Savvy Food Shopping

I have been trying to be more savvy with my spending since leaving my job last month. I mean I’m only two weeks in and I definitely have bought a jumper or two but I don’t believe you can just go cold turkey with something so therapeutic as shopping!

I normally do all my food shopping online. Mainly because I love that Tesco have a meal planning part to their website and I can find new recipes and pop them into the planner. Tonight we are having Soy and sesame salmon and noodles which is mainly for me because my husband hates fish and the boys get put off by any unidentified bits (sesame seeds) but I think you have to keep introducing them to new things! Another little lifesaver on their website which I LOVE is the Leftover tool where you can pop in any ingredients that you have, or need to use up and they can find you a suitable recipe. This is amazing because I feel awful about the amount of waste we throw away. Im still the girl who cooks enough pasta for an army every single time I make it.

I decided to pop along to Tesco’s baby event today to stock up. If you’ve not been to one before they are amazing. I never miss them. Loads of offers, advice and staff to chat away to your annoying 3 year old and stop him from crying about the ‘I don’t want to go in the trolley’ situation. (I don’t think this is their main role for being there but I really did appreciate it today!) Sonny is taking potty training very slowly and is still in his nappy pull up pants. After Harbor found potty training very distressing I am just letting Sonny do it at his own pace and with selected products on ‘buy one get one free’ we loaded up our trolley.

I also took the opportunity to ask the staff on potty training advice because even though I have read a million different ideas, sometimes its nice to talk face to face with someone about it. Just doing that has reassured me that I am taking the right steps with him. Its funny how sometimes thats all we need to hear isn’t it!

I think buying in bulk, planning meals and attending events like the baby event are all measures that are going to help me be more sensible with how much money I spent on the food shopping. So that maybe I can spend more money on jumpers.

Take a look at the Tesco Bay event here.

*This is a sponsored post but all my opinions are genuine and I would never promote brands that I don’t love, otherwise that would be no fun for you or me.




  1. January 20, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    I normally shop online with Tesco and had no idea about those features (I hate online food shopping but needs must with a 1 year old!) Sounds like they would make the whole process easier so I’ll give them a go next time x

    • Cara
      January 21, 2017 / 7:17 pm

      I love the added features! Definitely making things easy for me!

  2. Sophie Perkins
    January 21, 2017 / 11:36 am

    Hey Cara, it’s sophie (Matts partner), in regards to the toilet training, we cracked it with Holly a few months ago and I know Sonny and Holly are only a few days apart in age, we were putting her in pull ups, and then pants alone and so fourth and nothing was happening! and then nursery then said to do one or the other as it’s confusing her, we then decided to scrap the pull ups and go cold turkey and put her straight in pants, she had 2 accidents and nothing since she cracked it that fast! With pull ups, they know it’s still a nappy so if they have an accident they aren’t wet like if they’re wearing pants, so they don’t try as hard, so personally, try scrapping the pull ups and go straight to pants, after a few accidents he will hate being wet and will go toilet from then on (hopefully!!!) good luck 🙂 p.s I enjoy reading your blogs! X

    • Cara
      January 21, 2017 / 7:16 pm

      Hi Sophie! We tried that but it made him upset that he went back to square one. So we are just easing him back into it!

  3. June 17, 2017 / 8:59 am

    Yeah the planning part of the Tesco wesite is really cool

  4. March 29, 2018 / 5:13 pm

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