$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.
*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!
[See my $125 Budget Grocery Shopping for 6 here.]
Gluten Free Banana Pecan Muffins* (ingredients from the pantry)
Oatmeal* with cinnamon and raisins, Easy Baked Apples
Oatmeal Pancakes (from leftover oatmeal)
Cheese Toast, cottage cheese, banana
Bagel* (from the freezer), cream cheese*
Cereal with milk x2
Apple Sandwiches, pretzels (leftover from last week)
Ham and Swiss Grilled Cheese, raw carrots and broccoli with ranch dressing*
Tuna Salad*(ingredients from pantry, tortilla chips
Cheese Nachos, avocado slices, cherry tomatoes
Quesadillas, canned peaches*
Turkey Sandwich, raw carrots and broccoli*
BBQ Pork Sliders, Cabbage Coleslaw
Black Bean Chicken Chili, corn chips
Homemade Pizza with sausage, salad* (romaine leftover from last week)
Chicken Enchiladas, rice*, steamed green beans*
Breakfast for Dinner: Bacon and Eggs (repeat because we ate leftovers last week instead)
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. 🙂)
The primary way that I save money on groceries is by making a detailed meal plan each week. If you need menu planning help, read my post How to Make a Menu, and
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