$50 challenge – 7 nights of dinners for a Family of Five – Coles Edition
Feed my family of five, filling and relatively healthy meals for a week shopping at only one major retailer, this week is Coles.
The Rules I Set for myself:
- Everything has to be bought from Colesin a whole amount, not counting half a bag of something.
- I’m allowing myself basics like cooking oil, butter, salt, pepper, spice, and condiments like soy sauce.
- I am working our prices off these items and I will make enough to feed 5 adults, but I will substitute gluten-free options for my portion in relevant meals.
The Shopping list:
|Whole Chicken 4.50/kg||$9.78||Cans of Red Kidney beans (400gm) x 2||$1.60|
|2kg Rice||$2.80||(Frozen) Coles Mixed Veg 1kg||$2.20|
|Pasta 500gm||$0.80||(Frozen) Coles Corn Kernels 1kg||$3.20|
|Spaghetti||$0.80||Cauliflower Rice (300gm) (Fresh)||$1|
|Shredded Cheese (250gm)||$4.60||Zucchini (Fresh)(131gm)||$0.46($3.50/kg)|
|Sausages 24 pack||$12||Pumpkin (Fresh)710gm||$0.71($1/kg)|
|Can of Lentils (400gm)||0.80||I’m Perfect Carrots 1.5kg||$1.50|
|Can of Diced tomatoes (800gm)||$1.50||I’m Perfect Onions1.5kg||$1.90|
|Textured Vegetable Protein (400gm)||$4||Total =||$49.65|
Some of these were specials, like the whole chicken but you could swap that for a 2kg bag of chicken legs for $7.
I tried to stay with everyday items that should be cheap every week.
The Meal Plan:
Stay tuned for the Results!