11/13 Meal Plan -What Can I Buy With 25 Today?

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.  (more…)

$25 Weekly Meal Plan Nov 1st

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. 

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.

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Oct 23/17- What Can I Buy With $25 Today?

This week's $25 Meal Plan came in just under $25 and features some great prices from various stores. You do not need to drive to all these stores if you live near a grocer that price matches. You may find pricing close to the list even if shopping at one store. I tend to shop where I can get the majority of my items on sale and spend a little extra on the rest so I do not have to drive all over town (saves on both time and gas).

These meal plans are simply 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. 

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. (more…)

Oct 17/17- What Can I Buy With $25 Today?

This week's $25 Meal Plan came in below $20 and features some great prices from various stores. You do not need to drive to all these stores if you live near a grocer that price matches. You may find pricing close to the list even if shopping at one store. I tend to shop where I can get the majority of my items on sale and spend a little extra on the rest so I do not have to drive all over town (saves on both time and gas).

These meal plans are simply 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. 

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. (more…)

Oct 10/17 – What Can I Buy For $25 Today?

This week's $25 Meal Plan went a little over budget and is built around a ham, eggs and great produce prices. 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. 

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. (more…)

Oct 3rd- What Can I buy for $25 today?

This week's $25 Meal Plan is built around root vegetables (great prices available this week). 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 necessarily my personal weekly meal plans.  (more…)

What Can I Buy With $25 Today? Sept 25th

This week's $25 Meal Plan is built around a Turkey. 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.  (more…)

Sept 18/17-What can I buy for $25 today?

Last week I started a new weekly feature called "What Can I Buy For $25 Today?". To say it was a hit would be an understatement. People have been emailing me all week with questions and asking for recipes. 

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.  (more…)

Sept 13/17 – What Can I Buy For $25 Today?

People ask me every week about my menu plan and how I feed my family for the amount I spend. Today I decided to share a weekly feature that will show you how to plan 4 to 5 meals with only $25. All these meals would feed 2 adults and 2 children for a suppertime meal.

It is the last day of the sales cycle for most stores, so I will do this on Monday's from now on, giving you the opportunity to copy it. (more…)

Meal Plan – April 16th thru 21

As I have mentioned before, I don't assign a day to the meal usually, allowing us to pick the meal each day. I buy and prep for 5-6 meals a week, leaving 1 or 2 supper meals open for leftovers or maybe a dinner with our extended family.

Once again, this week's meals are almost all from my freezer and pantry. We have used up most of the meat and prepped meals in our freezer, so I will be doing a big restock over the next few months as I see sales, and when I get the opportunity to prep freezer meals.

Basics Of Meal Planning:
  • Go through flyers for best prices. Also check online for specials at local butchers, farmer's markets, bakeries and shops.
  • Check freezer, fridge, pantry and make as many meals as possible with these items and items on sale this week.
  • Make menu and shopping list.
Here's what I purchased yesterday:
  • 2x brick Cheese  $3.99 each ($7.98)
  • Tuna $0.99
  • Broccoli $2.49
  • 2x Dozen Eggs  $1.77 each ($3.54)
From my kitchen, freezer or pantry:
  • Chicken (in freezer)
  • Salmon (in freezer)
  • Ground Beef (in freezer)
  • Salsa
  • Carrots
  • Parsnip
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Quinoa
  • Canned Beans
  • BBQ  Sauce
Menu:

I usually use this format to plan. Not assigning a day to the meal, but rather having everything prepped to make whichever I feel like doing that day. Here is my plan for this week. Recipes will be added as well, as I get them photographed and posted.

SUPPER TIME MEALS THIS WEEK

  • Roasted Veggies, Black Beans, Quinoa & Salsa Chicken 
  • Lasagna Rolls (recipe to come on blog this week)
  • Broccoli & Cheese Casserole
  • Roasted Carrots and Parsnip (fries) & BBQ Chicken
  • Beef and Barley Soup (already prepped in freezer to cook in slow cooker)
Breakfast Time:

We have options ready and available.

Lunch Time:

Most of our lunches are left overs or salad with some form of protein. I use chicken from the roasted chicken I cook each week, or fish to have with salads. 

Check out some of our previous meal plans HERE.