$25 Meal Plan – May 11th

Here is this week's $25 weekly meal plan. Sorry for not having new plans posted for a few weeks. We are back on track and sharing these again! Lot's of changes in our home and how we are eating, so I was off track with planning in general.

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 when I have time. 

Feb 15 – $25 Weekly Meal Plan

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 when I have time. 

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Feb 8 – $25 Meal Plan

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 when I have time. 

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Kitchen Tip – How to Dice Onions

Tip of the day- how to dice onions.

It sounds simple enough, right? Just cut it up... I used to always dice up my onions by cutting the in half and placing the flat side down, then cut one way and then the other. When I would get to the end I was holding, the chunks would get bigger and uneven as there was less to hold onto.

Sunday Meal Prep – Easier meals this week!

Sunday Meal Prep - Easier meals this week!

This week I chose to cheat a little and also have much of my meal prep done ahead in the freezer. 

My meal prep is done for all of our meals, so there are some breakfast, lunch, supper and snack preparations happening in this post each week. 

The cheating part was to pick up 2 rotisserie chicken for $15. This will give us 3 supper time meals, 2-3 lunches and a big pot of chicken and veggies soup.

Being on a fairly strict eating plan at the moment, getting my body back to cleaner eating and building muscle, my meals are pretty focused on Chicken and Fish. That being said, I also purchased a large bag of frozen white fish for $9, this will be for a couple supper time meals for the family and some for future lunches for myself. You can see details in Our Weekly Meal Plan.

As I get back on track and continue to tweak the family meals to become healthier, I will also switch our buying to more local and fresh food. So much to figure out and try to budget for. One step at a time....I keep repeating that at every turn in this process.

What I did to prep this week:
  • Boiled 6 eggs
  • Removed all chicken from 2 rotisserie chicken
  • Boiled chicken bones for stock
  • Made Chicken Veggie Soup in slow cooker
  • Baked 2 loaves of bread
  • Baked one batch of Buttery Biscuits
  • Portioned celery, carrots and cucumber for grab and go snacks
  • Spinach one bag cooked and portioned for 4 supper meals.
  • Hamburger patties made and frozen (1 lb extra lean ground beef = 5 burgers)
  • Cook 8 oz of fish for a couple lunches this week
  • Grapes, washed and some portioned for kids snacks, rest on the counter for quick snacks at home
  • Roasted veggies (zucchini, sweet potato and carrots)
Already prepped in freezer or cupboard:
  • Cooked and portioned quinoa and rice for my lunches
  • Fried up Onions & peppers (with a little coconut oil) portioned and frozen, for use in omelets at breakfast or evening snacks
  • Pancakes and breakfast burritos for the kids
  • Smoothie bags (fruit, spinach and yogurt) to pop in blender with some juice or coconut milk
  • Snacks portioned and bagged (almonds)

When there are prepped options in the fridge and freezer, I find it much easier to stay on track and make healthier decisions when it comes to food.

Do you meal prep? What are some items you prep every week?

Meal Prep (Wednesday this week!) March 1

Okay, a little late to the party this week. We spent the weekend away in PEI (blog post coming about our Weekend Wanders) and we have been eating out of the freezer for the past 2 days. So today is Meal Prep Wednesday!

By eating what we have had on hand for the past few weeks, we have not only saved money at the grocery store, but also cleaned out our freezer quite a bit. I am going to completely clean out the fridge freezer today, so only prepped meals are in there. We have a deep freeze with other meals and frozen items in our basement. Boy, does it feel good to get organized!!

Meal prep is the key for us to stay on track. Always having something healthy to grab when needing a little snack is so helpful, and even half prepped meals make a huge difference when running for kids sports 4 nights a week and weekends. 

Here's the list of what I am planning on doing today. Some of this is for just me, or the rest of the family, some is for everyone. (4 year old in the house may mean this gets done over 2 days  craft bags to the rescue!)

  • Baking 8 Chicken Breast - adding seasoning, no sauces.
    (some to freeze sliced and weighed, some for meals this week)
  • Boiling Chicken Broth to make soup (I had 2 rotisserie chicken carcasses in the freezer for this, I keep them and use later.)
  • Homemade hash browns (supper tonight and some to freeze)
  • Boiling 8 eggs for snacks/breakfasts
  • Frying up Onions & Peppers to freeze for omelets and to add to pasta, rice or quinoa
  • 4 jars of overnight oats
  • Spinach Bowls or salads
  • portion almonds & dates
  • Large batch of Quinoa cooked and freeze portions
  • Large batch of Rice cooked and freeze portions
  • Batch of Pancakes to freeze
  • Make pack of Homemade Freezer French Fries 

Here are some pics of what I have done so far... (Noon on Wednesday)

 Homemade hash browns, seasoned and cooked.


Chicken baked and portioned to freeze. I had 10 portions total, 5 in fridge & 5 in freezer.

Potatoes soaking in cold water, prep for Homemade Freezer French Fries.

Almonds in 1 oz. portions.

  • Chicken soup cooking in slow cooker, Rice in microwave and Quinoa on stove at the moment.
  • Fried up Onions, peppers and a few mushrooms. Divided and frozen for later use.
  • 8 Eggs boiled and in fridge.

And this is what Clayton was up to while I did all this 🙂

Off to have a little dance party break and then back to prepping. 
Have a great week and I will be back on Sunday next week, with our meal plan and prep.