Well my freezer is pretty bare since my clean out last week. If you missed last week’s post it was all about ways to save money while eating real food and clearing out your freezer was on my list. This week we are back on track with our REAL FOOD Menu Plan, with staying within my $150 a week budget. What is your weekly grocery budget? Also, do you count for toilet paper, pet food, household cleaners as part of that grocery bill or would that be considered extra? I personally always lumped it all together but I seems kind of odd to do that because there could be a month where you run out of everything and end of spending almost $100 of just household items.
REAL FOOD Menu Plan
Monday: I am actually really enjoying some of gluten free pasta I’ve been trying and the family hasn’t known the difference. We are having a a meatless pasta with fresh roasted asparagus & mushroom in a lemon wine sauce.
Tuesday: Ever since we did a Taco Tuesday night a few weeks back they have been begging for another one. This week I will use ground turkey or grass-fed beef. While the kids enjoy their tacos I am going to make a healthy taco salad.
Wednesday: One thing I still have left in the freezer is Chicken Chili so we are eating that up with some quinoa, fresh cilantro, greek yogurt and fresh grated cheese.
Thursday: My favorite night – Leftover Night – Please make one night of the week a leftover night. Saves you time and $$$
Friday: Homemade Pizza Night – Making a new one for the hubs and I created from Musings of A Housewife – Pesto and Goat Cheese. If you have never tried goat cheese on a pizza – you need to, so good!
Saturday: Burgers on the grill. Trying something a bit new – Stuffed burgers with feta and basil.
Sunday: Honey Lime Grilled Chicken served with with a Parmesan Risotto
I’d love to know what you are serving your family this week – share a favorite recipe so I can try it with my family in the upcoming weeks. If you need more menu planning inspiration check out some of my favorites – Musings of a Housewife and Organizing Junkie.