If you don’t know things have taken a turn here in regional Victoria and school is set to return ! For us my son still has to homeschool the first week and then things should be back face to face in the school ! So I am thinking ahead for that, but I will focus more on the ‘Lunch Box Meal Plan’ printable with my VIPs next fortnight along with my own personal ‘Meal Plan For The Busy’ - something I’m going to start doing for myself to get back onto a more healthier lifestyle.
For this fortnight although my budget is $240 for my main fortnight shop I want to try and get my spending down to $200 if I can. That is the budget I was working with prior to COVID and I’ve been trying to think more closely to this figure recently.
If you you have been following along and seen my budget update since COVID hit. So my general rule is now $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. For us that is $240 for the main shop in the first week. With then a flat $70 for the top up shop in the second week of the fortnight. 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 $215, 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)
- 4pk 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
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.