$125 Budget Weekly Menu – Making a weekly meal plan keeps me sane and helps me to save money and stay on budget. I feed my family of six including four teens for around $125 a week by shopping at a discount chain and buying sale items at other grocery stores.
This week we are hosting a huge birthday party for one of my teens so I am keeping things simple in the meal department. I spent $120.35 bringing our May monthly total to $303.39.
*Items marked with an asterisk were purchased in previous weeks in the $125 Budget and are in the pantry, fridge or freezer. Click purple links to go to recipes!
Organic Yogurt with Crockpot Granola and fresh strawberries
Oatmeal with cinnamon and raisins
Cereal with milk x2
Cinnamon Raisin Toast with peanut butter and banana slices
French Toast, sausage
Turkey Sandwich, carrots and ranch dressing* x2
Homemade Pizza Bagels
Nachos with avocado slices, cherry tomatoes
PBJ*, apple slices with cinnamon (peanut butter previously purchased)
Tuna Salad* (tuna and pickles previously purchased), celery sticks with ranch dressing
Spicy Chicken Thighs* (sprinkle chicken skin with Lawry’s Seasoning Salt and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour), steamed broccoli and cauliflower
Grilled Cheese, cucumber slices, fresh sliced pineapple
Rotini with Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce, Romaine salad, garlic toast
Cereal (yep, it’s one of those weeks)
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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