Weekly Menu: March 13th-19th

Weekly Menus from Our Cozy Den ~ Feeding a family of 6 on under $250 a month!

Happy Monday! I’ll be honest, I woke up this morning already overwhelmed with the week and it’s not likely to slow down any time soon. I’m working on trying to free up my schedule a bit more, but for now I’m just doing my best to roll with it!

Let’s take a look at this week’s menu!

As usual, a few notes before we get started:

  • Breakfast is not included in the menu, because in our house it is fend-for-yourself. But it is included in my budget and shopping. We pretty much eat oatmeal & eggs every day, with the occasional variance.
  • Snacks are also not on the menu, but my kids do get a snack each afternoon around 4 pm. Their choices are veggies (usually carrots and celery from my garden), fruit (I always have on hand a selection of oranges, bananas, apples, pineapple, berries, etc.), hard-boiled eggs, cheddar cheese sticks, yogurt, and granola bars.

Sunday:

Lunch ~ leftovers

Dinner ~ leftovers

Monday:

Lunch ~ sandwiches (peanut butter with jelly or honey) with fresh fruits and veggies

Dinner ~ chicken azteca — we love this dinner! It’s cheap, easy, & healthy {and gluten/dairy/grain-free too!} I’ll post the recipe on Friday!

Tuesday:

Lunch ~ lunch at a friend’s house

Dinner ~ dinner at my husband’s school

Wednesday:

Lunch ~ black bean quesadillas with fruit

Dinner ~ leftovers

Thursday:

Lunch ~ vegetable soup with crackers & cheese

Dinner ~ tator tot casserole made with venison

Friday:

Lunch ~ sandwiches (peanut butter with jelly or honey) with fresh fruits and veggies

Dinner ~ leftovers

Saturday:

Lunch ~ black bean quesadillas with fruit

Dinner ~ homemade pizza

 

What I spent this week:

Here is my receipt from Walmart this week. I only picked up produce, as most of my cabinets & fridge are still full. I also plan on doing my monthly bulk shop to GFS sometime this week.

Weekly Menus from Our Cozy Den ~ Feeding a family of SIX for less than $175/month!

What I got: bananas, apples, oranges, & celery. There are two receipts because I forgot the celery and had to go back for it… oops! I would have just forgone it altogether, except we needed it for a science experiment in our homeschool this week.

Total spent: $13.17!

Click here to see the rest of my weekly menus, and stay tuned for more money-saving tips!

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