Please be aware of current Australia Post delays associated with COVID 19, flood disasters & Christmas. Deliveries can not be guaranteed before Christmas due to these advised delays. Current processing time is 5 business days from This Mum At Home. - excluding pre-orders.

Meal Plan With Me | End Of March 2021 - VIP ONLY VLOG

 

 

 

I am so so so late meal planning this week. I've just been so busy that I've left it super close to my grocery day - something in which I do not normally do! Not to worry today I'm focused and ready to get to it. Even though I feel rushed I can promise you that I will be absolutely still be doing very step I normally do to ensure I get the best out of my meal planning to save time and money.

 

 

 

 

 

This fortnight I'm planning on restocking some of my regular meals in my freezer so I'll be doing a Bulk Cook Up to restock. Then I'll be meal planning mostly from that cook up :)

My general rule for setting a grocery budget is $70 per adult (persons aged 14yrs+ because we all know that teenagers eat as much as adults at this point!) and $50 per child (under 14yrs) in the household is the main grocery shop budget for a fortnight. I feel no matter where you are living in Australia -  city, country or coastal states - it's a fair $ goal for your budget. For us that is $240 for the main shop in the first week - BUT personally I am trying to hit $200 if I can. I wont feel too bad though just as long as I'm under my $240.

I then have a flat $70 for the top up shop in the second week of the fortnight. I base that off what ever I set per adult. So in total that is $310 for the fortnight for my family of 4.  

Keeping all this mind my budget for my main shop is $240. I’m currently estimating that I will spend around $220. So be sure to watch the matching grocery haul to see if I stay under budget !

 

 

 

Some tools I used to do my meal planning were:

(VIP's use the shop code found on the private Facebook Group to download FREE) 

  Print out these using the VIP shop code found on the Facebook Group!

.

So that is where I'm at this week. Be sure to check out the matching grocery haul vlog if you want to see what I got and how I went with staying within my budget.

.
Stay tuned here on the VIP lounge to see future 'Meal Plan With Me' vlogs along with other ways to simplify a busy mummas life!
 
.