$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 grocery chain and buying sale items at other grocery stores.
*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)
Cereal with Milk x2
Cheese Toast, applesauce
Oatmeal with Cinnamon and Raisins
Banana Berry Smoothie* (ingredients from the freezer)
Easy Cheese Quesadillas* (tortillas previously purchased), bell pepper slices
Salad with ham, shredded cheddar, avocado
Cheese Nachos* (chips in pantry), avocado, cherry tomatoes
Tuna Salad*, tortilla chips*
Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich, pretzels*
Turkey Sandwich with Swiss Cheese, cucumber slices
Ranch Chicken Casserole* (artichokes and olives from pantry), steamed green beans
Slow Cooker Chipotle Chili, corn chips
Chili Cheese Fries (with leftover chili), salad
Oven Baked Tacos (Beantastic Taco Meat in taco shells; top with cheese; bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes), steamed broccoli*
Crustless Quiche, watermelon slices
Cheese Burgers, Home Fried Potatoes
Breakfast for Dinner: Blueberry Pancakes
What are you eating this week? Leave a comment or link. 🙂
Please Note: 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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