$125 Budget Weekly Menu –After two years of $100 Budget Menus , we’ve increased the grocery budget to $125 a week for six people including three teens.
(Please Note: You may not be able to replicate this exact menu for $125 because sales are probably different in your area and you will have different items on hand, but you can save money just by using a menu. 🙂)
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*Items marked with an asterisk were purchased in previous weeks in the $125 Budget and are in the pantry, fridge or freezer.
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Fried Eggs with Spinach, toast
Cereal* with milk x2
Cinnamon Raisin Bagel*with cream cheese
Cheese Toast, banana
Turkey Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese, pear slices*
Banana Berry Smoothies (*strawberries previously purchased), popcorn
Ham Sandwich, carrots and ranch dressing*
Homemade Pizza Bagels (*sauce, bagels previously purchased)
Nachos, carrots with ranch dressing*
Salad with Italian Chicken and DIY Italian Dressing
PBJ, apple slices with cinnamon
Greek Pasta Salad, garlic toast
Taco Bowls (Beantastic Taco Meat, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, sour cream served on tortilla chips), corn*
Chuck Roast*, mashed potatoes, steamed green beans*
Crock Pot Chili, corn chips
Country Style Ribs, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, baked beans
Dinner with friends
Read what we do about 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.
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Katreena Schaeffer says
I just want to thank you for your inspiration! I decided to start using the “menu” method a couple of months ago, and it has been amazing! Not only am I not throwing random stuff in the cart to try and figure out a week’s worth of meals from once I get home, but we are also eating healthier! With my menu, I only place items in the cart that directly pertain to our menu and are on my shopping list. We are also not big snackers, so I stick to only allowing one snack for my 3 year old (usually fruit snacks, he’s obsessed), and one for my husband (pretzels or chips usually). Other than that, our snacks consist of fresh fruits and veggies cut up (sooooo much cheaper and healthier).
We are able to keep our grocery budget around $50 a week for a family of 3. I can also usually swing purchasing our TP and other toiletries in that budget, if I don’t need to purchase meat that week. I love it…and I am not even a couponer! 😉 Thanks again!!
Great job Katreena! I know making a menu keeps our grocery bill lower, but it’s good to hear that it works for others too. 🙂
Just pulled the muffins out of the oven. They are awesome! I was so glad you posted this. We had several over ripe bananas and I am never sure what to do with them.
Woohoo! You can also check out this post for ideas to use overripe produce. 🙂
tijuana smith @ po' man meals says
i am going to make those muffins VERY soon! 🙂
Let me know how you like them. 🙂
Crystal @ Serving Joyfully says
Here is our simple $50/week meal plan with recipes linked up…http://www.servingjoyfully.com/2012/10/08/our-frugal-meal-plan-108/