This fortnight I am showing you what I have meal planned for my Extreme Grocery Budget Challenge Video coming up on the regular This Mum At Home channel soon. It is a little different this fortnight as I have planned week 1 in my fortnight - a complete specific plan for breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and dessert for 7 days. So be sure to check out that video when it pops up on the channel for more in depth detail. I have also planned for week 2 in my fortnight as normal - 5 nights with 2 free days. I have also added in pen extra snacks etc for throughout the day.
My budget is also looking different as I have specifically planned for only spending $125 for my main shop in the first week and my normal $70 for the second. This is VERY MUCH UNDER MY NORMAL BUDGET OVERALL FOR THE FORTNIGHT. . . My NORMAL 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. 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 NORMALLY $310 for the fortnight for my family of 4.
Keeping all this mind my budget for my main shop is for my Extreme Grocery Budget Challenge is $130. I’m currently estimating that I will spend around $125. 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:
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- 7pk Monthly Meal Planner + Shop Your Pantry Meal Ideas + 40 Dinner Theme Night Idea's + Blank Family Favorite Meals Sheet - INSTANT DOWNLOAD
- A Easy Grocery Calculator - INSTANT DOWNLOAD
- 2pk Grocery List Budget + Grocery & Meal Planning Wish List - INSTANT DOWNLOAD
- Lunch Box Meal Planner - INSTANT DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE
- Daily Meal Planner For The Busy - INSTANT DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE
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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.