Budgeting Challenge: Meal Planning #6

We have a lot of meat in the freezer that’s just near it’s max storage time, so we decided to make a couple of repeat recipes that we’ve cooked up in the past with success. Nothing too crazy for the week; just trying to get back to normal eating habits after the holidays. Plus, we haven’t been eating nearly enough fruits and veggies, so time to get back on the wagon!


This week, we spent about $32 on groceries, well within our $50 for the entire week. Since we didn’t buy meat or goodies, our spend was low.

Here’s our load for the week:

  • Goods lasting two weeks, average cost ~$10 a week
    • 5 lb bag of potatoes:  $1.99
    • 5 lb bag of onions: $1.99
    • Goat cheese:  $4.99
    • 2 bags of spinach:  $3.00
    • 2 large bell peppers:  $2.40
    • Cucumber:  $2.29
    • Baby carrots:  $3.29
  • Goods lasting one week, average cost ~$12 a week
    • 26-oz can of condensed tomato soup:  $1.99
    • 1-lb of ham deli meat:  $5.14
    • 3 Apples:  $2.27
    • Bananas (3 lbs):  $2.13

That mean’s our weekly average for this shopping trip is about $22. Not too shabby!

Here’s what we plan on cooking for the week with our load and stuff already on hand:

  • Breakfasts
    • Omelet with mozzarella cheese
    • Turkey bacon
    • Toast with PB
    • Choc chip pancakes
    • Cereal with milk [for Rich only!]
  • Lunches
    • Ham, cheese, & spinach sandwich
    • Soup
  • Dinners
  • Snacks
    • Bananas
    • Apples
    • Greek yogurt
    • Carrots and hummus
    • Mixed nuts

What new recipes have you tried lately?


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