$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 saved money by shopping at Aldi’s, a discount chain, making cheaper dishes (like beans and rice, and potato soup) and using what I have previously purchased in the $125/week budget and have in the freezer, fridge and pantry (*tems marked with an asterisk). My total spending for this week was $94.87, or $30.13 under budget!
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Fried Eggs with Spinach, Black Bean and Corn Salsa
Cereal* with milk x2
Cottage cheese with pineapple slices, toast
Egg and Cheese Bagel
Omelets with peppers and onions
Oatmeal* with cinnamon and raisins*
Egg Salad, cucumber slices
Turkey Sandwich, potato chips
Cheese Nachos with avocado slices, green pepper strips
Fresh Mozzarella, crackers, red pepper rings
Hummus, tortillas chips
Tuna Salad Pita, carrots with ranch dressing*
Mexican Stuffed Peppers* (ground beef from freezer), corn, romaine salad
BBQ Chicken* Nachos (made with BBQ pork from the freezer), Black Bean and Corn Salsa
Italian Pasta Salad with Chicken, garlic toast triangles
Turkey Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese, Home Fried Potatoes, fresh pineapple slices
Spicy Black Beans, rice, Broccoli Slaw Salad
Easy Potato Soup, cheesy biscuits
BBQ Pepper Jack Bacon Burgers*(ground beef patties from freezer), Kettle Chips, Tomato Cucumber Salad
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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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I was just wondering how come you do not post the groceries that you buy anymore? I always enjoyed seeing what you got for what amount (even though it made me envious because I can never seem to find sales like that in Canada)
Hi Rachel! Here is a link to the long answer: https://thepeacefulmom.com/2013/09/06/blog-update-or-why-i-no-longer-photograph-my-groceries/, but the short answer is that I was tired of photographing the groceries! 🙂