Meal Planning Made Easy - Online Course - Community Learning - 18:00-20:00

Online Course, Nottingham

Important update: Bookings will close 4 days before the course starts.

Key details

Date -
Sessions Tuesdays: 6pm - 8pm
No. sessions 4
Venue Online Course, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 15
Cost FREE - £36

About this course

Tired of making the same old dishes every week?   Looking for help with planning a menu to save time and money? 

Our online meal planning made easy course will cover tips to save money, how to create shopping lists and some demonstrations of how to make dishes, as well as promoting healthy eating and safety in the kitchen. 

If you are looking for a guide to meal planning, inspiration for new recipe ideas and money saving tips this course is for you. 

What will be covered on the course?  What will be taught to learners? 

  • Keeping a food diary 
  • Review of shopping habits and spend 
  • Meal planning on a budget 
  • Planning the weekly shopping list 
  • Suggestions for easy recipes 
  • Top tips for saving money and time 
  • A guide to healthy eating 
  • Ideas for store cupboard dishes 
  • Reducing food waste 
  • Safe food preparation techniques 

What will learners achieve by the end of the course? 

  • At the end of the course learners will be able to: 
  • Plan a menu and write a shopping list 
  • Cost and budget their food bill 
  • Make a meal from store cupboard products 
  • Cook a meal from scratch within a budget 
  • Understand how to reduce waste by using up ingredients 
  • Save money and time by batching cooking  
  • Prepare food safely 
  • Consider healthy eating options 

You will need a notebook and pen.

Learners will be sent a Recipe Book for reference and will have the option to buy the ingredients to try out recipes – optional 


Book recommendation 

Eat Well for Less by Greg Wallace 


As this course is online, a suitable device such as laptop, smart phone, tablet or computer will be required to access the course.  Zoom will be used for the live sessions and the link will be sent to you once your enrolment has been completed.


Booking your place and fee information

If you are in receipt of certain benefits you will be offered the course for free, however if you have a financial barrier which may prevent you from enrolling on the course  please visit our webpage for further information  https://www.inspireculture.org.uk/skills-learning/funding-your-courses/

 To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.


To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.


Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).


As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

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