$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 and one pre-teen. See my grocery shopping for this week here.
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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. Click purple links to go to recipes!
Egg and Cheese Bagel
Homemade Freezer Waffles with DIY Waffle Syrup
Fried Eggs with Spinach, orange slices
Organic Vanilla Yogurt with Berry Medley, toast with peanut butter
Cheese Toast, fresh cantaloupe slices
Cereal with milk x2
Turkey Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese, raw carrots with ranch dressing*
Easy Cheese Quesadillas, green pepper slices
Ham Sandwich, carrots and ranch dressing*
Hot Dogs, baked beans*
BLT, kiwi slices
PBJ, tortilla chips
Crockpot Ribs, baked beans*, homemade coleslaw
Rosemary Roasted Chicken, steamed green beans
Chicken Fettucini (repeat from last week because we ended up having grilled cheese for dinner instead), salad
Chicken Quesadillas, green pepper slices
Breakfast for dinner: Scrambled eggs and bacon*
London Broil, mashed potatoes, steamed green beans*
Chicken Tenders, salad
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. You may not be able to replicate this exact menu for $125 because sales vary by region and you will have different items on hand, but you can save money just by using a menu. 🙂)
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We had fish and chips with coleslaw, ham bone and lentil soup, make your own sandwich, quesidillas with salad, breakfast burritos, and then leftover night!
karen b says
as usual sounds yummy:)
I know you buy food from various stores based on prices. How do you suggest starting this? I always end up just going to the 1 store but I feel like it would save $$ if I bought things at certain stores.
A great place to start is to shop at a different store this week and make a note of the prices in a notebook. Shop at a different store the next week to check their regular and sale prices, etc. Another option is to check out Couponmom.com who lists the best sale prices for stores in different cities and then base your menu and grocery list on the store that has the best prices that week. Once you know the regular prices of stores in your area, you can decide what is actually a good sale price. You can read more about how to make a price book and other grocery saving tips in my ebook Save More Clip Less (click here).
Crystal @ Serving Joyfully says
Thanks for sharing!
Our Frugal Weekly Meal Plan: http://www.servingjoyfully.com/2013/01/14/weekly-meal-plan-113/