$125 Budget Weekly Menu –See how I save money by making a menu based on sale items and the food in my freezer, fridge and pantry which enables me to feed my family of six (including 3 teens!) for less than $500 a month.
I am just returning from a four day conference and didn’t have time to shop yet. This menu relies heavily on food I already have in the house.
*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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Homemade Freezer Waffles* with DIY Waffle Syrup*
Cereal with milk
Oatmeal* with cinnamon and raisins
Oatmeal Pancakes* (from leftover oatmeal)
Cinnamon Raisin Toast* with peanut butter
Fried Eggs with Spinach*, orange slices*
Banana Berry Smoothie*, popcorn*
Nachos with avocado slices
Rice cakes* with peanut butter* and banana slices
Leftovers from dinner
Turkey Sandwich*, orange slices*
Homemade Pizza Bagels*
Ranch Chicken Casserole*, steamed green beans*, rice*
Baked Potatoes with bacon*, steamed broccoli* and cheese
Burgers*, Sweet Potato Fries*, Sugar Snap Peas*
Hot Dogs, Baked Beans
Dinner with friends
Take Out Pizza (we can order a large pizza for $5 if we pick it up)
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. 🙂)
Read how I feed my family for less without extreme couponing in my Save More-Clip Less ebook!
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