$125 Budget Weekly Menu –See how I feed my family of six including 3 teens and a twelve year old for $125 a week.
This week I found ground beef on sale for $1.99 a pound, a super low price for our area. I bought 20 pounds, which brought my total spending to $169.58, well over my $125 a week budget, but we will use the ground beef for the next month. My September total spending on groceries is $526.81, or only $26.81 over my budgeted amount. Not bad, but I will try to do better in October.
Read my Ground Beef Easy Meal Plan here to see what I do with all that beef.
*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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Veggie Breakfast Scramble, orange slices
Organic Yogurt with Crockpot Granola and banana slices
Cinnamon Raisin Bagel with cream cheese
Cereal with milk x2
Oatmeal with cinnamon and raisins, Easy Baked Apples
Peach Berry Smoothie*, popcorn*
Cheese Nachos, avocado slices
Ham and Cream Cheese Rollup, raw carrots and broccoli with ranch dressing*
Hummus, tortilla chips, cucumber slices
Rice Cakes with peanut butter, pear slices
Turkey and Swiss Sandwich, kettle chips
BBQ Pork Sliders, Cabbage Coleslaw
Easy Chicken Stir-Fry, rice
Cheeseburger Pasta, steamed green beans
Italian Pasta Salad with Chicken, garlic toast triangles
Dinner Party at a friend’s house
Flatbread Pizza (flatbread purchased on sale with pizza toppings)
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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