$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 Grocery Shopping for this week 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!
Organic Yogurt* with Crockpot Granola* and fresh blueberries
Oatmeal* with cinnamon and raisins
Cinnamon Raisin Bagel with cream cheese
Cheese Toast, banana
Scrambled eggs, orange slices*
Cereal with milk x2
Easy Cheese Quesadillas, fresh broccoli florets with ranch dressing*
Apple Sandwiches with peanut butter, celery sticks* with cream cheese
Turkey* Sandwich, pretzels*
Homemade Pizza Bagels* (sauce and plain bagels previously purchased)
Hummus, cucumber slices, tortilla chips* (we have a bag of leftover chips from last week)
Nacho chips with melted cheese, cucumber slices
Slow Cooker Chipotle Chili, corn chips
Spicy Chicken Thighs* (sprinkle chicken skin with Lawry’s Seasoning Salt and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour), steamed broccoli and cauliflower*
Fettucini Alfredo, romaine salad
10 Minute Homemade Pizza, salad
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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