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.
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.
SHOPPING WITH RUTH ANN - WHAT CAN I BUY FOR $25 TODAY?
- Lean Gr. Beef $2.99/lb $6.25 (Sobeys)
- Pork Loin $1.79/lb $4.45 (IGA/COOP)
- Yams ~3 lbs $2.50 (Tomavo)
- Tomatoes ~ 4lbs $2.75 (Tomavo)
- Kidney Beans $0.89 (Superstore)
- Hunts Pasta Sauce $1 (Sobeys)
- Hamburger buns $1.99 (IGA/COOP)
On Hand In Pantry:
- BBQ Sauce
- Chili powder
- Basil (fresh plant)
Meals for the week include:
- Chili (chili similar to this but used fresh diced tomatoes: )
- 4- 1/4lb Hamburgers & Homemade Fries
- Pulled Pork on a bun with Sweet Potato Fries
- Roasted Tomato Soup
- Biscuits and left over Chili or Soup for a 5th meal.