March Budget Family Meal Plan - Week 1

The new year didn't start out quite as well as we had planned for, financially at least. Life doesn't always play fair and we know that as well as anyone. Still, we continue to make plans because we know, whatever life throws at us, we will get through it. We’ve been through tougher times, really shitty, rock bottom times. These last few months have been a little stumble in comparison.

With every plan that fails there is a lesson that needs to be learned. We cannot hope to move forward until we accept our own mistakes and resolve not to repeat them. 
Keep trying, keep believing, keep treading water until you find your way forward.

Total food spend: $86.98

Every few months, the freezer gets a good clean out. When a 430L fridge freezer is all you’ve got, minimising clutter is essential. This week is clean out week and that always comes with a bonus. Using up what you already have is a great way to make short term savings.
If it's not on the list, we already had it. We never go into any one week with nothing at all.


Ham, lettuce and grated carrot sandwiches.
Strasbourg and tomato sauce sandwiches.
Pastry pizzas (salsa, bolognese from freezer, cheese)

Snacks: Apples, pears, grapes, carrot sticks, homemade muesli bars, homemade choc chip biscuits, potato chips, bbq biscuits.

Breakfast: Cereal, oats, toast.

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