section or make your own pizza bases using my foolproof pizza base recipe – Here which would make a whole lot of party pizzas.
- Edam slices – Aldi €1.49
- Gouda Slices Aldi €1.49
- Cherry tomatoes 99c and you can use olives and pepper slices to decorate if your kids like them, my youngest is a plain pizza type of girl.
THE HOW TO BIT
These couldn’t be easier just slice the Edam and Gouda into 1 cm stripes and place like bandages on your pizza then add half cherry tomatoes for eyes. Then place in a Preheated oven at 200 degrees C and bake for 10-15 minutes.
After all the junk the night before this Tasty but Low-Calorie Slow-cooker Beef Stroganoff is perfect. Just pop it in the slow-cooker and let the slow-cooker do all the work for you. While you clean up after the night befores activities.
Tip – Use a slow-cooker liner to make clean up easier
This Quick and Easy Bacon and Mushroom Pasta is perfect for a busy night and you can whip it up in less than 30 minutes
TIP: If you are using meat in your meals why not cheaper cut to reduce costs
These yummy Tasty Mackerel Fish Cakes for Fussy kids are a great way to get some nourishing fish into kids that are on a sugar crash from Halloween.
When you get a craving for Chinese but can’t afford to get takeaway try Easy Chinese Chicken with Five-spice Stirfry. That should cure your craving and save you cash.
TIP: Try a Fakeaway instead of a Takeaway and save money
On Sunday I will be cooking our usual Free-range Chicken. I will serve it with lots of Veggies from the garden and for dessert. As Apples are on offer I will serving up this Tasty Slow-cooker Apple Crisp which is gluten-free and a gorgeous Autumn dessert.
Tip: using seasonal fruits in your dessert mean you can have a treat with your Sunday dinner
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