Here is this week's $25 meal plan. The plan includes Fried Rice, Lentil Soup, Shephard's Pie and more. Family-friendly frugal meals on a budget each week based on sales in Atlantic Canada.
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...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, simply suggestions for meals on a budget. By providing 4-5 meal options for the week, there are usually leftovers what will cover the other days.
Another great resource of meal planning and ideas is found on our Facebook Page under Videos. Check out the "In The Kitchen" series. I share recipes, meal prep, freezer meals and kitchen tips each week Live. If you follow the page, you will see a notification pop up when we are live! For ideas of Breakfast options, you can see more here, and prepping lunch ideas, here. (More lunch prep posts coming)
- Chicken Fried Rice
(2 TBSP Olive Oil or Sesame Oil oil,2 cooked boneless skinless Chicken Breasts(shredded or diced),1 1/2 cups frozen peas and diced carrots blend, 2 Garlic Cloves, minced, 2 large Eggs, lightly beaten, 4 cups cooked rice, 3 to 4 tablespoons soy sauce)
- Lentil Soup
- Shepard's Pie
(1 lb ground beef, browned, 2 lbs potatoes, cooked and mashed, 1.5 cups frozen Peas and carrots, 1 can creamed corn, salt and pepper, shredded cheese, optional topping)
- Slow Cooker Poor Man's Stew
- Chicken Cacciatore served with spaghetti noodles
- Lentils $2.27
- Eggs $2.99/dozen - using 2 = $0.50
- 5 Chicken Breast $3.44/lb ~ 2lb = $6.88
- Frozen Veggies (peas/carrots) = $2.50
- 2lb Ground Beef $1.99/lb = $4
- Potatoes $3.97 for 10lb - using 3.5lbs = $1.40
- 2X Tomoato Paste $1 each = $2
- 2X Canned Tomatoes $0.99 = $1.98
- 3lb Onions $1.49
- Spaghetti pasta $0.88
- Bell Pepper $1.27
- Creamed Corn $0.87
TOTAL SPENT: $26.05 (some ingredients you will not use all and can be used in future weeks, ie. onions, potatoes, eggs, carrots, etc)
- Soy Sauce
- Carrots ($1.49)
For breakfast ideas, check here.
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.
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