Menu Plan 1/23 ~ Feeding your family on a Budget

01/23/2012 2:50 pm · 5 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

What is on a the menu at our house?

I get an email at least once a week asking me what I feed my family. Most of them are  just wanting to learn how to cross over from the habit of shopping daily for that days menu plan.  While others are convinced we eat  nothing but processed food.  They see the photos of what I buy that week and can not seem to wrap their brain around the idea of cooking from that weeks promo items and your stockpile.

Some of you “type A” personality’s  are much more organized than me, and I am sure there is a rotation chart or something fancy that would make menu planning easier.  But I do what works for me, I plan my meals around the fresh promo items that I get that week.  As well as what I get in my Bountiful Basket that week.  I then use my food storage or stockpile items, as well as freezer items to plan my meals.

Being that I do not write my menu out a week in advance  I am sharing last weeks menu with you!  Hope it helps you understand that eating from your stockpile can be made a way of life,  is both rewarding and thrifty!

Sunday

Monday

Grilled Cheese and  Potato Bacon Chowder

Tuesday

  • Breakfast- Hot Oatmeal and Scrambled Eggs
  • Lunch- Ham and Roast Beef sandwich on an Onion Roll, with carrot sticks
  • Dinner- Grilled Cheese and  Potato Bacon Chowder

Wednesday

  • Breakfast-Cold Cereal and Bananas
  • Lunch- Tuna Salad Sandwich, Chips and Cucumbers
  • Dinner- Grilled Chicken Breast with Spinach and Mushroom sauce, CousCous  and Green Salad

Thursday

  • Breakfast- Cold Cereal and Bananas
  • Lunch- Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, apple slices
  • Dinner- Michael Angelo’s  Lasagna, Bread Sticks, Green Peas and Green Salad

Friday

  • Breakfast- Blue Berry Breakfast Cake
  • Lunch- Green Salad with Candied Pecans, crasians,  and carrots.
  • Friday- Went out to eat with a Gift Card at IHOP

Saturday

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laura m
laura m

Thanks for posting these....I am always interested to see what people are eating on a budget!

Tina Baily
Tina Baily

I also had salmon patties last Saturday. (I noticed you had yours on Sunday.) I had some leftover from baking a salmon earlier last week, so picked over it, getting all the bones out and made enough patties for each of us to have one.

Nina
Nina

Thanks for sharing this! My fiance and I eat healthy on a budget of about 35-50 dollars a week. Depends on what stockpile items we are adding to that week. Combing the ads, price matching at walmart and combining with coupons it works great. Saving so much money and eating healthy! We don't eat anything processed.

Tonya
Tonya

Everything looks yummy as always. The chicken w/ spinach & mushroom sauce sounds like my kind of meal!!!

Dani
Dani

Your brussel sprouts and chicken look good, could you share the recipes??? By the way, still loving your site after all these years!!!

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