$125 Budget Weekly Menu –See how I feed my family of six including 3 teens and a twelve year old for around $125 a week.
This week I saved money by shopping at Aldi’s, a discount store. Sale items included a whole ham for $1.49/lb, pork chops for $1.79/lb and ground beef for $2.39/lb ( a good price for our area), as well as lots of cheap produce so you will see those on the menu for this week.
*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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Omelette with ham and red peppers, orange slices
Cheese Toast, apple sauce
Egg & Cheese Bagel
Oatmeal* with cinnamon and raisins
Cereal with milk x2
Crustless Quiche (made with ham instead of bacon), fresh peach slices
Peach Berry Smoothie, popcorn*
Hummus, tortilla chips, green pepper slices
Rice cakes with peanut butter and raisins, baby carrots with ranch dressing*
Cucumber Mini Sandwiches with salami and provolone cheese, pretzels
Ham & Spinach Pasta (leftover ham), romaine salad
Mexican Burgers (recipe coming soon!), chips
Italian Pasta Salad with Chicken, garlic toast triangles
Pork Chops, mashed potatoes*, steamed broccoli
Baked Ham, creamed cauliflower
Frozen Pizza, romaine salad
Taco Salad (lettuce, tomato, corn chips, ground beef with Mexican spices, corn kernels, shredded cheddar cheese)
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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