Dinner mama has a budget that, as a family, we try to follow for our food shopping. However there are unfortunately times when our budget has to be cut, and we have to find ways to feed the family for a lot less.
This week is one of those times. With our toddler’s 2nd birthday coming up, plus another family birthday this week, not to mention the fact that Christmas is just around the corner, we have had found ourselves needing to limit the budget a little more than normal.
So the challenge this week will be to feed our family of four for under £50, for three meals a day, plus snacks. This will not be the healthiest week of our lives for our diet, however will continue to control the calories and keep them beneath our weight loss levels. There will continue to be fresh fruit and plenty of frozen vegetables, and a good variety to our meals.
In addition to the food purchased today there are a few other items that will be used or brought fresh, such as milk and bread. These bring the total for the week to £45.90 for all breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. It doesn’t include other essentials, such as toilet roll and laundry products, which we already have in.
This week will see meals that your mum may have made, including roast chicken, sausage and mash, gammon, and pasta.