We have gone a week without anything expensive to pay for wooo! Obviously we are still sticking to a tight budget since there are nursery bills to pay for and my son has had a growth spurt so he will be needing some more clothes. I have brought some already in charity shops and I plan to sell his old ones on eBay to get a few more. We are already starting to think about buying Christmas presents too (sorry for saying the C word!) so hopefully December and January will be a bit better financially.
Here are our meals for this week, they are all under £1 a serving and we have one grown up meal a week which isn’t suitable for the kids (they look forward to their weekly fish fingers, chips and beans!).
Homemade Pizza: Yep my daughter picked pizza again just like every week! I don’t mind too much as they love making them and they are guaranteed to eat it.
Tacos with homemade salsa: Taco Tuesday! I use pork mince with taco seasoning, onions, red pepper and my homemade salsa.
Tuna flatbread melts: I used my two ingredient flat breads recipe with tuna, soft cheese and onion. It is a very cheap meal to make and everyone in my household loves them!
Chilli and rice: This is a simple chilli recipe, I purposely make a bit extra to have with tomorrows meal.
Leftover chilli and nacho chips: Chilli from yesturday’s leftovers with chips cooked in taco seasoning. We also like to have a dollop of sour cream and guacamole.
Butter chicken curry with rice and homemade naan bread: Butter chicken curry is my favorite curry, mostly because it’s mild and I can be a wuss when it comes to spice! My husband prefers his with a little more heat so I add more chilli powder once I have taken out portions for me and the kids.
Piri piri chicken wraps: Our grown up meal for the week. Would you believe that I have only ever had one Nando’s in my lifetime?! It was amazing so I thought I would try and come up with my own version.
I love food inspiration so let me know what’s on your meal plan this week!
August has been a very expensive month in the Budget Food Mummy household. We have had two birthdays with a joint birthday party, days out during the summer break and a school uniform to buy for my daughter who has just started Reception class. So we are really tightening our purse strings over September to get ourselves back on track.
My husband and I have started to have one ‘grown ups’ meal a week. It is normally something the kids wouldn’t like to eat. We cook it together when they have gone to bed.
All meals in this weeks meal plan our under £1 per serving.
Fish pie and vegetables – This is a new fish pie recipe I am trying out, it is made with tinned fish and served with frozen vegetables.
Crispy shredded chicken with egg fried rice – Our ‘grown up’ meal! It is one of our favorites from the takeaway so we thought we would recreate it at home.
Leftover rice pancakes and taco chicken – The leftover rice and chicken from yesterday’s meal. The chicken will be cooked in taco seasoning and served in the rice pancakes with red pepper and onion.
Homemade sausage rolls with vegetables and spaghetti hoops – I let my daughter pick two meals each week that she thinks her and her brother will like. (The vegetables aren’t her choice though!)
Mash potato and bacon soup – A new recipe again, I’m hoping it will use up the all the potatoes I have in the cupboard. It will be served with some homemade bread rolls.
Homemade hamburgers and chips – The burgers are made with sausages, breadcrumbs and a few herbs and spices. A family favorite in our house! (Another one of my daughter’s choices.)
Homemade Pizza – It is looking like a miserable weekend weather wise so we are going to spend some of the day making pizza. My daughter loves helping to make the dough and both kids like to chose their own toppings.
So, that is my meal plan for the week! What is on yours?
This weeks meal plan includes chicken so once again I brought a whole chicken to bring the price down. The breasts were used for hunters chicken, the leg meat for fajitas and the carcass for homemade chicken stock which was used in chorizo chowder.
All meals under £1 a serving and are fussy toddler approved!
Chicken Fajitas with Quick Salsa
Broccoli and Bacon Pasta Bake
Tuna melt in Flat Breads
Chorizo and Paprika Potatoes
Sausages and mash
This week is Easter holidays so my daughter is at home so hopefully I will have a little more time to make meals (fingers crossed!!). I have tried to make this weeks meal as cheap as possible as we are trying my 1 year old son on a milk free diet, he has an allergy to something unknown. Milk substitutes are a little more expensive than normal cows milk so if anyone had any advice or experience with milk allergy then please let me know!
Hunters Chicken and homemade chips.
Courgette fritters and salad
Homemade chicken nuggets
Potato curry, rice and onion bhajjis
Chicken and leftover rice soup
Pad Thai with homemade sweet chilli sauce
Bacon, egg and potato salad
Meal plans make shopping for food and cooking meals a whole lot easier and cheaper. This week we are having a couple of regular favourites and some new or unpublished recipes. All meals are less than £1 a serving and suitable for all the family.
Chicken Chow Mein
Pull apart pizza
Chorizo and Mozzarella Ham Burgers
Chorizo and Tomato Spaghetti
Sausage and Mash