$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.

*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!

 [Click here to see my $125 Grocery Shopping for this week.]


GF Choc Chip Pancakes TPM 500 px


Chocolate Chip Pancakes* (ingredients in pantry)

Cantaloupe slices, cheese toast

Cereal with milk x2

Cinnamon Raisin Bagel with cream cheese

Cottage Cheese with fresh blueberries and banana slices

Scrambled eggs, orange slices


Taco Salad - The Peaceful Mom


Southwest Salad with sauteed chicken, black beans*, corn*, cherry tomatoes, avocado slices

Bean Burritos, green pepper slices

Apple Sandwiches, pretzels

Hummus, tortilla chips*

Peanut Butter Rice Cakes with banana slices and raisins* x2

Leftovers from Dinner




Delicious Gluten Free Meatloaf Recipe


Gluten Free Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli

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

Pasta Alfredo with broccoli and sauteed chicken, salad* (some romaine lettuce left from last week)

Homemade Pizza with sausage and pepperoni

Turkey Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese* (cheese purchased last week, turkey from freezer), cucumber slices* ( 2 leftover from last week)

Steak and Peppers with Delicious Steak Marinade, rice*,  steamed green beans

Taco Salad* (ground beef from freezer, corn chips from pantry), cantaloupe slices


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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  1. Rachel H says

    Yesterday I bought 2 chickens at .99 lb. and 2 packages of pork chops, BOGO. They ended up being around $6.50 each, with 6 chops. I can get several meals from one chicken, roasted the first day, shredded the next day in chicken enchiladas, and boil whats left, the entire carcass, for dumplings or rice. We only eat pork chops occasionally. My mother is staying with us right now after a hospital stay. She needs to gain weight, so I am cooking anything she says she wants to eat. Meat is certainly high, but my husband is a big meat eater, so we always have it in some form.

  2. says

    Thanks for these great weekly menus. We too are a family of 6 and currently spend WAY more than this. Definitely going to give this a try!

  3. K.W. says

    My Target had day old rotisserie chickens on sale for 3.29!! I got there late so I only got 3. But that was enough for one dinner, 1 lunch meal of chicken salad, and 2 lunches of 1/2 chicken & salad for work. We’re also having a big pot of turkey chili.

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