Menu Planning on $75
Week of January 1, 2018.

Monday, January 01, 2018 AnnMarie Brown 0 Comments

A new year brings new beginnings. This year I am going to try to do a minimum of two meatless meals a week. My husband had gout act up over Christmas from eating too much turkey and other high purine foods so I want to make an effort to make sure this doesn't happen again. Doing two meatless meals a week is just what I need to help him out with this. 

Making my meal plan based on what I have on hand and what sales I was able to pick up usually the week before. In December I stocked up on Chicken because I hit a good sale that I could not pass up. My husband says we have enough chicken in our freezer for a whole month now but I will still keep my eyes open for another sale so I can stock up for February. 

What new things are you trying to implement in your meal planning this year? Do you have any changes you are going to make? Are you planning to reduce your food budget this year? I am going to continue to try to stick to our $75 a week budget which works out to $300 a month for three people.   

Meals this week:

Black Bean Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili
Chicken Parmesan, Rice, Broccoli, Salad
Creamy Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup
Teriyaki Chicken, Salad, Veggies
Turkey Noodle Soup in a Bread Bowl
Meatloaf, Potatoes, Salad
Chicken Enchilada Pasta, Salad


Our lunches usually consist of dinner leftovers. 
If we do not have leftovers we usually opt for a salad which we always have on hand to make. 


- Breakfast Burritos
- Quinoa
- Oatmeal


- Peanut Butter Cookies
- Banana Bread
- Oranges
- Apples
- Grapes
- Granola Bars
- Cheese and Crackers

$1.97 Sliced Cheese
 2.50 Orange Juice (frozen)
 1.77 Oatmeal
 2.27 Eggs
 1.00 Strawberry Milk 
$9.57 - Total Spent

Items on hand:

- Onions
- Potatoes
- Broccoli
- Rice
- Chicken Breast
- Chicken Thighs
- Chicken Legs
- Turkey
- Pasta (Various)
- Bread
- Carrots
- Apples
- Oranges
- Grapes
- Cheese
- Chicken Meatballs (frozen)
- Quinoa

If you are looking for more menu inspiration be sure to check out Orgjunkie, she hosts a weekly menu plan Monday link up.   


What new things are you going to implement into your meal planning this year?