$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 creating and following a detailed menu plan, shopping at a discount chain and buying sale items at other grocery stores.
Our car is in the shop for repairs so I haven’t made it to the grocery store yet. This is the menu plan which may be adjusted if I find a great deal when I shop.
[UPDATE: I made it to the store on Saturday. Click here to see what I purchased and my shopping totals for this week.]
*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!
Delicious, Moist Blueberry Muffins (with a touch of maple syrup – gluten free)
Veggie Breakfast Scramble, orange slices
Organic Yogurt with Crockpot Granola and fresh fruit
Cereal with milk x2
Everything Bagel with cream cheese
Cheese Toast, banana
Bagel with Sundried Tomato Spread, bell pepper slices
Peach Mango Smoothie, popcorn*
Easy Cheese Quesadillas, green pepper slices
Ham Sandwich, carrots and ranch dressing*
Homemade Pizza Bagels* (all ingredients previously purchased)
Mango Salsa Chicken, rice, steamed broccoli
Delicious Steak Fajitas*(steak from the freezer), Tomato Cucumber Salad
Easy Chicken Stir-Fry, rice*
Asian Salad (trying this new recipe!)
Grilled Cheese, romaine salad, fresh plums
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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