Cutting down on the food bill

Hello Everyone,

When I read other simple and frugal living blogs I am amazed at how successful many people are with cutting their food spending.  I’ve got a long way to go I think, but I am making progress.  I used to spend £90 a week in the supermarket on the big shop, then maybe another £40 to £50 on other groceries throughout the week.  As time has gone on, I’ve got the big shop down to £40 to £50 and the overall total to about £75 for three of us.

This week I’ve spent £33 on groceries which included my veg box at £12.45.  I also had £24 in vouchers from the Co-Op which I used for the big supermarket shop.  This has been the lowest amount I’ve ever spent on groceries in a week.

I’m hoping to keep the food bill down next week as well as it’s the last week of the month and the money has got to last.  We’re going to eat at a friend’s house on Saturday, so I will be spending a bit on some ingredients for a couple of puddings.  For our everyday meals, I’ll be using up what we’ve got in the freezer including home made pizza, curry and some mince.

What are your ideas for spending less on food?

Until next time, Tawney.


Cutting down on the food bill — 1 Comment

  1. Batch cooking and forward planning!

    I have a weekly meal planner stuck on the fridge. I made it out of a piece of A4 laminated paper and use a wipe off marker to write on it.

    Before I shop I look what I have in the fridge and freezer and see what meals I can make, taking into account who is in the house to eat each evening, whether or not I am working that day and if there are any activities going on. Then I write my shopping list. It cuts down on waste and food bills.