Meal Plan for £20 or Less Per Person (& Receipt for Proof) – Week 1

I can do a normal food shop for £20 or less per person. And bitches, I ain’t lying.

The proof is in the pudding, as they say, so below you’ll find my receipt and meal plan for 30th December 2015 – (Lunchtime) 8th January 2016.

This week was a bit of an odd one what with New Years and all, so there are some things on the list (Ahem. Deviations!) which wouldn’t normally be there. This week we – I say we, it’s normally my other half tempting me – bought cheese, Pepsi, crisps and a more expensive wine than we normally pick, but fuck it, it’s New Years Eve!

There is also cat food & litter on there and I don’t count that as part of my food shop budget, that has a little budget all of its own.

So, without the cat stuff, we spent…

£41.41

Okay, so that works out at £20.71 each rather than £20. But if we hadn’t bought the wine we’d have come in wayyy under budget – and probably been bored as fuck on New Years, so needs must.

Don’t believe me? Here’s the receipt:

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And here is what we ate all week:

WEDNESDAY 30-12-2015
Dinner – Macaroni cheese

THURSDAY – 31-12-2015
Breakfast – Greek yoghurt, oats & banana
Lunch – tomato soup & bread rolls
Dinner – party food at New Years party
Snacks – cucumber sticks, hummus, rice cakes with marmite, grapes

FRIDAY 01-01-2016
Breakfast – Greek yoghurt, oats & banana
Lunch – left over macaroni cheese
Dinner – roasted carrot and chilli soup
Snacks – cucumber sticks, hummus, rice cakes with marmite, grapes

SATURDAY 02-01-2016
Breakfast – Greek yoghurt, oats & banana
Lunch – leftover carrot & chilli soup
Dinner – bruschetta chicken with sweet potato wedges & peas
Snacks – cucumber sticks, hummus, rice cakes with marmite, grapes

SUNDAY 03-01-2016
Breakfast – Greek yoghurt, oats & banana
Lunch – sweet potato & lentil soup
Dinner – roast chicken & trimmings
Snacks – cucumber sticks, hummus, rice cakes with marmite, grapes

MONDAY 04-01-2016
Breakfast – Greek yoghurt, oats & banana
Lunch – sesame chicken lettuce cups
Dinner – chicken noodle soup
Snacks – cucumber sticks, hummus, rice cakes with marmite, grapes

TUESDAY 05-01-2016
Breakfast – Greek yoghurt, oats & banana
Lunch – leftover sweet potato & lentil soup
Dinner – roasted Mediterranean veg risotto
Snacks – cucumber sticks, hummus, rice cakes with marmite, grapes

WEDNESDAY 06-01-2016
Breakfast – Greek yoghurt, oats & banana
Lunch – leftover chicken noodle soup
Dinner – tomato & olive spaghetti
Snacks – cucumber sticks, hummus, rice cakes with marmite, grapes

THURSDAY 07-01-2016
Breakfast – Greek yoghurt, oats & banana
Lunch – leftover tomato & olive spaghetti
Dinner – chicken with apples & new potato mash & mixed veg
Snacks – cucumber sticks, hummus, rice cakes with marmite, grapes

FRIDAY 08-01-2016
Breakfast – Greek yoghurt, oats & banana
Lunch – leftover chicken with apples & mash
Snacks – cucumber sticks, hummus, rice cakes with marmite, grapes

Anything in the meal plan that didn’t go on my shopping list we already had in. So frozen veg, tomatoes, olives, pasta etc.

Save your pennies in January and give my method for keeping your food spend down a whirl – read about how I do it here: How to Eat Healthily Without Breaking the Bank.

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