Meal planning might seem a hassle but if you are on a budget Meal planning can help you save money. This is especially true if you try Special Buys Meal Planning. What does Special Buys Meal Planning Mean? Basically every supermarket has weekly Special Buys why not plan your meals around them and save your family money?
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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.
Special Buys Meal Planning Menu
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
- 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.
Special Buys Meal Planning – recipes
Turkey mince is on special for me in Lidl is week and this tasty Slow-cooker Turkey Chili is perfect for making a tasty meal. I have found my lot prefer Turkey mince to Beef Mince so I make this version more often now.
TIP: You can also have this meatless for Meatless Monday
Another thing on special this week is Chicken Kiev – serve it up with Sweet potato fries and Green salad from the garden
Tip: Growing Salads is so Easy –find out how here
Tip – You can cheat once during the week and not home cook everything if you want supermarket pizza go ahead as Good fellas in on Special this week in Lidl
This Vegan Butternut Squash and Spinach Korma with Quorn is a hearty and filling dish and smells amazing while cooking too, the slower the better. And Great when Buuternut Squash is on Offer.
TIP: use a slow-cooker liner to make clean up easier.
Bacon and Chorizo Gratin is a such a yummy comfort food dish perfect for a cold day and it is a cheap and cheerful dish too
Tips: Serve with steamed green beans or Baked beans it is up to you
Pork chops are often on Special offer and Aldi have them on Offer this week- serve these tasty Irish Whiskey Glazed Pork Chops and Colcannon to make them a bit special.
TIP: Sometimes pick things that are in Season to save money – Kale is in season in October
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 this week I will be serving this tasty Gluten Free Apple Cake recipe which I will share in the Snapshot and Snippets Newsletter on Tuesday.Sign up below
If you sign up for my Snapshot and Snippets Newsletter, which as exclusive recipes and tips. Sign up and you can a Free copy of my Beginner’s Guide to Menu Planning. Which comes with plain versions of the Meal Planner and the Shopping and so much more. For more Menu’s head over to the Organizing Junkie’s Monday Menu Link up.
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