Budget Series: Week 2

Welcome back to our Budget Series - Week 2

If you're here, we hope it's because you've enjoyed the first week of this series, which you can find our introductory post here.

These ingredients make up 5 dinner meals, for 4 people (you save more money in bulk, plus leftovers are always a plus or have for lunch the following day, as I would do usually, as I, Jessica come home for lunch from work)

Do come back during the week as we reveal what fun meals we'll be making on a budget! Each week we'll try vary as much as we can with fish, meats and veggie friendly dishes.



Meal 1 | Meal 2 | Meal 3 | Meal 4 | Meal 5


Let's begin - Shopping List, Week 2

- 300g Chicken Breast, sliced (£2.50)
-  1/2 Lime, juice (35p)
- 4 Plain or Seeded Wraps (90p)
- 1 Avocado, sliced (£1)
- 1 Red Pepper, sliced (50p)
- 300g Paella or Risotto (£1.10)
- 400g can Chopped Tomatoes with Garlic (45p)
- 400g bag Frozen Seafood Mix (£3.75)
- 1/2 lemon, juice, other half cut into wedges (35p)
- Handful flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped (70p)
- 1 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry (£1.30)
- 625g mushroom, quartered (£1.75)
- 250g tub ricotta (£1.20)
- 50g rocket (£1)
- 300g Leek, halved and finely sliced (95p)
- 8 Smoked Streaky Bacon, sliced (£1.50)
- 400g Penne Pasta (59p)
- 100g Herb & Garlic Soft Cheese (£1)
- 500g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks (95p)
- 300g carrots, peeled and cut into chunks (45p)
- 100ml crème fraîche, plus extra to serve (90p)

Total: £23.19

Here are the list of items which will be included in the upcoming dishes, but have not be purchased/included in the price above:

- 8 tbsp olive oil
- 3 onions
- 5 garlic cloves
- 1l vegetable stock
- 1 tsp Mixed Herbs
- 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
- 900ml Chicken Stock
- 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder

Please note - disclaimer:
- Due to our working schedule, most of these dishes are for dinner
- We are most busiest during the weekends, so we tend to eat out
- We do not have any allergies or have a particular type of food requirements
- The prices shown are based on the date of purchase and according to Tesco website
- These recipes may include the basics, for example, rice, onion, garlic - that we have not purchased
- These are not a sponsored posts (unless stated)

Share your tips with us on social media using #FBbudgetseries hashtag and we'd share it with everyone else too!

Meal 1 | Meal 2 | Meal 3 | Meal 4 | Meal 5

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  1. Oh gosh this has come at such the right time for me guys! Amazing idea and I can't wait to see more, my boyfriend has just recently mentioned making and storing yummy, budget meals to reheat throughout the week so this is just going to be so so helpful, thanks for sharing!

    Pandora xo

    1. Yay! So glad to be of help, hope we can inspire your meals and help you save! Do check out our first week if you haven't already!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  2. Enjoyed reading :) always looking for new dinner inspo and always a plus if it can be within a budget too!

    Holly x

    1. So glad you did! Let us know if you try any of these upcoming dishes!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  3. I love this! I need to learn to budget when it comes to food and cooking because I just buy.

    S .x ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com

    1. Trust me, we share that problem but we need to behave haha

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓


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