$125 Budget Weekly Menu {+ easy recipes!} 7/25

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$125 Budget Weekly Menu –  Making a weekly meal plan keeps me sane and helps me to save money and stay on budget so I can feed my family of six including four teens for around $125 a week.

[See this week’s $125 Grocery Shopping for 6 People here.]

*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!



Homemade Freezer Waffles* with DIY Waffle Syrup*

Cheese Toast* (cheese and bread already purchased), fresh cantaloupe slices

Cottage Cheese with blueberries, cinnamon raisin toast* (from freezer)

Cereal with milk x2

Egg and Sausage Breakfast Burritos (I’m trying this recipe without the potatoes.)

Oatmeal* with banana slices

Gluten Free Turkey Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese - The Peaceful Mom


Turkey Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese, cucumber slices with ranch dressing

Tuna Salad* (mayo, pickles previously purchased)

Crackers* with Salami & Pepper Jack Cheese slices, mini sweet peppers

Turkey Lettuce Wrap, mini sweet peppers

PBJ* (bread from freezer), pretzels*

Salad with Italian Chicken

Leftovers from Dinner


Shrimp and Grits TPM 600


Simple Shrimp and Grits, steamed fresh green beans

Sloppy Lasagna Bake (the kids loved this so much we’re having it again this week), romaine salad

Crunchy Chicken Salad, fresh cantaloupe chunks with blueberries*

BBQ Chicken Quarters, baked beans*

Steak and Peppers with Delicious Steak Marinade, rice*, steamed broccoli*

Chocolate Chip Pancakes, bacon*

Easy Cheese QuesadillasTropical Fruit Salad*

Read what we do about snacks here.

What are you eating this week? Leave a comment or link. :)

Please Note:  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 plan. :)


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  1. says

    Your menu plan looks delicious. We are having an oven free menu this week since it should be hot. We have ham fried rice, chicken fajitas and ground beef lettuce wraps on our menu plan for this week.

    • says

      Actually I have just been purchasing the canned version because I don’t have a lot of extra time right now, but it will be much cheaper to make them yourself. I’m sure that Tasty Kitchen or Food Network will have a good recipe for you.

      • Jennifer Hoffman says

        I agree, it just takes so much time to make them homemade. Only me and my son eat them, so I’m thinking canned is the best option! This us why I love your menu plans!!

  2. says

    Happy Menu Plan Monday. I’m just stopping by from Organizing Junkie’s blog.
    I love the food photos. They have wanting to reach for my fork and knife. Especially the waffles!

  3. says

    the turkey pepperjack grilled cheese looks yummy! Thanks for sharing! (hopped over from Organized Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday party)

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