$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.
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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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Organic Yogurt with Crockpot Granola and blueberries
Homemade Freezer Waffles with DIY Waffle Syrup
Cheese Toast, banana
Cereal with milk
Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin Toast with peanut butter
Scrambled eggs, sausage links*
Oatmeal* with raisins*
Turkey Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese, raw carrots* with ranch dressing
Salad with Italian Chicken (chicken previously purchased)
Ham Sandwich, carrots and ranch dressing* x2
Homemade Pizza Bagels (pepperoni, sauce and cheese previously purchased)
Nachos with avocado slices
PBJ, tortilla chips
Steak and Peppers with Delicious Steak Marinade, rice*, steamed green beans*
BBQ Chicken, baked beans*
Breakfast for Dinner: pancakes, bacon*
Beef Roast, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli and cauliflower*
Crock Pot Chili, corn chips
Pasta with meat sauce, salad, garlic toast
Chicken Enchiladas, rice*, Tropical Fruit 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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Thanks for sharing your meal plans Kimberlee! I think you feed your family very well on your budget. Much better than some frugal menu plans I have seen. Your menus would feed my family well. You’re correct that every family is different. We know families that eat twice as much as we do and also families that eat alot less. Your website proves that we can all work with what we have if we are disciplined and determined 🙂 thanks!
Thanks so much for your encouragement Sheila! 🙂
I just find your meal plans unrealistic.
Why even comment Julie? She has gone out of her way to provide others with a meal plan to help them keep on budget and save money. If you don’t agree with her meal plans that’s fine but your comments are uncalled for.
I just want to say thank you for your post. They have helped us cut back on our food budget a ton. We are also a family of 6 and your meal plans have helped so much. Not only are we able to eat healthy foods but having things planned out keeps us on track and keeps us from ordering out when we are in a pinch for dinner.
Kimberlee Stokes says
I am glad that I could help Mandy – thanks for letting me know. 🙂
It seems like such a small amount of food…we are a family of 6 with 2 teenage boys, and a husband who eats like they do. We would still be hungry eating your meals! We do try to stick with whole, real foods, but we eat a lot! And nobody is overweight, must be all the sports 🙂
Hi Julie! I totally understand. I don’t post my menus to say that everyone should follow them. I am trying to encourage women to make a menu plan so that they can save money, or at least be more intentional about what they are feeding their families.
Each individual and each family is different, so you should do what works for your family. 🙂
Michelle Snyder says
Are all of your meals that you plan gluten free?
No. My dinner meals are primarily gluten free, but I make adjustments for my daughter who is gluten free for medical reasons. It is much less expensive to buy non-gluten free items for those in the family who don’t need to eat GF.