$125 Budget Weekly Menu {+ easy recipes!}

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

This week’s sale items included chicken thighs and ground beef so you will see those in the menu. We spent $122.18 this week which brings our February monthly total spending to $520.71 – $20 over budget because of some special Valentine’s items I purchased.

*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!


Oatmeal Pancakes


Oatmeal with cinnamon and chopped apples

Oatmeal Pancakes (from leftover oatmeal)

Veggie Breakfast Scramble, orange slices

Organic Yogurt with Crockpot Granola and fresh fruit

Cheese Toast, applesauce

Cereal with milk x2

Turkey Avocado Wrap 2 TPM

(WE NEED LUNCH HELP! Leave a comment below with lunch ideas.)

Turkey Avocado Wrap, cherry tomatoes

Salad with Italian Chicken

Easy Cheese Quesadillas, canned peaches

Turkey Sandwich, celery sticks and ranch dressing* x2

Homemade Pizza Bagels

Apple Sandwiches, pretzels

BBQ Bacon Burger--The Peaceful Mom


BBQ Pepper Jack Bacon Burgers* (bacon previously purchased through Zaycon Foods), Kettle Chips

Baked Potatoes with bacon*, steamed broccoli and cheese, salad

Poor Man’s Meal from the Depression Cooking with Clara Video Series

Turkey Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese, kosher dill pickles

Black Bean Chicken Chili, corn chips

Frozen Pizza

Spicy Chicken Thighs (sprinkle chicken skin with Lawry’s Seasoning Salt and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour), steamed broccoli and cauliflower*


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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  1. Esther says

    I pack lunches for my teenage daughter and myself, for her to take to school and me to take to work during the week. Here are a few of our favorites : My daughter’s favorite lunch sandwich is egg salad and I always include a fruit and water. Another favorite is a spread cream cheese on a flour tortilla sprinkle with walnuts and either raisins or dried cranberries and it’s a wrap, serve with a side salad of romaine lettuce with your favorite dressing. Romaine lettuce, strawberries and either walnuts or almonds with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, serve with whole wheat crackers and yogurt. I try and pack healthy lunches which is a challenge when you’re on a budget. Hope your family likes our suggestions.

  2. Mary says

    We have at least once a week a sort of chow mein- rice noodles tossed with whatever we have in the house. It’s usually brocoli, onions, carrots, peas and mushrooms. But Chicken or beef would go great. Season with soy or teryaki sauce.

  3. says

    Lunch ideas – nachos ( with just cheese or a can of chili too), large salads with a variety of ingredients, chicken nuggets, Mac n cheese, grilled cheese… :)

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