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



It's been a little while since I've done a grocery haul on the main channel or matching 'Meal Plan With Me' video here on the VIP Lounge, BUT I'M BACK ! For those that do not know we moved house a few weeks ago, So I took some time away from work to concentrate on that. What I can tell you is that we mostly lived off our emergency stockpile for at least 3 weeks with minimal trips to the store. Not only to help save money for the move, but also because we went into another lockdown in Victoria.



So because it had been so long since I had done a main grocery shop and I had gone through so much of my main meals in the freezer, I had to do smart planning and also think about restocking my freezer with a bulk cook up! Before you watch todays Meal Plan With Me Video be sure to watch me planning my bulk cook up video I did on the main YouTube channel

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 this week is $240. I’m currently estimating that I will spend around $237. 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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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!