$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.
[See my $125 Budget Weekly Shopping for Six here.]
*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!
Bagels with cream cheese
Cereal with milk x2
Cheese Toast, applesauce*
Oatmeal* with cinnamon and raisins*
Fried Eggs with Spinach, cherry tomatoes
PBJ, apple slices with cinnamon
Rice Cakes* with peanut butter and banana slices
Turkey Sandwich, cucumber slices x2
Cheese Nachos* (chips from pantry), avocado, grape tomatoes
Leftovers from Dinner
Taco Salad, watermelon slices
Rosemary Roasted Chicken, steamed green beans, rice*
Fettuccini Alfredo* (pasta from pantry) with leftover roasted chicken, steamed broccoli, romaine salad
Hot Dogs, baked beans, steamed corn on the cob
Grilled Cheese, Tropical Fruit Salad
Breakfast for Dinner: Pancakes, bacon
Spicy Chicken Thighs* (from the freezer – sprinkle chicken skin with Lawry’s Seasoning Salt and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour), steamed broccoli/cauliflower*
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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