What's in my trolley is Mamamia's look into the weekly grocery shop of Australian women. From food to everyday essentials, here's a peek at what different people are putting in their trolleys. This week, Canna Campbell shares her affordable shop, including her go-to meals and snacks.
Canna Campbell knows how to save money. It's literally her job.
In between her busy schedule helping other people save money, get out of debt and reach their financial goals, Canna's always looking for ways to minimise her own family's expenses. And with grocery prices on the rise, that includes their food bill.
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We asked Canna exactly what goes into her weekly shop, including her top tips for saving on pantry staples and fresh produce.
How Canna Campbell approaches her grocery shop.
At the beginning of each month, Canna does a big supermarket shop for the non-perishable items she can buy in bulk - think washing powder, toilet paper, cooking oil and dog food.
"[It's] a great way to save money on things that will last," Canna told Mamamia.
Then each Sunday, she'll plan out the meals her family will eat for the week ahead - usually staples including spaghetti bolognese, chicken pie and fish with roast vegetables - and what produce she will need for each.
"By planning out our meals I know what ingredients I need and don’t buy unnecessary things," Canna said.
Once her grocery list is jotted down, Canna prefers doing her shop online.
"It saves me so much time and energy," she said.
"Trying to wrangle the car park, a wonky trolley and a two-and-a-half-year-old is pretty stressful! [And] because the shop is quite large, I usually qualify for free delivery so this is a no-brainer for me."