Here is this week's $25 weekly meal plan.
These meal plans are suggestions for anyone trying to really cut costs, while keeping meals as "real food" and as unprocessed as possible. These are not my personal weekly meal plans, I will be sharing these in a separate post from now on.
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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.
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PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT an entire grocery order, and we do eat much more in the way of protein and veggies throughout the day/week. This feature is simple to show you what can be done with $25 and trying to keep it to real food, from scratch cooking.
This week was a little harder to plan for $25, but I think I managed it! Meat is expensive this week, so I had to make it worth purchasing and also find other options.
In creating this meal plan, I also made sure to show that I am only using a portion of some of the items (Gr Beef, Potatoes, etc.). The total cost is posted, and over $25, but what is actually used for the meals brings the cost of the 5 meals for 4 people below $25.
11/13 Meal Plan:
▪ Chicken Ceasar Salad
There will be chicken left over from 4 chicken breasts, great for sandwiches at lunches.
▪ Eggs in a nest of roasted potatoes
Dice potatoes and season with favourite herbs and spices. Bake for 20 minutes at 400. Stir a couple times.
Form into 4 piles on baking sheet with space in middle of each to break 1 egg into the center. Bake again for 10 minutes until egg is cooked.
▪ Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce and Garlic Toast
▪ French Toast
- 4 Chicken breasts $4.89
- 2 lb Ground beef $7.18(Sobeys) only using 1 lb for meal plan =$3.59
- Eggs $1.99
- Wonder Bread $1.25 (50% off at Superstore)
- 2 Barilla Pasta $0.99-$0.50 (tear pad)=$0.49 each = $0.98 (Superstore)
- Kraft Dressing $1.67
- Tomato Sauce (homemade =free) Hunts $0.99 (Superstore)
- Loaf of bakery bread $2 -50% =$1
- 2 Dole Salad kit 2/$3
- 10lb Potatoes $1.47 (Giant Tiger)
- Mushrooms $1.47 (Giant Tiger)
- Croutons $1.79 (Sobeys)
Total spent: $24.09
I had the following on hand already:
- Sour cream ($1.79 @ Sobeys this week)
- Beef broth (homemade veggie broth)
- Syrup (with French Toast)