$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.)
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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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Egg and Cheese Bagel
Vanilla Yogurt with cherries, Crockpot Granola
Scrambled eggs, Easy Baked Apples*
Homemade waffles, homemade waffle syrup
Cereal with milk x2
Cheese toast, strawberries
Turkey Avocado Wrap, cucumber slices with ranch dressing
PBJ*, apple slices*
Nachos, avocado slices
Turkey sandwich, cucumber slices
Egg salad, green pepper slices
Soup and grilled cheese sandwiches
Taco Cups (ground beef previously purchased), roasted corn*
Fried Chicken Dinner from Publix
Country Style Ribs, baked beans
Frozen pizza, salad
Baked potatoes with bacon and cheese, romaine salad
Steak and Peppers (steak previously purchased), rice*
BBQ Chicken Tostadas, Tomato Cucumber 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.
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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Sarah K. says
This reminds me very much of my own weekly recipe planning. I make the menu for my partner and I and shoot for under $30. It is challenging especially living in California (food prices here are unbelievably high) but thanks to my partner’s couponing skills and my cooking skills we make it almost every week. Thank you so much for all your helpful tips, and I will be checking back often for recipe ideas 🙂
oh and this weeks menu (I do wednesday to tuesday because our local grocery store does double ads on wednesdays)
Wednesday: Taco Salad
Thursday: Mustard Glazed Asian Chicken with Brown Rice and Bok Choy
Friday: Baked Pasta with Spinach and Mozzarella
Sunday: Homemade Pizza Night!
Monday: Chicken Panzanella (Italian Bread Salad)
Does your $100 budget include toiletries/paper products or just food?
Just food Rene. I spend between $25 and $40 a month on toiletries and non food items.
What do you feed your daughter who has the wheat allergy? I’ve been struggling so hard to get my food budget down. My husband gets one set of meals, I get another (since I have to eat gluten free) and my 1 year old son gets another. I’m figuring that’s possibly what’s making it so hard to come in under budget. Any tips?
Hi Sarah! Here is a link to our weekly gluten free menus: https://thepeacefulmom.com/category/gluten-free-menu/. Hope that helps. 🙂
Thank you that does help! 🙂
What about snacks in this grocery budget? I have 2 boys ages 8 and 11. They eat a lot. We are vegetarian and eat a ton of fruits and veggies, but sometimes they need more between meals. They eat fruit and veggies for snacks, but this adds up and sometimes they want crackers or something like that. It seems to me that the snacks and produce is the main part of my budget…not the meals. I make my own granola bars and other crackers like “cheese-its” and graham crackers, it still adds up though (and takes a LOT of time). Are snacks in this grocery budget of $100 a week?
Hi! We don’t snack a lot, but you can read more here about the snacks we do eat: https://thepeacefulmom.com/2012/03/06/qa-what-do-you-do-about-snacks/. You may want to do some research on letting children eat a vegetarian diet. From what I understand, they need protein and fat for brain development. Fat also helps them stay satiated. I know avocados are a great source of healthy fat and if you eat dairy products you can switch to full fat rather than low fat. Hope this helps. 🙂
Mrs. B says
Saturday: terriyaki chicken legs and brown rice
Sunday: something in the crock pot
Monday: hot dogs over an open fire, from scratch baked beans, and margueritas
Tuesday: meatloaf, scalloped potatoes (my dad really likes boxed) salad, homemade bread, and German chocolate cake-this is my far’s father’s day present instead of junk he doesn’t need
Wednesday: something in the crock pot
Thursday: something in the crock pot
Friday: jambalaya in the crock pot
My husband and I often work opposite schedules Wednesday to Friday. We both work at Walmart and we’re opening a new store in July, but hopefully things get better after that.
Every time you post the bagel with egg and cheese I think it looks so good and then I forget to put them on the menu!
We are eating:
Grilled steaks and baked potatoes, broccoli (Sunday, for Father’s Day, steaks were free)
Broccoli cheese soup
Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup
Spaghetti and meatballs
Spanish rice and chicken-black bean burritos
Runzas (homemade, from freezer)
Crystal @ Serving Joyfully says
Great menu, as always…love to see new ideas 🙂 My weekly meal plan is here: http://www.servingjoyfully.com/2012/06/11/meal-plan-611-back-on-track/
Thanks Crystal and thanks for linking up your menu. 🙂
Crystal @ Serving Joyfully says
Thanks…we were off track for a couple of weeks with being out of town and such. So glad to be back on track and with a plan.