Menu Plan 8/1- how to feed your family when you shop with coupons

08/01/2011 2:55 pm · 9 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

  • Breakfast- Banana Cream Cheese Muffins
  • Lunch- Plums, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
  • Dinner-  Left over Stuffed shells and salad

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Breakfast- Scrambles Eggs and banana smoothie
  • Lunch-  Strawberry mango smoothie, and Quesadilla or my kids call them cheesy tacos
  • Dinner-Ate at Chuck E Cheese

Thursday

Friday

  • Breakfast- Cold Cereal
  • Lunch-  Mango, Peach smoothie with Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches
  • Friday-Chicken enchilads with green salad

Saturday

  • late breakfast/ early lunch- French Toast and Mango, Raspberry and plum smoothie
  • Dinner- BBQ at friends house

 

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A Thrifty Mom
A Thrifty Mom

Jenny it is all about portion control... Chicken strips are baked and breaded with corn flakes so a rather healthy option.

Jenny
Jenny

Your menu looks delicious! However, many of those foods are no-nos for me (such as the pizza, chicken strips, toscana soup, etc) because they are quite high in calories. How do you manage your weight eating these foods?!

Melissa
Melissa

thanks for the great ideas!!

Carolyn
Carolyn

The green beans look wonderful. Can't wait to try them.

krista
krista

what did you put on your green beans?

BigMamaCass
BigMamaCass

Wow! Everything looks fantastic! Now I am starving!! :)

Darcie Moldovan
Darcie Moldovan

Loved seeing this. I get so frustrated with people who insist they can't eat healthy on little money. There are all kinds of ways to make that happen!

Darci
Darci

This looks really good. I should plan like that too. I usually go with the flow. lol!!

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