Every Thursday I plan to share what our meal plan is for the upcoming week. Meal planning is one of the easiest, most controllable things you can do for your family to save money and eat healthier.
I typically shop on Thursday or Friday because that is when our local stores typically start their “special sales”. That and I don’t like shopping on the weekends because a) the stores are more crowded and b) we’re usually pretty busy on the weekends and I hate taking time away from family time for grocery shopping. My meal plan goes from Saturday through Friday. We typically eat out once a week, usually on Fridays, although we might change that up a bit to take advantage of kids eat cheap/free nights on the other days of the week.
For lunch the girls usually eat either tuna fish, hot dogs, peanut butter and jelly, grilled cheese, or quesadillas, along with fruit, organic mac & cheese, yogurt, or some other quick and easy sides. Chad usually takes leftovers as his lunch to work. I usually have leftovers if they need to be eaten up, or will eat whatever the girls are eating.
So here is what is on the agenda for us this week. I try to serve veggies with every meal, so I won’t repeat that for each day.
Saturday: Taco Pasta Bowls
Sunday: Meatballs, potatoes, corn
Monday: Chicken Taco Salad. I’ll probably cook the chicken in the crockpot with some seasonings and shred it to serve.
Tuesday: Beer braised beef. This is leftover from last week, we ended up eating out on Saturday.
Wednesday: Mexican Lasanga
Thursday: Leftovers for Chad and the girls. I’m celebrating Cinco de Mayo with the ladies of MOYC. Ole!
Friday: Probably eat out.
On the shopping list for this week:
My goal is to spend under $100 each week on groceries.
Right now I’m sitting at just under $75, but I still need to tighten up the list a bit, figure out if I need anything else. But since I overspent so much last week I’m going to try to keep this week down.
I’m running short on time this week, so this is all you get for now. 🙂
So tell me, what’s on your menu for the next week?