Welcome to week 1 of this year's £25 Aldi Weekly Meal Plan. In this plan, you'll find five easy and budget-friendly dinner recipes, all accompanied by a free shopping list. These meals are simple to prepare and kind to your wallet. Ideal for anyone looking for quick, affordable dinner options, our plan helps you enjoy tasty and nutritious meals without hassle or high expense!
To get the most out of your weekly meal plan, be sure to check your fridge and cupboards for any ingredients or pantry staples that you may already have. If you're new to budget meal planning, our beginner's guide to meal planning is an excellent starting point. If you're looking to get some ideas or inspiration you can see our collection of incredible pasta recipes, vegetarian recipes or these one pot recipes for when you need to make it fast! And don't forget to take a look at our previous £25 meal plans or our weekly meal plans for more inspiration.
This week's budget meal plan recipes
Each shopping list, organised by recipe, enables you to easily cross off any unnecessary ingredients, thus ensuring you don't overlook anything important.
How to use this meal plan
- Review the Recipes: Start by looking over this week's meal plan. Get familiar with the recipes and the cooking processes involved.
- Check Your Pantry: Before heading to Aldi, check your pantry for staples you already have. It's a great way to avoid buying duplicates and save money.
- Print the Shopping List: Our itemized shopping list is your best friend. It categorizes ingredients by recipe, making your shopping trip efficient and hassle-free.
- Prep Ahead: Identify any meal components you can prepare in advance. Chopping veggies or marinating meats ahead can save you precious time during busy weeknights. *See the prep sheet for any tips and tricks.
During the Week:
- Follow the Recipes: Each recipe comes with easy-to-follow steps. Don't worry if you're new to cooking – these are beginner-friendly!
- Storing Leftovers: Our tip sheet includes advice on how to properly store and reheat leftovers, ensuring nothing goes to waste.
- Be Flexible: Feel free to swap meals based on your schedule or cravings. Our plan is designed for flexibility!
End of the Week:
- Review and Reflect: What worked well? What didn't? Your feedback is valuable for future planning.
- Share Your Experience: Join our Facebook Group and share your thoughts, photos, and tips with our community of budget-savvy cooks.
Absolutely! We design our recipes to be straightforward and easy to follow. Whether a kitchen novice or a seasoned cook, these recipes are manageable and delicious.
Absolutely! Feel free to mix and match recipes to suit your taste and needs. For just that reason, we design each meal plan to be flexible.
Absolutely! We design our meal plans to be flexible. Feel free to substitute ingredients for dietary restrictions (like gluten-free or vegan options) or personal taste preferences. We encourage creativity in the kitchen; all the recipes have notes on substitutions and variations.
Craving more comfort food? Visit our sister site, Salted Mint, for easy, delicious recipes with everyday ingredients.