$125 Budget Weekly Menu {+ easy recipes!}

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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. 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.

[See my $125 Weekly 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!


Tie Dye Waffles 1 - The Peaceful Mom


Tie Dye Waffles*

Delicious, Moist Blueberry Muffins* (with a touch of maple syrup – gluten free)

Cereal with milk x2

Everything Bagel with fried egg

Cinnamon Raisin Bagel with cream cheese

Cottage Cheese with fresh cherries, boiled egg


apple sandwiches


Apple Sandwiches, pretzels*

Peach Mango Smoothie*, popcorn*

PBJ, pretzels*

Cheese Nachos, avocado slices, cherry tomatoes

Turkey* Sandwich, cucumber slices x2

Homemade Pizza Bagels* (egg bagels, cheese, sauce & pepperoni previously purchased)



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Super Easy Hot Wings, celery*, ranch dressing*, watermelon slices

Cheese Burgers, fries

Breakfast for Dinner: French Toast, Bacon

Pizza, romaine salad

Pasta* with Crock Pot Pasta Sauce* (ground beef from the freezer), romaine salad*

Steak Bowls (steak, black beans*, corn*, rice*, salsa*), steamed green beans

Easy Cheese Quesadillas, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, Tropical Fruit Salad* (some ingredients from the pantry)


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. :)


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You can also check out my favorite meal planning service eMeals*. Plans start at just $10 a month for a 3 month subscription and include recipes and a grocery list!

Readers of The Peaceful Mom can get an exclusive 10% discount by using promo code PEACEFUL at checkout. They even have a slow cooker plan for those busy weeks!

Click here to see a sample menu.  


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