$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;
(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. (Read here how I do this step-by-step).
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 simply 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!
Read more about how I stick to a $100 a week budget in my e-book Save More-Clip Less.
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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.
Click purple links to go to recipes!
Egg and Cheese Bagels*
Fried eggs, toast*
Oatmeal* with cinnamon and raisins*
Cheese Toast, banana
Cereal with milk
Banana Berry Smoothie*, popcorn*
Nachos, avocado slices
Quesadillas, carrots* with ranch dressing*
Ham Sandwiches*, green pepper slices x2
PBJ*, tortilla chips
(We have a couple of repeats from last week because I left town to visit friends and family and we didn’t eat these meals.)
Garlic Shrimp Radiatore*, romaine salad, garlic bagels
Breakfast for Dinner: Scrambled eggs and bacon*
London Broil*, steamed green beans*
Chicken Enchiladas (with leftover roast chicken), rice*
Beef Roast, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli
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.
If you would like menu planning help, check out eMeals*–weekly menus based on your local store’s sales including recipes and a grocery list! Click here and use promo code PEACEFUL for a 10% discount off of eMeals already low prices!
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