$100 Budget Weekly Menu (for six people including three teens!): Menu planning saves money!
See what we’re eating this week with a $100 grocery budget. (Some items were purchased in previous weeks in the $100 budget and are marked with an asterisk.)
Check back later today to see my grocery shopping for this week (and link up your savings!).
Read more about how I stick to a $100 a week budget in my FREE e-book Save More-Clip Less.
Print your own customizable menu planner form here.
*Items marked with an asterisk were purchased in previous weeks in the $100 Budget and are in the pantry, fridge or freezer.
Click purple links to go to recipes!
Homemade Waffles, sausage links
Veggie Breakfast Scramble, orange slices*
French Toast, bacon*
Oatmeal with raisins
Cereal with milk x2
Cinnamon Raisin Bagels
Homemade pizza bagels
Nachos, avocado slices
Turkey Sandwiches, raw veggies with ranch dressing* x2
Apple Sandwiches* (apples & peanut butter previously purchased)
Taco Cups, Broccoli Slaw Salad
Crockpot Chili*, cornchips
Chicken Enchiladas, rice
Roast, mashed potatoes, steamed green beans
BBQ Chicken Nachos, Tropical Fruit Salad
Spicy Black Beans, rice, steamed broccoli
Pasta* with Sauce*, 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.
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Being in the Army I always had tons of name brand and convenience foods on hand. Before the Army it was WIC foods, rice and ramen noodles. This week I really wanted to go grocery shopping so I wouldn’t have to get creative with what I already have, but I have come up with a menu for the next few days thanks to the ideas from your e-book! My soldier is allergic to beef and pork and he actually has requested some vegetarian meals so tonight is Baked potato bar. Thanks again, Kim, for this blog. It is AMAZING
So glad that you found the e-book helpful Amber!
What is your secret with milk. My family seems to go through about a gallon a day. I notice that you usually buy one gallon each week. How do you stretch it?? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
I Love your blog. I have gotten so many great tips and recipes.
Thanks Toni! We only drink water and have cereal just twice a week. I usually have about 2 cups left after everyone has had cereal for the week. The only other thing I use milk for is occasionally in cooking (like waffles or french toast) and I usually use half of the amount of milk called for in the recipe and use water for the other half. We never notice a difference because we use whole milk rather than skim. I don’t worry about the fat content because we are not using that much in a week and children and teens actually need fat in their diet.
If I happen to have almost enough left over for another round of cereal, I have been known to add a little water to the jug to “make” more.
I love the idea of having a stock pile. My biggest problem is not knowing what the regular price of an item is… So I have no idea what a good deal it… Does that make sense? I noticed you mentioned a price book for each store… Is this something you made for yourself or something that I can get somewhere?
Traci-I made the price book myself. You can read more about it in my FREE e-book Save More Clip Less (click here). Basically just get a notebook and make a page for each category (dairy, meat, etc.). Make columns for each store you visit and keep track of prices of things as you shop or later with your receipts. When you start paying attention, you will find that prices vary widely from store to store and you will start to learn what is an actual sale price. You can also use a website like Coupon Mom which lists the percentage off for each sale item. I try to buy only items which are 50% or more off the regular price. Hope this helps. 🙂
Chanda Small says
It would be nice to see exactly what is on your grocery list, just to see how much of everything you had in “back stock.” I think that I am start meal planning & would like to know what items would be good to stack up on.
Hi Chanda! I will be posting my shopping for this week this afternoon. Basically if I have an asterisk by an item, that means that I have enough of it that I didn’t have to purchase anymore this week. Does that make sense?
The items that I stock up on are the sale items for that week. I keep a price book for my local stores so I know if something is really a good price. If it is a rock bottom sale price, I purchase as much as I can afford for that week. You can read more about all of my grocery saving strategies in my FREE e-book
Save More Clip Less.