$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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Yogurt with blueberries, cheese toast
Bagels with cream cheese x2
Cereal with milk x3 (some milk and cereal previously purchased)
Scrambled eggs*, orange slices*
Turkey* Avocado Wrap, cherry tomatoes
Ham* Sandwich, pickles x2
PBJ, tortilla chips x2
Nachos, avocado slices
Delicious Steak Fajitas*, Tomato Cucumber Salad (tortillas previously purchased)
Ranch Chicken Casserole (recipe coming soon!), rice*
Crunchy Chicken Salad, fresh pineapple slices
Country Style Ribs, mashed potatoes, green beans*
Taco Bowls (Beantastic Taco Meat*, corn chips, shredded lettuce*, cheese, tomatoes); steamed broccoli, cauliflower and carrots
Pasta* with meat sauce*, romaine* salad
Hot Dogs, baked beans*
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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Brandy Jones says
We also have a family of six, with three teenagers. I try to keep my dinners below $10 per meal. I really enjoy your ideas. One of my family’s favorite meals for our home (under $10) is CASHEW CHICKEN). I buy a 3 pack of boneless chicken breasts from food lion on sale($3-$5). Can of salty cashews $3 (use half can, last for two meals, which comes to $1.50 per meal). Can of bread crumbs (I’m still on same can, 5 meals so far). 3 eggs, flour mixed with salt pepper. Rice (huge bag, divided $1 per meal). Bag frozen veg $1.
Split chicken breast and cut into strip. Soak in egg, lightly place in flour, salt, pepper mix. Then place in CRUSHED cashew, breadcrumb mix. Fry in oil until golden brown. I salt lightly again when I pull them out of pan. Serve with rice and veg. $9.50 meal for SIX. 🙂
Thank you for sharing, I will continue to check out your meals.
Thanks for the recipe Brandy. 🙂
Lindsey Whitney says
This is such a big help and so simple! Do you have the Ranch Chicken Casserole recipe yet?
Tomorrow Lindsey :)!
Lisa @ Cheap Thrills says
The Crunchy Chicken Salad looks really good! With split breasts .88/#, I should try that one. HERE’s my menu this week — $26 for the week.
Great job Lisa!
Does your whole family eat G/F? I’m trying to be G/F and dairy free due to health issues but the gluten and dairy substitutes are so expensive! I’m enjoying your blog! I just retired from 24 years in education and looking for creative ways to manage my budget. I find your site both encouraging and joyful! Thank you for sharing your families experiences.
Only one child has to eat gluten free, but I try to do all of our dinners gluten free. When we have pasta, my daughter makes her own gf pasta and we substitute gf bread when we have sandwiches, toast, etc. GF labeled products are expensive.
Jennifer Brown says
Is your “grocery budget” just food, or all household items?
Just food Jennifer. 🙂
Kimberlee, I’ve read your menus many times and although healthy and yummy, I just don’t see how you feed teens with 3 light meals a day. My kids would still be hungry on your menu and want snacks. They are all skinny and active. Are they eating huge portions or do you just not include snacks in your menu plan?
Hi Jen- Everyone is different, so of course do whatever works for your family. For our family, we try to have protein and fat with each meal which helps to fill everyone up. My 17 year old son usually eats two sandwiches and a healthy serving of everything else–LOL! I have a few things available for snacks (included in the $100 shopping budget for each week–you can read more here: https://thepeacefulmom.com/2012/03/06/qa-what-do-you-do-about-snacks/ ) and everyone eats a lot at dinner. If your children are involved in sports, you may need to feed them even more protein than I feed my children. Hope that helps.
Crystal @ Serving Joyfully says
Here is my menu: http://www.servingjoyfully.com/2012/06/25/weekly-meal-plan-625/
Still trying to get back on track as LIFE gets in the way…
If I send you my budget would you just shop and cook for me. This sounds like a scrumptious week. 😉