$25….I mean $17 Weekly Meal Plan!! July 20

$17 Meal Plan – July 20

 

Here is this week's $25 weekly meal plan. We are sharing ideas for meals that cost $5 in these meal plans.

The whole idea in sharing these plans is to inspire you to find lower cost options and plan ahead to save time and money. If you have specific dietary needs, you can alter some recipes or create your own plans. This is for inspiration, to prove it is possible to feed a family of 4 for supper meals on $25/week...you can customize as you wish. You can do it!

This $25 meal plan offers suggestions for anyone trying to really cut costs, while keeping meals as "real food" or "from scratch" and unprocessed as possible. These are not my personal weekly meal plans, I will share some of those from time to time in a seperate post.

Another great resource of meal planning and ideas is found on our Facebook Page under Videos. Check out the "Sunday Night Live" series. I share recipes and kitchen tips each week Live. If you follow the page, you will see a notification pop up when we are live! 

 

MENU
  • Grilled Chicken & Ceasar Salad
  • Tuna Noodle Casserole (leave out Tuna & Peas for Easy Mac n' Cheese)
  • BBQ Pork Chops & Grilled Potato slices (scrub, slice potatoes thin and place in tinfoil packet or tray, with some butter and grill)
  • Spaghetti & Pasta Sauce with mushrooms added (add garlic toast or biscuits if needed)
  • Eggroll In A Bowl

 

SHOPPING LIST
  • Chicken $0.99/lb (Atlantic Superstore) ~ 3.5lbs = $3.50
  • Romaine Lettuce $0.99 (Tomavo) or $0.97 (No Frills)
  • Tuna $1.59 BOGO free = $0.80 (Lawton's)
  • Elbow PAsta $0.57 (Giant Tiger)
  • Spaghetti $0.57 (giant Tiger)
  • Pork Chops $1.99/lb (Atlantic Superstore) ~ 3lb = $6
  • Ground Beef $2.99/lb (Atlantic Superstore) ~ 1/2 lb = $1.50
  • Primo Pasta Sauce $0.97 (No Frills)
  • Mushrooms $1.47 (Giant Tiger)
  • Dole Coleslaw $0.99 (Giant Tiger)

TOTAL SPENT: $ 17.36

ON HAND
  • Cream Mushroom Soup
  • salad dressing
  • Frozen Peas
  • Soy sauce
  • sesame oil
 

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I also have a Pinterest Board for my $25 Meal Plans set up HERE. This includes previous meal plans and some recipe links.

Please comment, offer suggestions, ask questions and share recipes. This feature is to help people see it IS possible to eat well on a tight budget.

This weekly feature will have at least one meal plan for 4 to 5 supper meals that will feed a family of 4. Some weeks I will show 2 meal plans, but I may not be able to do that every week based on flyer sales. 

Most of the items purchased will be flyer or in store sales, and I will try to incorporate coupons, cash back and points offers when I can. 

Be sure to let me know if you are enjoying this weekly feature by commenting on the blog below. Your feedback is the best way to let me know I should keep doing something! 

Monday Night Live – 2 Chicken Marinades and Easy Stuffed Meatballs

On Monday Night Live on my Facebook page I made 2 Chicken Marinades and Easy Stuffed Meatballs.

Marinades are a fabulous method to infuse meat, tenderize it and create some amazing flavour combinations. 

Marinades need to coat the meat for a minimum of 30 minutes and up to overnight in the refridgerator. Place meat and marinade in a sealed container or freezer bag, and flip meat half way through the time you have to marinate. I almost always make my marinades and freeze ahead with the meat. This allows the meat to marinate while freezing, then marinate more as they thaw out. Freeze flat on one side, and when thawing in fridge, place with opposite side facing up.

Get the recipes and view the video below.

#DiscoverNBBeaches – McLeod’s Beach

When travelling from Saint John to St Martin's on Route 111, why not venture along the coast via Route 825 and visit a few beaches along the way? McLeod's Beach is the first of 3 beaches you will come across. 

McLeod's Beach, Reed's Beach and Gardner Creek Beach are all on NB Route 825. 

There is no parking, so we pulled off along the side of the road, there are a few spots with a little shoulder. When the tide is out,

Reeds Beach

#DiscoverNBBeaches – Reeds Beach

As you can tell, based on our previous beach adventures, we have been visiting some beaches on some windy and cooler days. To be fair, often it is much warmer and even sunny inland, but when you head towards the Fundy Coast, you never know what's in store. When heading out on any road trip, and especially a beach trip, always dress in layers and pack a sweatshirt!

DIY Seasoning Mixes

 

Do you make your own seasoning mixes from scratch? If you think about how much pre made mixes are costing you, you may reconsider, and make your own. You can put together the following seasoning mixes in bulk and store in Mason jars, or spice tins.

#DiscoverNBBeaches – Gardner Creek Beach

We are enjoying our summer and setting out each week, or so to #discoverNBbeaches to share with you. We hope you are enjoying this series, and would love any suggestions on beaches to visit!
A recent outing, on a cool and breezy Spring day, led us to explore Gardner Creek Beach on route 825, NB. It is located along the Fundy coast between Saint John and St. Martin's, about 1.5 hours drive from Moncton, 30 minutes from Saint John, and about 15 minutes from St. Martin's.

Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade Granola Bars

These homemade granola bars are my all time favourite snack on the go. They combine oats and rice crispy cereal for the base, and the honey, maple syrup and chocolate chips make then chewy and sweet!

These are a no bake granola bar that can be made up quickly in the evenings for the next day's treat! Check links below this recipe, for other recipes for homemade granola bars.

$25 Meal Plan – June 22

Here is this week's $25 weekly meal plan. We are sharing ideas for meals that cost $5 in these meal plans.

The whole idea in sharing these plans is to inspire you to find lower cost options and plan ahead to save time and money. If you have specific dietary needs, you can alter some recipes or create your own plans. This is for inspiration, to prove it is possible to feed a family of 4 for supper meals on $25/week...you can customize as you wish. You can do it!