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Thrifty mum reveals how she makes a full week of dinners for her family of FIVE for just $106

Thrifty mum reveals how she makes a full week’s worth of dinners for her family of five for just $106

  • Thrifty mum shared her method of getting a week’s worth of dinner for only $106
  • Her secret is to mix-and-match ingredients for multiple different meals 
  • The Aldi shopper made chicken Greek bowls, fish tacos, pumpkin tortellini
  • She also prepared a gnocchi bake, meatball subs, and char sui pork with rice

A thrifty Australian mum has shared how she makes a full week’s worth of dinner for her family of five with just a $106 trip to Aldi.

The mum-of-three, from the Gold Coast, runs the popular My Family Eats Instagram page that chronicles her family’s meals and the ingredients that went into their preparation.

Her trip to Aldi aided in making chicken Greek bowls, fish tacos with coleslaw, Mexican chicken bowls, spinach and pumpkin tortellini, gnocchi bake, meatball subs with salad, and char sui pork with lemongrass rice and broccolini.

A thrifty Australian mum has shared how she makes a full week’s worth of dinner for her family of five with just a $106 trip to Aldi

The mum-of-three runs the popular My Family Eats Instagram page that chronicles her family's meals

She also posts break downs of all the ingredients that go into meal preparation

The mum-of-three, from the Gold Coast, runs the popular My Family Eats Instagram page that chronicles her family’s meals and the ingredients that went into their preparation

While feeding a large family is usually expensive the mum revealed that shopping at Aldi did wonders for her grocery bill – and her family’s delicious cravings.

She uses several of Aldi’s cheap staple ingredients – such as the black beans, corn, and its taco kit. 

Her secret to ensuring she stayed within her budget was to split up ingredients and use them in multiple meals.

For example, the mum uses the same pack of chicken breasts to make the Mexican chicken bowls one night, and Greek chicken bowls another night

For example, the mum uses the same pack of chicken breasts to make the Mexican chicken bowls one night, and Greek chicken bowls another night

For example, the mum uses the same pack of chicken breasts to make the Mexican chicken bowls one night and Greek chicken bowls another night. 

In addition she also added a brown rice and quinoa mix to the Greek chicken dish to bulk it up.

The mum uses Mexican seasoning from the Aldi taco kit for the chicken bowls, and uses the rest for her fish tacos the next night. 

Her trip to Aldi aided in making chicken Greek bowls, fish tacos with coleslaw, Mexican chicken bowls, spinach and pumpkin tortellini

She also made a gnocchi bake, meatball subs with salad, and char sui pork with lemongrass rice and broccolini

Her trip to Aldi aided in making chicken Greek bowls, fish tacos with coleslaw, Mexican chicken bowls, spinach and pumpkin tortellini, gnocchi bake, meatball subs with salad, and char sui pork with lemongrass rice and broccolini

Her secret to ensuring she stayed within her budget was to split up ingredients and use them in multiple meals

Her secret to ensuring she stayed within her budget was to split up ingredients and use them in multiple meals

Many have commended the mum’s creative ways of eating exciting, healthy meals on a tight budget. 

‘What I love the most is that you make well rounded healthy meals! I am going to be copying this for this week’s shopping!’ said one woman.

‘This is so helpful,’ added another.



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