$100 Budget Weekly Menu (for six people including three teens). My two main strategies for saving money are:
(1) to make a weekly menu plan based on the sale items in my area;
(2) to buy multiple sale items when they are at their lowest price.
Instead of deciding my menu first, I look at the sale items plus what I have in my pantry, fridge and freezer, and then make my menu based on those items.
You may not be able to get the same kinds of deals that I do (check back later today to see this week’s shopping), but you can save simply by making a menu plan. Use my menu as a starting point, or check out eMeals menu plans. They start at just $5 a month and my readers can get an additional 10% off the already low prices by using promo code PEACEFUL!
**This week we were able to get burgers, hot dogs and pork chops FREE though a credit I had.
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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Cereal with milk, x2
Egg and Cheese Bagels
Cheese Toast, banana
Homemade waffles, homemade waffle syrup
Turkey Sandwich, pickle* x2
Ham and Cream Cheese* Rollup, celery sticks*
PBJ*, tortilla chips* x2
Steak* and Peppers, rice
Turkey Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese, fried cabbage
Fried Chicken, Black Bean and Corn Salsa*
Burgers**, Home Fried Potatoes*
Pork Chops**, steamed cauliflower and broccoli*
Chicken Enchiladas, rice*, salad
Dinner at a friend’s house
Read how we handle snacks here.
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! Click here and use promo code PEACEFUL for a 10% discount off of eMeals already low prices!
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Crystal @ Serving Joyfully says
My weekly menu can be found here: http://www.servingjoyfully.com/2012/07/16/weekly-meal-plan-718/
Thanks for sharing yours each week as well!