$100 Budget Weekly Menu (for six people including three teens): My two main strategies for saving money are (1) to make a weekly menu plan based on the sale items in my area and (2) to buy multiple sale items when they are at their lowest price.
Instead of deciding my menu first, I look at the sale items plus what I have in my pantry, fridge and freezer, and then make my menu based on those items.
You may not be able to get the same kinds of deals that I do (check back later today to see this week’s shopping), but you can save just by making a menu plan. Use my menu as a starting point, or check out eMeals menu plans. They start at just $5 a month and my readers can get an additional 10% off the already low prices by using promo code PEACEFUL!
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*Items marked with an asterisk were purchased in previous weeks in the $100 Budget and are in the pantry, fridge or freezer.
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French Toast, sausage links*
Fried Eggs, pineapple slices
Egg and Cheese Bagel
Cereal with milk x2
Cheese toast, cantaloupe slices
Peach Mango Smoothie* (we used chunks of orange and a little water instead of the orange juice), popcorn*
Grilled Cheese, carrots and celery sticks with ranch dressing
Homemade Pizza Bagels, carrots with ranch dressing*
Salad with Italian Chicken (chicken breast strips marinated in Italian dressing* and sauteed)
Turkey Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese, pickles*
Nachos, avocado slices
Ham and Provolone Cheese Sandwich, pickles*
Mango Salsa Chicken, rice*, steamed broccoli and cauliflower*
Taco Cups, steamed green beans
Pasta with Italian Sausage Sauce, salad
Cheese Burgers, corn on the cob
Hot Dogs, baked beans*
Ranch Chicken Casserole, steamed green beans
What are you eating this week? Leave a comment or link.
Please Note: I post my weekly menu to encourage menu planning and to give meal ideas, not as a nutritional standard. You should feed your family based on your priorities and values.
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