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Sunday, 6 January 2019

The week we're all properly back in routine, work and school as usual for everyone.  It makes Meal Planning easier, and there will be no children raiding the fridge and cupboards for random snacks throughout the day.

Breakfasts will be porridge or toast with fruit depending on the morning.  Weekend breakfasts will be pancakes and homemade crumpets or toasted teacakes.

Packed lunches will be Root Vegetable and Red Lentil Dhal and Butternut Squash and Lentil Curry alternated each day, served in flasks with homemade wholemeal bread rolls, a piece of fruit, and a baked treat for afters.

Weekend Lunches will be Twice Baked Potatoes, using already baked potatoes from the freezer, and Vegetable and Pearl Barley Soup with homemade bread rolls.


Pepper, Sausage and Gnocchi Traybake

4 peppers, any colour, deseeded and cut into chunks
2 onions, peeled and cut into eighths
300g cherry tomatoes
2 x 500g packs of gnocchi
2 Tblsp oil
12 pork sausages

Preheat your oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas Mark 6.

Toss together the peppers, onion, tomatoes, gnocchi and olive oil and spread out on to a large foil lined baking tray.

Put the sausages on top of the vegetables then put the tray into the preheated oven. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the sausages are cooked through, the gnocchi are golden, and the vegetables are tender. Serve with steamed greens or mixed vegetables.

Macaroni Cheese

Keema Naan with Speedy Vegetable Curry

Shopping List

37 items: £65.12

3x       ASDA Frozen for Freshness Mixed Vegetables (1Kg)          £2.85
1x       ASDA Frozen for Freshness Berry Medley (1Kg)          £2.75

Tins, Jars and Cooking
5x       ASDA Smartprice Chopped Tomatoes in Tomato Juice (400g)          £1.40
1x       ASDA Curry Paste - Balti (200g)          £1.19
2x       Napolina Lentils in Water (400g)          £1.70

Dairy and Eggs
2x       ASDA Semi Skimmed Milk 6 Pints (3.41L)          £2.96
1x       ASDA British Whole Milk 6 Pints (3.41L)          £1.48
1x       ASDA Free Range Mixed Weight Eggs (15)          £2.00
1x       ASDA Mature Cheddar Cheese - Light (750g)          £3.65

Packets and Cereals
2x       ASDA Wholemeal Bread Flour (1.5Kg)          £1.38
1x       ASDA Smartprice Long Grain Rice (1Kg)          45p
1x       ASDA Easy Bake Yeast (6 per pack - 42g)          52p
1x       ASDA Wholewheat Penne (500g)          45p
2x       Il Pastaio Potato Gnocchi (500g)          £1.30
1x       Cypressa Red Split Lentils (500g)          £1.15
1x       ASDA Good and Balanced Pearl Barley (500g)          55p
1x       ASDA Quinoa (300g)          £1.14
2x       ASDA Scottish Porridge Oats (1Kg)          £1.78
1x       ASDA Four Seed Mix (150g)          90p
1x       ASDA Ready to Roll Puff Pastry (500g)          £1.00

Fruit and Vegetables
20      ASDA Grower's Selection Bananas by Weight (200g)          £3.00
2x       ASDA Grower's Selection Carrots (1Kg)          £1.30
2        ASDA Grower's Selection Butternut Squash by Weight (1.3Kg)          £1.95
1x       ASDA Grower's Selection Celery          52p
2x       ASDA Grower's Selection Sweet Potatoes (1Kg)          £2.00
4x       ASDA Farm Stores Pears (500g)          £2.36
4x       ASDA Farm Stores Apples (500g)          £2.36
3x       ASDA Chosen by Kids Easy Peasy Peelers (500g)          £2.37
2x       ASDA Grower's Selection Swede          £1.00
2x       ASDA Farm Stores Brown Onions (1Kg)          £1.50
1x       ASDA Farm Stores White Potatoes (2.5Kg)          £1.25
1x       ASDA Grower's Selection Cherry Tomatoes (325g)          75p
2x       ASDA Grower's Selection Cooking Peppers (700g)          £2.90

Meat, Fish and Poultry
1x       ASDA Butcher's Selection Chicken Thighs (1.1Kg)          £2.09
2x       ASDA Extra Special Pork Sausages (6 per pack - 400g)          £4.00
1x       ASDA Butcher's Selection Beef Mince - 12% Fat (1Kg)          £4.50
1x       ASDA Farm Stores Cooking Bacon (600g)          67p

We purchased our groceries online from Asda, via My Supermarket on 05/01/2019 and out items cost £65.12.  Had we shopped elsewhere our shopping list would've cost:

£71.10 from Tesco
£82.59 from Sainsbury's
£88.30 from Ocado
£90.87 from Waitrose

My lovely blogging buddy Ciara from My Fussy Eater has created a fab Meal Planning Facebook Group so we can inspire each other. She also has a book out which you can order here

And Katykicker has a Meal Planning Linky full of fabulous Meal Planning posts with lots of tasty ideas.


  1. This is amazing you have managed to feed a whole family for that price I might have to check out some of your recipes. Thank you for sharing.


  2. Ahh! It is so much easier to meal plan when the kids are at school. I love the sound of the Chilli. Great meal plan x

  3. I love that you share your supermarket shop too! The Bacon and egg pie sounds lovely!

  4. That traybake sounds awesome. I've never made anything with gnocchi except tomato sauce! I really like that idea.

  5. love the gnocchi traybake idea


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