$50 for 7 Nights of Dinner for My Family of Four
Shopping only at ALDI
It’s time for another food challenge, I like to do these several times a year in different ways. It is a great exercise and helps us to see where we are spending our money and what we could be doing differently and add a few things to our repertoire.
- See if it’s possible
- Get creative and try new budget recipes
- Flex that Frugal Musclse so if the worst was to happen tomorrow we would be ready to go.
The Goal – To buy everything I need to feed my family of four for 7 nights for just $50 shopping at only Aldi!
The Rules I set
- Everything has to be bought from Aldi in a whole amount
- I’m allowing myself basics like cooking oil, butter, salt pepper, and spices
- I am working our prices off these items but I will sub out GF pasta for my portion in relevant meals.
The Meal Plan
The Shopping list
Before I went to the shops I started out with a plan, I needed 7 dinners using several similar ingredients, done several different ways. This is the meal plan I came up with although I did have to tweak it once I got to the shops.
Since you can exactly know ALDI prices until you are in store I made my list with the prices I knew and then I price-checked Woolies and coles assuming that ALDI would be about the same price or less on these products.
I made some swaps in-store to accommodate some prices being higher them budgeted for and I even added in a pack of Garlic bread to go with our pasta meal ( for the kids and hubby) and upgraded our eggs to a bigger pack. To see the Haul and Shopping trip Click Here!
|Potatoes 3kg Bag||$4.49||Spaghetti 500gm||$0.79|
|Carrots 1kg Bag||$1.99||Pasta 500gm||$0.79|
|Onions 1kg||$2.49||Corn kernels 1 kg||$2.49|
|Chicken bulk pack $9.99/kg||$13.63||Shredded Light Tasty Cheese 500gm||$4.99|
|Rice 2 kg bag||$2.79||Eggs 700gm||$3.89|
|Cream 600ml||$3.39||Extra Item (optional)|
|Pork mince 500gm||$3.99||Garlic Bread||$1.89|
|Frozen Peas 1Kg||$2.09||Total Cost:||$49.70|
And the Haul!
Stay tuned for the results and reciepes!