Need Meal Plan Inspiration? Two Weeks, $75 a Week Meal with all meals from home.

Good fabulous Sunday Mor….Um…..Afternoon! I thought I would share our meal plan for the next two weeks with you all so you can see what’s going down in our budget and our bellies lol. This is our breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack plan with no fast food or outside purchases. We are still slowly phasing out meat and have already removed pork and beef.  You can tell from the menu that we are a team but we also have our own tastes so we try to compromise where we can. Our grocery budget is $75 a week for 2 of us and we usually come in under that.  The items with red text are items we already have on hand and don’t need to repurchase, and the items with purple text are the ones that will carry over into our next meal planning session. All items are from Walmart unless otherwise noted and of course, prices may vary by your location.

 

Breakfast:

Breakfast Sandwiches:

(3) 12 count Great Value English Muffins (2.28 each)

(3) 12 count eggs ($1.38 each)

(2) 16oz Great value sharp finely shredded cheddar cheese ($2.77)

(3) Optional Morningstar Farms Meatless Bacon ($3.58 each)

See recipe here and substitute the Morningstar Meatless Bacon for the sausage. I prefer just to have an egg and cheese English muffin.

Makes 36 sandwiches

Cost: $27.26 or $.76 a sandwich. If you just do the egg and cheese sandwiches the cost is $16.52 or $.46 a sandwich.

OR

Fruit and Oatmeal Smoothies and Oatmeal

  • 5lb bag Frozen Strawberries (@Sams $9.98)
  • 42oz Canister Old Fashioned Oats ($2.48 each)
  • Nutiva Hemp Protein Powder ($11.29)
  • 16oz jar of honey ($4.98)

 

Makes approx. 20 smoothies with ½ cup fruit, 2 Tablespoons protein powder, 1 Tablespoon honey, and  ¼ cup oatmeal in each smoothie and water to your desired thickness – or you can use coconut/almond  milk however I prefer water.  On days where we don’t feel like smoothies, we have the oatmeal prepared according to the package directions with a little of the frozen fruit and a tablespoon of honey drizzled on top.

Cost: $31.21 for 20 smoothies and 8 servings of Oatmeal or $1.11 per breakfast

 

OR

Ready made Breakfast Sandwiches

(3)  12 count Jimmy Dean Delights Turkey Sausage Egg and Cheese English Muffins (@Sams $11.98 each)

Cost: $35.94 or $1.12 per sandwich

 

AND

(2) Watermelons (@Sams’s $3.98each) to go along with breakfast

 

Snacks (up to 2 per day for each of us)

(1) Nature Valley Protein Bars (@Sam’s $10.78 for 30 Bars)

(1) Cheez-It White Cheddar Crackers (@Sams $10.98 for 45 bags)

Approx. $21.68 we usually only eat snacks during the weekday so this will give us snacks to carry over into the next pay period.

 

Lunch:

Lasagna/Vegetables

Loaded Baked Potatoes/Vegetables

(2) Lasagna Noodles ($1.26 each)

(1) dozen eggs ($1.38 each)

(2) 28oz crushed tomatoes ($.82 each)

(2) Ricotta ($1.77 each)

(2) Great Value shredded cheese ($2.77 each)

(1) Yellow Onion ($.59)

(1) 3 Count Bella Fina Sweet Baby Bell Peppers ($1.68)

(2) Great Value Chopped Spinach ($1.00 each)

(2) Idaho Potatoes – 5-pound bag ($2.77 each)

(1) Shredded Cheese ($2.77 each)

(4) Frozen Broccoli (or other vegetable) ($1.00 each)

(1) Spray Margarine ($1.94 each)

Makes approx. 32 lunches for $31.20 or $.98 each

 

Dinner:

Vegetarian Meatball Subs

(1) Bolillios 6 count ($1.72 each)

(1) GreatValue Traditional Sauce ($1.06)

(1) Gardein Meatless Meatballs ($3.78)

 

Fish and side (2 nights)

(1) Flounder Fillets ($5.96 each)

 

Spaghetti (enough for 2 nights)

(1) Bag Gardein Meatless Grounds ($3.78) (only using 1/4th bag)

(1) Great Value Chunky Italian Sauce ($1.06 each)

(1) 16 oz Spaghetti Noodles ($1.00)

(1) Great Value Texas Toast ($1.64)

 

Mushroom, Spinach, and Broccoli Fettuccini (2 nights)

(1)16oz Fettuccine noodles ($1.00)

(1)16oz Great Value Classic Alfredo Sauce ($1.50)

(1)Whole Mushrooms ($1.28)

(1)Chopped Frozen Spinach ($1.00)

(1)Frozen Broccoli ($1.00)

 

Chicken Strips and Fries

(1) Perdue Buffalo Chicken Strips ($6.98)

(1) Great Value Seasoned Fries ($1.68)

 

Veggie Burgers and Fries (2 Nights)

(1) 8ct Morningstar Farms Veggie Burger ($6.48)

(1) Hamburger Buns ($.88)

(1) Lettuce ($.94)

(1) Tomato ($.98)

(Leftover cheese from lunches)

 

Chicken and Dumplings (Enough for 2 Nights)

(1) 5lb bag Chicken Breast ($9.93, only using 1 pound for this recipe)

(1) 28oz bag Pictsweet frozen mixed vegetables ($2.38)

(2) 10oz cans Great Value Cream of Chicken soup ($.50 each)

(1) Great Value Buttermilk Biscuits ($.48)

(1) 32oz Great Value Low Sodium Chicken Broth ($1.38)

 

Pulled Chicken (Enough for 2 nights)

2 pounds of chicken from earlier

(1) Hamburger buns ($.88)

(1) 28oz KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce ($2.17)

 

Sides:

(1) 4lb bag Steamable Broccoli Florets (@Sams $5.58)

(1) 4lb bag Whole Green Beans (@Sams $5.96)

(1) ParExcellence Saffron Yellow Rice (@Sams $5.72)

Dinners: $78.65 for 14 dinners $5.62

 

 

 

Approx $175.43 (depending on your breakfast) for all breakfasts, lunches, and dinners from home if we don’t count the ingredients we already have available. Minus the ingredients we already have our total is approximately $132.72). There will also be leftovers that we can possibly freeze for future lunches and those that will carry over into our next meal planning period.  Also keep in mind, this is for me and my husband….and we eat a lot….so……these are larger portions that we learning to cut down or you can leave as is and feed a family of 3 or 4 lol.

 

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8 thoughts on “Need Meal Plan Inspiration? Two Weeks, $75 a Week Meal with all meals from home.

  1. Anonymous

    Wow this is such a good deal $75 a week for meals, that’s so fantastic all done and home brilliant !

  2. I and my kids love sandwiches. My wife prepares on most Sunday mornings. Two pieces of bread and egg, cheese within. A good way to start the morning in the weekend (y)

  3. Wow that was interesting, specially the sandwiches! Yumm, what a great plan you have for sure, need to learn this out from you!

  4. This is a great idea! I’m usually scrambling at the last minute trying to figure out what to have for dinner!

  5. I need to make one of this lists of my own one of those days! They are very helpful!

  6. Very interesting plan! I love that you do take into account what you have on hand. We eat meat but not a lot. So my plans have meatless or vegetarian a few times a week. We eat ground turkey versus ground beef for our spaghetti, chili and meatloaf. I don’t know if I have heard of meatless bacon before. Looks like a good couple weeks worth of meals for you guys. Good luck to your budget and belly.

  7. This is amazing! Love the meals you’ve lined up within the budget!

  8. Amber

    Oh yum, this all sounds tasty! I’ll have to try some of this. The chicken and dumplings sound amazing!

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