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Thursday, 18 January 2018

Weekly Meal Plan (Tesco) | January 2018



I had such a good response the last time I did a meal plan post; It actually become one of my most viewed posts! 

Before following this meal plan, please read the following:

- I'm not a nutritional expert and this is NOT a diet plan
- All offers were available on January 14th 2018 (they might not be now)
- This shop was done at Tesco in Cheltenham
- I bought some extra bits such as beauty items and gifts
- I'm a food blogger therefore I bought ingredients for my recipes (outside of this meal plan)
- Any items I don't list a price next to means I already had them
- The total of the day's meals aren't completely accurate as you'll be able to use some of the ingredients again

Sub-total: £80.77
Reduced items due to expiry: 
Brand guarantee* savings: £1.30

Total to pay: £79.47

* This means that if the branded items could have been bought cheaper elsewhere, Tesco will take off the difference.

SCROLL DOWN FOR TESCO HAUL LINKED TO THIS MEAL PLAN & ROUGH PRICE OF ALL MEALS FOR TWO PEOPLE

WEEKLY MEAL PLAN FOR TWO

Please note: I also already had some ingredients at home, so this cut costs. However I did buy extra snacks and other non-food items which could be seen to make up for the price of these items. I will include the price in brackets of the items I bought in this shop.

Monday

BREAKFAST 

Cafe Latte (Lavazza coffee I already had. Milk we get from the milk man)

LUNCH 

Kale, Butternut Squash + Onion Bake (£2.50)

DINNER 

Chinese Pork Balls and Rice 
Recipe from my second blog >> Jess Eats and Travels

Ingredients

1kg of Pork Mince (I actually bought this at Morrisons as I forgot at Tesco! It cost £5.00)
Rock Salt 
Freshly ground pepper
50g of Breadcrumbs
3 tbsp of honey (£1.80)
1 tbsp of grated ginger
1 garlic clove (0.30p)
2 spring onions (0.55p)
1L of rapeseed oil
112g of cornflour (0.75p)
400ml of tropical juice (0.89p)
2 tbsp of Soy sauce (£2.69)
1 tsp of Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Sauce (£1.50)
5 tbsp of water

Thai jasmine rice (I used 3 cups) £2.00

Rough total meal cost: £15.48 - £7.74 per person (I had many of the ingredients) It has also covered two meals as I managed to freeze some of the balls.

Tuesday

BREAKFAST

Cafe Latte (Lavazza coffee I already had. Milk we get from the milk man)

LUNCH

Half of a baguette grilled (0.45p), tuna (£4.00 for a pack of 4) with chopped spring onion (0.55p), salt and pepper and a few baby spinach leaves (£1.50)

DINNER

Mac and Cheese (made by Fabio!)
Recipe from >> BBC GoodFood

Ingredients

50g of baguette (0.45p)
2 tbsp of butter
350g of short pasta
1 garlic clove (0.30p)
2 tsp English mustard powder
2 tbsp plain flour
500ml of whole milk (0.80p)
250g mature cheddar cheese (£1.16)
50g parmesan (£2.30)

Rough total meal cost: £5.01 - £2.50 per person (I had many of the ingredients) It did serve 3 though as I had the leftovers the following day.

Wednesday

BREAKFAST

Cafe Latte (Lavazza coffee I already had. Milk we get from the milk man)

LUNCH

Leftover Mac and Cheese from the night before.

DINNER

Sea Bass en papillote with steamed veg.
No recipe tonight - just ingredients thrown together! If you're wondering how to make it though, just wrap your fish in brown pepper, drizzle with olive oil, add a sprinkle of salt and freshly ground pepper - bake in a oven heated at 150 degrees for 15 minutes.

Sea Bass (this was found in the reduced section in Tesco the week before. I froze it).
Vegetable pack (£2.00)

Rough total meal cost: £2.00 - £1 per person (I already had many of the 
ingredients) 

Thursday

BREAKFAST

Cafe Latte (Lavazza coffee I already had. Milk we get from the milk man)

LUNCH

White muffin (already had these from a previous shop at Waitrose. They were reduced to 0.19p so I froze them) with tuna (£4.00 for pack of 4) and grated cheddar cheese (£1.16), grilled. 

DINNER

Roast Vegetable and Chickpea Stew
Recipe from >> Deliciously Ella

Ingredients

2 courgettes (0.69p)
1 aubergine (0.70p)
1 red onion (0.15p)
3 garlic gloves (0.30p)
400g can of chickpeas (0.50p)
2 400g of tinned tomatoes
2 tbsp of Tomato Puree (0.50p)
1 tbsp of honey (1.80)
Chilli flakes
Salt and pepper

Rough total meal cost: £4.64 - £2.32 per person (I already had many of the 
ingredients) 

Friday

BREAKFAST

Cafe Latte (Lavazza coffee I already had. Milk we get from the milk man)

LUNCH

White muffin (already had these from a previous shop at Waitrose. They were reduced to 0.19p so I froze them) with tuna (£4.00 for pack of 4) and grated cheddar cheese (£1.16), grilled. 

DINNER

Vegan Slow Cooker Chickpea Tikka Masala
Recipe from >> TheKitchn

Ingredients

1 pound of dried chickpeas 
2 tbsp of Coconut Oil (£3.00)
1 onion (0.09p)
4 garlic cloves (0.30p)
2 tbsp of fresh ginger 
1.5 tbsp mustard seeds (0.85p)
1 tsp ground turmeric (£1.50)
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground cardamon
1 can of coconut milk (0.75p)
2 tsp of kosher salt
1 can of tomatoes 
5 cups of baby spinach leaves (£1.50)
Basmati rice (i'm using thai jasmine instead - £2.00)
1 tsp of cumin seeds (£1.50)
Chilli flakes

Rough total meal cost: £11.59 - £5.74 per person (I already had many of the 
ingredients) 

Rough weekly total meal cost: 38.72

The receipt >>


EXTRA ITEMS
  • Lurpak spread (£2.00)
  • Camembert - for the weekend (£2.25)
  • Cadbury's Tiffin - a gift (£2.00)
  • Caster sugar - for baking (£1.60)
  • Beef steak - Fabio made beef jerky (£3.14)
  • Chicken wrap - Fabio's lunch (£2.45)
  • Can of Ting - love this stuff (£0.38p)
  • Peppercorns - we ran out of pepper £2.30)
  • Vanilla pod - for baking (£2.50)
  • Fresh double cream (£2.50)
  • Dates x 2 - for baking (£4.00)
  • Peanut butter (£2.00)
  • Worcester sauce -for the jerky (0.85p)
  • Onion granules - for the jerky (0.85p)
  • Kale - going to make kale crisps (£1.00)
  • vine tomatoes (£2.00)
  • Deliciously Ella Chocolate oat bars (£2.00)
  • Freederm spot cream - how glamorous (£6.50)
See my Tesco grocery haul below



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