$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 making cheaper meals with foods like beans, rice and potatoes, and by shopping at a discount store (Aldi’s). My total spending for the week is $100.85 and my total spending for the month of November is $195.72, or an average of $97.86 per 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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Organic Yogurt with Crockpot Granola and fresh fruit
Oatmeal with cinnamon and raisins
Blueberry Bagels with cream cheese
Cottage Cheese with pineapple chunks*, toast
Cereal with milk
Homemade Pizza Bagels
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, cucumber slices
Rice cakes with peanut butter and raisins*
Cheese Nachos with avocado slices, cherry tomatoes
Banana Berry Smoothie, popcorn*
Turkey Sandwich, carrots and ranch dressing*
Greek Pasta Salad with chicken, garlic toast
Oatmeal Pancakes (from leftover oatmeal), bacon*
Hot Dogs, baked beans, Home Fried Potatoes
BBQ pork*, Broccoli Slaw Salad
Pasta with Crock Pot Pasta Sauce (made with ground beef* instead of sausage), romaine salad
Dinner with friends (I’m bringing Italian Pasta Salad with Chicken and rolls)
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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