$125 Budget Weekly Menu –After two years of $100 Budget Menus, we’ve increased the grocery budget to $125 a week for six people including three teens and one pre-teen.
This week we kept the budget to less than $50 (see my shopping later) by planning super cheap and easy meals, and using what we already have in the freezer, refrigerator and pantry. We will use the remainder of the grocery money for a family outing this weekend including a rare restaurant dinner as a family!
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*Items marked with an asterisk were purchased in previous weeks in the $125 Budget and are in the pantry, fridge or freezer.
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Cereal with milk x2
Egg and Cheese Bagel* (bagels previously purchased)
Cheese Toast, banana
Fried eggs, bacon*
Homemade Pizza Bagels* (bagels & cheese previously purchased)
Turkey Sandwich, carrots* and ranch dressing* x2
Nachos with avocado* slices
PBJ, apple* slices with cinnamon
Snack lunch: salami slices, pepper jack cheese, fresh broccoli* with ranch dressing*
Quesadillas, steamed broccoli and cauliflower
Hot Dogs, baked beans
Penne with meat sauce, salad, garlic toast
Scrambled eggs, bacon**
Roast beef*, mashed potatoes*, steamed green beans*
Crockpot Chili*, corn chips*
**We were able to buy several pounds of bacon from Zaycon Foods (read more about Zaycon here) so you will be seeing that in our menus for the next few weeks.
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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. You may not be able to replicate this exact menu for $125 because sales vary by region and you will have different items on hand, but you can save money just by using a menu. )
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