$100 Budget Weekly Menu: See what our family of six (including 3 teens) is eating this week on a $100 budget.
[Truth in Advertising: This week is not a $100 budget week. We spent more than $100 (as you will see in my shopping post later today) and we were given about $200 worth of meat this week: burgers, hot dogs, chicken breasts and steak, which we are VERY grateful for! These items are marked with a # sign. Items previously purchased in the $100 budget 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.
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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.
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French Toast, bacon
Egg and Cheese Bagels
Oatmeal with cinnamon and raisins
Organic Yogurt with banana slices
Scrambled eggs, sausage links
Cheese Toast, applesauce*
Bagels* with cream cheese
Turkey Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese, cantaloupe slices
Quesadillas, avocado slices
Salad with Italian Chicken
Homemade Pizza Bagels
Tuna Salad, cucumber slices
Nachos, avocado slices
Ham and Swiss sandwich, green pepper slices
Mango Salsa Chicken, rice*, steamed green beans*
Hot Dogs#, baked beans
Steak#, mashed potatoes*, steamed broccoli*
Spicy Chicken Thighs*, rice*, romaine salad
Burgers#, Home Fried Potatoes
Greek Pasta Salad*, Tomato Cucumber Salad
BBQ Chicken Nachos, avocado slices
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.
If you would like menu planning help, check out Emeals*–weekly menus based on your local store’s sales including recipes and a grocery list!
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Hi Kimberlee! First let me say I love reading through all of your information! I have 4 children as well and we live by the Dave Ramsay method and budgeting as well!! I was wondering if your $100 meal plan was a weekly budget? I am always looking for great meal ideas since we have a smaller grocery budget as well and have found your site so helpful. Thanks so much!
Hi Christie! Yes, I try to spend $100 a week for groceries (not including non-food items). We have a child who is gluten free so we try to eat a lot of meat, fruit and veggies and not buy very many specialty gluten free items.
I’ve been refining our weekly menus, thanks to the super-cheap Asian grocery near me:
glazed salmon with brown rice & stir fried bok choy
swiss chard with raisins and pine nuts over whole wheat pasta
cilantro-lime chicken with frozen green beans
pizza (I make my own dough)
chicken soup (stock made from vegetable ‘ends’ I keep in the freezer until ready to use)
the kids eat pizza, buttered noodles and chicken nuggets, LOL. I also bake some of our bread during the week so we don’t have to buy so much.
I like your strategy–find what’s cheap locally. Great job!
I am still a newly wed that is learning all these things. I LOVE your site. I wish I could read every single post right now. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!!
Thanks so much Kimberly. I’m glad you are finding the blog helpful.
Katy @ Purposely Frugal says
I love your pictures! I really need to learn how to take better pictures! Here’s last week’s menu, I haven’t made one for this coming week yet.
Thanks Katy. I’m still not a very accomplished photographer, but the best photo tip I’ve found is to use natural lighting, but not direct sunlight. For example, take a photo in front of a window or outside under an umbrella. Thanks for sharing your menu. 🙂
Wonderful for the gift of meat! I received 6 free steaks this week and that was great.
We are eating:
Calzones from the freezer
Steak, baked potatoes, broccoli salad
meatballs (freezer) sweet and sour with brown rice
sloppy joes (freezer)
We are eating a lot from the freezer hoping there will be a big strawberry sale so we can free up freezer room from them, but either way we need to eat what we have frozen so I can replenish it with newer freezer meals. Breakfasts are waffles, smoothies, eggs, lunch usually leftovers for me and our daughter, my husband takes beans and rice every day.
I love strawberries! Thanks for sharing your menu Diane.
I’m excited to report the strawberries were on sale in 11 lb flats today! Now we will have frozen strawberries and puree (in smoothies) for months.
Crystal @ Serving Joyfully says
Kimberlee, I notice some meals repeated frequently on your meal plans…I’m glad we’re not the only ones who do that! lol. Some menus I look at seem to have a new gourmet meal for every meal of the year! That’s just not practical for my simple family…
My meal plan this week is here: http://www.servingjoyfully.com/2012/05/14/our-512-meal-plan/
We definitely try to keep it simple. I probably do need to add more variety though. 🙂
Crystal @ Serving Joyfully says
After I wrote that comment and hit “submit,” it occurred to me that my comment might come across as a sort of masked criticism, which it definitely wasn’t intended to be!
I, too, try to change it up sometimes, but we just like simple foods…so I stick to what works for us 🙂
Nope, didn’t take it that way. I try not to be easily offended. 🙂