$50 Meal Plan!
by Keleigh May on October 1st, 2014

$50 to Feed 2-3 people for a week? It can be done!

Ingredients that were Purchased

Old Fashioned Oats $1.99
Box of Fresh Spinach  $3.99
Bananas $1.95
Ground Turkey $5.99
Chicken Breasts (2 packs) $11.26
Canned Tuna $1.19
Brownie Mix $1.69
Pasta Shells $2.49
Pasta Sauce $1.99
Shredded Cheddar Cheese $2.95
Eggs (18 count) $1.77
Ricotta Cheese $2.99
Frozen Broccoli $1.19
Frozen Green Beans $1.19
Greek Yogurt $2.67
Frozen Fruit $1.99
Frozen Pie Shells $2.17
Total  $49.46

These ingredients were purchased at our Local Harris Teeter.  Prices may vary by geographic region and/or grocery store.  No coupons were used to purchase these items, which if used, could save us even more money. A great money saving tip, buy store brands when available. Often they taste very similar (if not identical) to name brands, but save you money!

Monday-

BreakfastPaleo Banana Pancake 
Lunch-  Spinach salad with hard boiled egg, pantry dressing and nuts (optional) with a small serving of yogurt with frozen strawberries
Dinner- Balsamic Chicken Pasta
Tuesday-

Breakfast- Oatmeal with either dates and vanilla, or maple syrup add nuts (if you have any)
Lunch-  Leftover balsamic chicken pasta with side of spinach salad with pantry dressing, and nuts (optional)
DinnerStuffed Shells with green beans
Wednesday-

BreakfastSpinach and cheese omelet
Lunch- Leftover shells and greenbeans and a banana
Dinner-Cheeseburger in "Pie"adise with broccoli
Thursday-

BreakfastSmoothie with banana and frozen strawberries and any juice you might have or milk
Lunch- Leftover cheeseburger pie with a side of spinach salad 
Dinner- Breakfast for dinner! Pantry pancake mix and syrup with scrambled eggs and fruit
Friday

Breakfast- Overnight oats with yogurt and strawberries 
Lunch- pantry staple canned tuna with either mayonnaise and cracker or trees and cheese and a banana
Dinner-  Crock pot bbq chicken with broccoli and pantry staple rice or quinoa
2 Bonus Desserts-

Paleo Klondike Bars using bananas and pantry staples chocolate, honey and coconut oil. 

Brownie Pie uses the 2nd pie shell (from the Cheeseburger in "Pie"adise) and either make browines from scratch or use a boxed brownie mix. 

 

Plan ahead, to make sure your fed with meals that won't leave you in the red!

My biggest advice when it comes to cooking on a budget is plan, plan, plan! When you plan it is much easier to map out exactly how much you need to spend. Check out coupon websites to find out which stores have the best deals, and use coupons! With a little planning and research even on $50 a week or less, I think you'll find that where there's a meal, there's a way!


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