$125 Budget Weekly Menu – Making a weekly meal plan keeps me sane and helps me to save money and stay on budget. I feed my family of six including four teens for around $125 a week by creating and following a detailed menu plan, shopping at a discount chain and buying sale items at other grocery stores.
*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* with cinnamon* and raisins*
Oatmeal Pancakes* (dry ingredients previously purchased) with blueberries
Cinnamon Raisin Toast with peanut butter and banana slices
Cheese Toast* (bread previously purchased), applesauce*
Cottage Cheese with fresh blueberries
Cereal* with milk x2
Homemade Pizza Bagel* (bagels, pepperoni previously purchased), sliced cucumbers
Tuna Salad* (all ingredients previously purchased), crackers*
Cheese Nachos, avocado slices
Turkey Sandwich, pickles*
Peach Mango Smoothie (peaches & mango previously purchased), popcorn*
Sloppy Lasagna Bake (noodles previously purchased), romaine salad
Cheese Burgers, Potato Chips, Tomato Cucumber Salad
Breakfast for Dinner: pancakes and bacon
Chicken Enchiladas, rice, steamed broccoli*
Crunchy Chicken Salad (celery previously purchased), fresh cherries
Frozen Organic Pizza, romaine salad
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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