$125 Budget Weekly Menu – Making a weekly meal plan keeps me sane and helps me to save money. See how I’m feeding my family of six including four teens for around $125 a 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!
Freezer Breakfast Burritos with Sausage and Egg
Veggie Breakfast Scramble, orange slices
Oatmeal* with strawberries* (from the freezer) and bananas
Cottage Cheese, blueberries
Cheese Toast, vanilla yogurt
Turkey Avocado Wrap, cucumber slices
Rice Cakes with peanut butter and banana slices
Ham and Swiss Grilled Cheese Sandwich, pickles*
Turkey Sandwich, tortilla chips x2
Pizza Bagels* (pepperoni and sauce previously purchased)
Southern Pulled Pork Soft Tacos, baked beans*
BBQ Pork Sliders (with leftover pork from Soft Tacos), Tomato Cucumber Salad
Baked Potato Bar (broccoli, bacon, cheese, sour cream, green onions
Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Chinese Chicken, rice, stir fried vegetables
Easy Potato Soup (chicken stock previously purchased), cheese toast triangles
Breakfast for Dinner: Pancakes and scrambled eggs
Read what we do about snacks here.
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 meal plan. 🙂)
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The Peaceful Mom says
Great questions Lori! Because I post the menu on the fridge everyone knows what we have planned for each meal. I will allow the kids to switch the breakfast from Mon. to Tues. for example but they cannot have cereal 3 days just because they feel like it. Occasionally someone will eat what I had planned to use for a meal but having the meal plan posted as well as a list of snacks usually prevents that. You could also try labeling items or placing them in a different section of the fridge if you don’t want them to be eaten. Hope that helps. 🙂
Loni Ivanovskis says
how closely are you able to follow the menu for lunches and breakfasts? do you prepare all three meals? I have general ideas written down in those categories based on what we have in the house, if I am actually first in the kitchen, that sometimes works out. Also do kids (and husband) ever eat stuff you had planned for a meal? I find myself buying extra cheese or whatever to make sure I have it for the recipe.