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Week 2
Budget Recipes

I bought enough food to make 5 main meals this week and kept the budget under $100.

Here's the list of ingredients:

  • Chicken Drumsticks Pack 

  • Turkey Mince 500g

  • Raw Banana Prawns 500g

  • Pepperoni 100g

  • Diced Tomatoes Can 400g

  • Dried Basil Leaves 14g

  • Beef Stock Cubes 35g (Pack of 7)

  • Chicken Stock Cubes 35g (Pack of 7)

  • Long Grain White Rice 1kg

  • Pasta Shells Large 500g

  • Pasta Rigatoni 500g

  • Tomato Paste Jar 500g

  • Salsa 300g

  • Yellow Curry Paste 185g

  • Taco Seasoning Packet 40g

  • French Breadstick 

  • Wraps Large (Pack of 8)

  • French Onion Soup Mix Packet 40g

  • Coconut Milk 400ml

  • Pizza Cheese Shredded 250g

  • Thickened Cream 300ml

  • Tasty Cheese Block 250g

  • Sour Cream 300g

  • Frozen Spinach 250g

  • Iceberg Lettuce

  • Broccoli 500g

  • Pak Choy bunch

  • Celery

  • Green Beans 150g

  • Zucchini

  • Potatoes 500g

  • Brown Onions Bag 1kg

  • Carrots Bag 

 Used from last week's shop:

 Minced Garlic

Yellow Curried Prawn & Rice


  • Raw Prawns

  • White Rice (2 cups)

  • Brown Onion (1)

  • Yellow Curry Paste (2 tbspn)

  • Tomato Paste (1 tbspn)

  • Minced Garlic (1 tbspn)

  • Coconut Milk (whole can)

  • Green Beans (150g)

  • Pak Choy (Both bunches)

 Items from home: salt & pepper, oil

 Peel prawns and clean

 Wash rice and prep, cook as per instructions and your preferred method

 Dice brown onion and add to pan with some oil

 Add garlic and allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes

 Add curry paste and mix to combine, add tomato paste and combine

 Add in coconut milk and stir until all combined, allow to simmer

 Wash beans and pak choy, cut ends off beans and cut in half, add to pan

 Cut up pak choy into small pieces and add to pan, allow to simmer for 3-4 mins

 Add in raw prawns, stir through to be covered in sauce and simmer for 5 mins

 Serve prawn curry on a bed of rice :)



Turkey Mince Burritos


  • Turkey Mince

  • Wraps x 4 (Half the packet)

  • Salsa Jar

  • Onion

  • Taco Seasoning

  • White Rice (1 cup)

  • Iceberg Lettuce (2 cups diced)

  • Tasty Cheese (1/2 - 3/4 cup shredded)

  • Sour Cream (4 tbspn)

Items from home: salt & pepper, oil

 Note: I kept 1 cup of rice from night 1's meal to add to the burritos so I wouldn't  have to cook any rice for this night's meal!


Dice up onion and add to a pan with some oil

 Brown onion and add turkey mince, cook in pan for 5 minutes

 Add taco seasoning and stir through

 Add jar of salsa and mix through

 Add rice and stir through, allow mix to heat through

 Taste test and add salt and pepper as desired

 Grate cheese, wash lettuce and slice

 Take meat mix off the heat, set aside

 Taking your wrap, start with adding meat, cheese & lettuce then sour cream

 Carefully fold in sides and roll into a tight roll

 Either toast in a clean pan on the stove or in a sandwich press

 Slice in half and serve :)

Other things you could add:

- Jalapenos

- Tomatoes

- Avocado

- Cucumber


Roasted Chicken Drumsticks with Veggie Pasta Bake


  • Chicken Drumsticks

  • Tomato Paste

  • Dried Basil

  • Minced Garlic

  • Rigatoni Pasta

  • Frozen Spinach

  • Broccoli

  • Zucchini

  • Carrots

  • Tasty Cheese (Rest of Block grated)

  • French Onion Soup Mix

  • Thickened Cream

  • Items from home: salt & pepper, oilr


Minestrone Soup


  • Beef Stock Cubes

  • Shell Pasta 500g

  • Celery

  • Potatoes

  • Carrot

  • Minced Garlic

  • Brown Onion

  • Diced Tomatoes Can

  • Bread Stick


Pepperoni Pizza


  • Pepperoni 100g

  • Pizza Cheese

  • Dried Basil

  • Tomato Paste

  • Minced Garlic

  • Wraps x 4 

  • Items from home: salt & pepper, oil, pinch brown sugar

Citrus Fruits

Keep an eye out for next week's!

You can find the videos to these recipes on my Instagram and TikTok, links above

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