£40 weekly meal planner

Planning your meals in advance is the best way to save money on your food shop. We've done the hard work for you and created 4 weekly meal planners that cost just £40 a week. See the recipes and print off the shopping list to take to the shops with you - easy!

Cheap weekly meal planner

With food prices up a whopping 12 per cent this year, you may find that there's a lot less in your shopping basket for the same money, try our cheap weekly meal planner to help keep costs low.

To help you make the most of your food shopping, we've put together a cheap weekly meal planner, featuring a month's worth of recipes designed to feed a family of four, for just £40 a week.

Some websites offer meals for under a fiver, but you soon realise you can't buy single eggs and tablespoons of milk - and suddenly your meal isn't looking so cheap. Here, we've done the sums for you and added what you'll need for the week without cheating on the quantities you need to buy products in.

Take a look at our cheap weekly meal planner and download the shopping list to take with you - you can even print out the meal planner to stick on your fridge!

The cheap weekly meal planner

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Week 1Week 2
Monday

Cheese and tomato bake (opens in new tab)
Monday

Phil Vickery Special Fried Rice (opens in new tab)
Tuesday

Sausage Casserole (opens in new tab)
Tuesday

Eggs Flamenco (opens in new tab)
Wednesday

Chicken and bacon risotto (opens in new tab)
Wednesday

Quick fish pie (opens in new tab)
Thursday

Hearty macaroni cheese (opens in new tab)
Thursday

Fusilli with egg and broccoli (opens in new tab)
Friday

Cod nuggets with sweet potato wedges (opens in new tab)
Friday

Chicken Madras curry (opens in new tab)
Saturday

Tuna and potato layer (opens in new tab)
Saturday

Goat's cheese and spinach pizza (opens in new tab)
Sunday

Cheat's chicken puff pies (opens in new tab)
Sunday

Cheap chicken roast (opens in new tab)

Week 1 shopping list (opens in new tab)

Week 2 shopping list

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Week 3Week 4
Monday

Sausage and mushroom crumble (opens in new tab)
Monday
Full English pasta carbonara
Tuesday

Chilli con carne (opens in new tab)
Tuesday

Bacon squeak frittata (opens in new tab)
Wednesday

Bacon and potato frittata (opens in new tab)
Wednesday

Sausage bake (opens in new tab)
Thursday

Garlic and mushroom pasta bake (opens in new tab)
Thursday

Cottage pie (opens in new tab)
Friday

Turkey, leek and mushroom pie (opens in new tab)
Friday

Chicken tikka masala (opens in new tab)
Saturday

Tomato baked chicken (opens in new tab)
Saturday

Chicken and prawn paella (opens in new tab)
Sunday

Lasagne (opens in new tab)
Sunday

One-pot chicken and pepper bake (opens in new tab)

Week 3 shopping list

Week 4 shopping list

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