$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. (Read here how I do this step-by-step).
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!
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!
Yogurt with cherries
Cheese toast, banana
Egg and cheese bagel*
Cereal with milk x2
Very Blueberry Smoothie, popcorn*
Salad with pepper steak
Nachos (chips previously purchased), avocado
Turkey sandwich, pickle* x2
PBJ, corn chips* (generic brand of Fritos)
Leftovers from dinner
Herbed Pork Roast, mashed potatoes, steamed green beans
Beef Franks*, Pasta Salad (made without the chicken)
Tostadas with Beantastic Taco Meat, Tomato Cucumber Salad
Chicken Enchiladas, rice, steamed cabbage
Pork chops*, steamed broccoli and cauliflower
Read how we handle snacks here.
What are you eating this week (or planning for next 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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For more menu ideas, check out OrgJunkie Menu Plan Mondays.
I love what you have done here.
It is awesome,
I have one child that was eating me out of the house till his pediatrician indicated his weight was just not safe.
So he suggested trying to incorporate the Atkins diet for him.
It has been a tough adjustment but we are saving a lot already on grocers.
I don’t buy pasta any more or potatoes and sandwich bread is almost gone.
My biggest expense is buying the low carb lavish bread and tortillas from Josephs bread company.
We eat alot of meat and green beans.
I have to ask how does everyone do a budget like this with 2 kids when they go back to school?
My five years old has to take snacks to school and I really could use lunch ideas for school children.
I am impressed that you can feed a family of 6 for $100! I have a hard time doing that with just two of us, what an inspiration! I’m looking forward to your shopping post.
Here’s the shopping post: https://thepeacefulmom.com/2012/07/27/fun-friday-shopping-totals-727-link-up/ and here is a link to my FREE ebook in which I share how I keep the budget to $100: https://thepeacefulmom.com/2011/08/19/free-e-book-save-more-clip-less/
Thank you so much!