Menu Plan 8/29- How to feed a family that shops with coupons

08/29/2011 2:54 pm · 7 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!



  • Breakfast- Pancakes, with fresh strawberries
  • Lunch-  left over Tortellini with  Homemade Alfredo sauce,
  • Dinner- Ate at Souper Salad


  • Breakfast- Breakfast Smoothies but we also added fresh bananas and peaches
  • Lunch- Peanut Butter and Jelly, Tomatoes and Grapes
  • Dinner- Took the kids to Half Price Happy Meal night at McDonalds


  • Breakfast- Oatmeal with granola berries
  • Lunch- Tuna Sandwich, fresh tomatoes, and cucumbers
  • Dinner-BBQ Chicken from the Crockpot, over rice with  Zucchini and corn on the cob


  • Breakfast- Pancakes with Peaches
  • Lunch- Left over BBQ chicken and rice
  • Dinner- Soft shell Beef Tacos


  • Breakfast-Egg, Bacon Breakfast burritos
  • Lunch- Peanut Butter and Banana sandwich, and milk
  • Friday-  Dinner at Grandmas Baked Chicken, Watermelon, Steamed Spinach


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