$125 Budget Weekly Menu {+ easy recipes & my shopping} 1/17

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$125 Budget Weekly Menu –See how I feed my family of six including 4 teens for around $125 a week! 


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This week I was able to stock up on ground chuck and chuck roast for around $2.50 a pound which is a great price for our area. This will last us several weeks, so you will see lots of ground beef in the upcoming menus. Click here to see how I prepare all this ground beef.


Ground Beef Recipes Pin Board 2014

If you need some recipes, check out my Ground Beef Recipes Board on Pinterest. You can follow me on Pinterest here to see my latest finds.

I am still recovering from my knee being dislocated and my husband and daughter are doing the shopping and cooking, so we are keeping things super simple.  We were out of several staple items because I purchased the bare necessities during December. Purchasing those plus the extra meat brought our total spending for the week to $158.85, well over-budget. My total for January is $455.83.


*Items marked with an asterisk were purchased in previous weeks in the $125 Budget and are in the pantry, fridge or freezer. 

Click purple links to go to recipes!


French Toast w Strawberry TPM 600


French Toast, sausage links*

Oatmeal* with cinnamon and raisins*

Cereal with milk x2

Egg and Cheese Bagel

Yogurt, banana

Cinnamon Raisin Bagel with cream cheese*

mini pizzas


Homemade Pizza Bagels

Easy Cheese Quesadillas, cucumber slices

Turkey Sandwich, raw broccoli and ranch dressing* x2

Nachos with avocado slices

PBJ*, apple slices* with cinnamon

Leftovers from dinner



Chicken Enchiladas--The Peaceful Mom


Simple Chicken Enchiladas, rice, steamed green beans

Turkey Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese, canned peach slices

Beef Roast, steamed green beans, mashed potatoes

Pasta with meat sauce, salad

Frozen Pizza

Taco Bowls (Beantastic Taco Meat, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, sour cream and salsa served on corn chips)

Crock Pot Chili, corn chips

Read what we do about snacks here.

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. 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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Click here to see a sample menu.  


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  1. says

    I love your site. My family of 6 gets $340 in food stamps. No my husband does not make a ton of money. We are at $25,000 a year.

    But some of your tips and tricks really help me out.


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