Here is this week's $25 weekly meal plan. We are sharing ideas for meals that cost approximately $5 each, in these meal plans. Some week's I get them under $25 and some weeks a few dollars over. It is a great guideline and idea started for your meal planning efforts!
This Week's Menu includes French Onion Soup, Honey Garlic Ribs, Sheet Pan Chicken & Veggies, Spinach & Mushroom Omelet and Chicken Fried Rice!
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!
- French Onion Soup (recipe here)
- Honey Garlic Ribs served with Rice (recipe here)
- Sheet Pan Chicken & Roasted Veggies
INGREDIENTS: 4-6 Chicken thighs, 3 quartered potatoes, chuncks of carrot and onion. PREPARE: Place veggies in bowl and toss with 3 Tbsp Olive oil, a tsp each or Oregano and Thyme, and spread on sheet. Place chicken on pan and sprinkle everything with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Bake at 425 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
- Spinach & Mushroom Omelet
- Chicken Fried Rice
INGREDIENTS: 3 cups Cooked Rice, frozen peas & carrots, an egg, Butter, sesame oil, 1lb Chicken thighs cooked and off bone, soy sauce. PREPARE: scramble egg in fry pan in butter, add frozen veggies, cooked rice and cooked chicken to heat through. Add 1 Tbsp Sesame oil, and 3 Tbsp soy sauce. Stir to heat through and serve.
- 3 lbs Pork Side Ribs $2.99/lb @ Atlantic Superstore = $9
- 2lbs Chicken thighs $1.99/lb @ Atlantic Superstore = $4
- 2lbs Onions $1.49 @ Foodland
- Beef Broth $1.67 @ No Frills (or free if you make and bottle Homemade stock!)
- Bread (Stale, day old) $1.29 - 50% @ Atlantic Superstore OR Dried Bread you have on hand
- Eggs $1.88 or $2.49 @ Shoppers / Sobeys
- Spinach $2 @ IGA Coop
- Mushrooms $1.97 @ Giant Tiger
- Frozen Peas & Carrots $2.79 @ Foodland
TOTAL SPENT: $ 25.45
- baking soda
- potatoes (always buy a large bag when on a good sale)
- soy sauce
- sesame oil
- Mozzerella Cheese (for topping French Onion Soup)
- 1 cup Wine for soup (optional)
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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