$100 Budget Weekly Menu (for six people including three teens!): One reason that I am able to stay home rather than work full time is that I try every week to stick to a grocery budget of $100, and the primary way I do that is by menu planning. Here’s a look at our menu for this week.
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*Items marked with an asterisk were purchased in previous weeks in the $100 Budget and are in the pantry, fridge or freezer.
Oatmeal Pancakes*(from the freezer)
French Toast*, sausage*
Oatmeal*, cantaloupe slices
Fried eggs, orange slices
Cheese toast, banana
Cereal with milk x2
Banana Berry Smoothie*, popcorn*
Turkey* Sandwich, pickle*
Ham* & Cream Cheese* Rollup, cucumber slices
Corn chips with melted cheese, canned peaches*
Apple Sandwiches, raisins*
Homemade Pizza Bagels (cheese previously purchased)
Tuna Salad, crackers*
Steak Fajitas (recipe coming soon!), rice*
Spicy Chicken Thighs, steamed broccoli and cauliflower*
BBQ Pepper Jack Bacon Burgers, Home Fried Potatoes
Breakfast for Dinner: Scrambled eggs and bacon
Hot Dogs, Baked Beans
BBQ Chicken and Black Bean Tostadas, rice*
Oven Tacos, Black Bean & Corn Salsa
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Rachel Morehouse says
I really admire your ability to keep your grocery budget at $100 a week. I routinely spend $500 a month on groceries, & have a smaller family than yours. But I look at your menus plan & many meals seem like a “snack!” It seems we eat a lot more than that– especially fruits & veggies. I tend to serve fruit with every breakfast & lunch, and 1 or 2 veggies with each lunch & dinner. *sigh* Can’t wait for gardening season. What does your family eat for snacks?
First of all, I have really blown the budget this month so far as you will see later in my shopping post. As far as snacks, if we have snacks it is usually fruit or popcorn, or maybe a peanut butter sandwich. For some reason my kids don’t really eat snacks. They do sleep later because they are teens and we homeschool so we don’t have to get up at a certain time, so maybe that enables us to eat less for breakfast and lunch since they are closer together than most people. I’m sure you know this, but I just want to encourage you to do the best you can for your family and don’t compare. I just post my menu to encourage families to menu plan and realize that they can make some changes to bring the budget down a little. Blessings!