$125 Budget Weekly Menu –See how I feed my family of six including 4 teens for $125 a week!
We are keeping the budget low this week by eating cheaper meals (grilled cheese sandwiches, breakfast for dinner), using sale items (Eat Smart Veggies, mangoes, blueberries) and using up what we currently have in the freezer, fridge and pantry (noted with an asterisk).
Our total spending for this week was $122.55 which starts our February monthly total on a good note (since it’s one day away).
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Very Blueberry Smoothie, Cheese Toast
Veggie Breakfast Scramble, orange slices
Bagel with cream cheese, fresh cantaloupe slices
Organic Yogurt with Crockpot Granola and fresh blueberries
Cereal with milk x2
Oatmeal with cinnamon and raisins
Peach Mango Smoothie, popcorn*
Tuna Salad, celery sticks
Ham and Cream Cheese Rollups, raw broccoli and carrots with ranch dressing*
Rice Cakes with peanut butter and banana slices
Turkey and Swiss sandwich, raw broccoli and carrots with ranch dressing
Easy Chicken Stir-Fry (updated recipe & it’s soooooo good!), steamed broccoli, rice
Homemade Freezer Waffles with ice cream (we tried this last week & decided to do it again!)
Mango Salsa Chicken, rice, steamed green beans
Grilled Cheese sandwiches, canned peaches
Chocolate Chip Pancakes, bacon*
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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