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Meal Plan One

This nutrition article should also answer some of your questions about your family’s diet.

Monday Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Tuesday Breakfastporridge
Lunchtangy bean pate sandwiches
Dinnerspanish omelette
Wednesday Breakfastapple curd on toast
Lunchhoumous sandwich
Dinnerpasta carbonara
Thursday Breakfastporridge
Lunchnut butter on toast
Dinneronion tart
Friday Breakfast apple curd on toast
Lunchtangy bean pate sandwiches
Dinnerrisi e bisi
Saturday Breakfast porridge
Lunchspicy pea soup
Dinnerhome made pizza
Sunday Breakfastpancakes
Lunchroast chicken dinner
Dinnerpotato & onion soup
Snacks 2 batcheshomemade bread
1 cakecarrot cake
1 batchsavoury scones
1 batchraisin scones
1 batch savoury bites
Extras
1 jar, for 2 weeksmayonnaise
to last all monthlemon cordial
once you have made all your carrot cakes,
use the saved carcasses to make this marmalade
marmalade
Shopping List for Meal Plan 1, Week 12019 Needed at the till
Fresh
800g Butternut Squash 80p
4kg Brown Onions £2.40
4kg White Potatoes £2
2kg Carrots£1.10
7 Oranges £1.15
1 x 4 pk Lemons 79p
2g x Bramley cooking apples 1.3 kg used freeze 400g£3.20
Meat, Fish & Poultry
1 x Smartprice Whole Medium Chicken (Approx 1.8Kg)£3.28
1 x 600g Smartprice Smoked Cooking Bacon Pieces 86p
Dairy
1 x Whole Fresh Milk 6 Pints (3.41L)£1.48
1 x Cooks Value Medium Eggs (30)£3.25
1kg x Seriously Strong Cheddar £3.58
2 x 200g Grana Padano, freeze 120g£4
2 x Lard (250g)78p
Tin, Jars & Cooking
2 x Vegetable Oil (3L) £5.96
1 x Colman’s Mustard Powder (57g)£1.35
1 x Rajah Chilli Powder (100g)65p
1 x Rajah Garam Masala (100g)65p
2 x Rajah Garlic Powder (100g)£2
4 x Smartprice Peeled Plum Tomatoes in Tomato Juice £1.12
1 x Tomato Puree (142g)34p
1 x Smartprice Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce 22p
1 x smart price malt vinegar21p
Packets & Cereals
1 x Smartprice Pasta Shapes (500g)29p
3 x Smartprice Self Raising Flour (1.5Kg) £1.35
3 x Leo Dried Peas with Steeping Tablet (250g)£1.35
1 x Long Grain Rice (1Kg) 45p
1 x Thomas Allinson Dried Active Yeast (125g)£1
3 x Strong White Bread Flour (1.5Kg) £1.92
2kg Silver Spoon Granulated Sugar £1.28
Asda chicken stock cubes (12)39p
2 x 150g Pumpkin Seeds £1.80
1 x Chick Peas (500g) £1.15
2 x 200g Smartprice Salted Peanuts 96p
1 x Ready Oats (750g) £1.27
1 x Smartprice Porridge Oats (1Kg)75p
1kg Smartprice Raisins £2.80
Frozen
1 x Smartprice Peas (907g) 68p
Total£58.61
Monday Breakfast porridge
Lunch houmous sandwich
Dinnerbacon onion pudding
Tuesday Breakfastapple curd on toast
Lunchtangy bean pate sandwiches
Dinnerchilli
Wednesday Breakfastporridge
Lunchhoumous sandwich
Dinnerpasta alfredo
Thursday Breakfastapple curd on toast
Lunch nut butter on toast
Dinnerrisi e bisi
Friday Breakfast porridge
Lunch tangy bean pate sandwiches
Dinnercottage pie
Saturday Breakfast nut butter on toast
Lunch green pea soup
Dinnerhome made pizza
Sunday Breakfastporridge
Lunchchicken & onion pie
Snacks 2 batcheshomemade bread
savoury scones
raisin biscuits
carrot cake
Shopping List for Meal Plan 1, Week 22019 Needed at the till
Fresh
2kg onions£1.20
1kg carrots55p
4kg potatoes£2
Dairy
250g lard39p
6 pints milk£1.48
Meat, Fish & Poultry
2x 500g Asda Smartprice British Beef Mince. Freeze 200g£3.18
600g cooking bacon86p
Packets & Cereals
2 x 1.5kg strong white bread flour£1.28
1 kg raisins
£2.80
1.5kg self raising flour45p
750g ready oats£1.27
4 x Leo dried peas, 250g per pack£1.80
2 x 500g pasta shapes58p
1kg rice45p
Tins, Jars & Cooking
6 x 400g tins plum tomatoes£1.68
400g tin red kidney beans30p
Frozen
907g peas68p
Total£21.59
Monday Breakfast nut butter on toast
Lunch houmous sandwich
Dinnerbacon onion pudding
Tuesday Breakfastporridge
Lunchtangy bean pate sandwiches
Dinnerpasta alfredo
Wednesday Breakfastapple curd on toast
Lunchhoumous sandwich
Dinnerbean curry
Thursday Breakfastporridge
Lunch apple curd on toast
Dinnerpasta amatriciana
Friday Breakfast apple curd on toast
Lunch tangy bean pate sandwiches
Dinnerchilli
Saturday Breakfast porridge
Lunch spicy pea soup
Dinnerhome made pizza
Sunday Breakfastnut butter on toast
Lunchroast chicken dinner
Dinnerbutternut squash risotto
Snacks 3 batcheshomemade bread
savoury scones
raisin biscuits
carrot cake
raisin scones
savoury bites
Extras
1 jar, for 2 weeksmayonnaise
Shopping List for Meal Plan 1, Week 32019 Needed at the till
Fresh
2kg onions£1.20
1kg carrots55p
4kg potatoes£2
Dairy
500g lard78p
Meat, Fish & Poultry
500g beef mince£1.59
Packets & Cereals
3 x 1.5kg strong white bread flour£1.92
2kg raisins£2.80
1.5kg self raising flour45p
750g ready oats£1.27
1 x 250g Leo dried peas45p
1kg pasta shapes58p
1kg rice45p
125g dried yeast£1
1kg porridge oats75p
2 x 200g salted peanuts96p
Tins, Jars & Cooking
7 x 400g plum tomatoes£1.96
2 x 400g red kidney beans60p
142g tomato puree34p
2 x 420g baked beans44p
Frozen
907g peas68p
Total£20.77
Monday Breakfast porridge
Lunch houmous sandwich
Dinnerrisi e bisi
Tuesday Breakfastapple curd on toast
Lunchnut butter on toast
Dinnerveggie burgers
Wednesday Breakfastporridge
Lunchhoumous sandwich
Dinnerpasta carbonara
Thursday Breakfastapple curd on toast
Lunch lunchtime pate
Dinnerspanish omelette
Friday Breakfast porridge
Lunch houmous sandwich
Dinnerbean curry
Saturday Breakfast breakfast pancakes
Lunch potato and onion soup
Dinneronion tart
Sunday Breakfastporridge
Lunchspicy pea soup
Dinnerchicken & onion pie
Snacks 3 batcheshomemade bread
carrot cake
2 batchestomato scones
2 batchesraisin scones
savoury scones
Shopping List for Meal Plan 1, Week Four2019 Needed at the till
Fresh
2kg onion£1.20
1kg carrots55p
2kg potatoes£1
4 lemons79p
Dairy
500g lard78p
Meat, Fish & Poultry
500g pigs liver£1
Packets & Cereals
2 x 1.5kg bread flour£1.28
2 x 750g ready oats£2.54
1kg raisins£2.80
500g pasta shapes29p
1kg rice45p
Tins, Jars & Cooking
4 x 400g cans red kidney beans£1.20
2 x 400g baked beans44p
Frozen
907g peas68p
Total£16.00
Monday Breakfast apple curd on toast
Lunch lunchtime pate
Dinnerveggie burgers
Tuesday Breakfastporridge
Lunchhoumous sandwich
Dinnercottage pie
Wednesday Breakfastapple curd on toast
Lunchlunchtime pate
Dinnercottage pie
Thursday Breakfastporridge
Lunch apple curd on toast
Dinnerpasta amatriciana
Friday Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Saturday Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Sunday Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

No shopping required this week, the remaining items to the end of the month were bought last week.

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