$125 Budget Weekly Menu – My plan to feed six people including 4 teens for around $500 a month. I’m late posting the menu because I took time off to celebrate Independence Day with my family.
Several readers have requested that I bring back the weekly shopping posts. I can’t promise that I will take photos every week, but I did have a little extra time this week.
Aldi Produce – The best deals this week were:
cucumbers $.55 each
cherries $2.39/lb (incredibly low price!)
grape tomatoes $1.49/pint
avocados $.79 each
Aldi Grocery Items – We have browned ground beef, steak and leftover BBQ pork in the freezer from previous weeks so I splurged on the pre-made burger patties. My total spending at Aldi was $94.26.
Publix – I purchased several items at Publix that we cannot get at Aldi: organic yogurt, nitrate free lunch meat, cilantro and sprouted grain bread. My total at Publix was $26.55.
This week my total spending was $120.81 so we are starting July off on the right foot!
Now for this week’s menu:
(*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!
Egg and Cheese Bagel*
French Toast* (french bread from the freezer), sausage*
Organic Yogurt with Crockpot Granola and fresh blueberries
Cereal with milk x2 (I purchased 2 gallons of milk last week so we have a gallon leftover)
Cheese Toast* (bread from the freezer), orange slices
Southwest Salad (romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, black beans, corn kernels, cucumber, mango chunks)
Cheese Nachos*, avocado slices
Turkey Avocado Wrap, cucumber slices
Celery with cream cheese and raisins, watermelon slices
Hummus, tortilla chips*, cherry tomatoes x2
Very Blueberry Smoothie, popcorn*
Fettucini Alfredo with broccoli and sauteed lemon garlic chicken
Southwest Steak Bowls (rice, steak strips, Black Bean and Corn Salsa, avocado)
Crock Pot Chili, corn chips
Cheese Burgers, baked beans, watermelon slices
Dinner with Friends
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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