Over the past few weeks, I've shared our $100/week grocery budget, and now I'm doing a vlog series on 31 Days of Grocery Saving Strategies to show you how exactly I do it.
If you're trying to tackle your grocery budget, remember that it takes time for each of these strategies to become habits. Think about trying one or two and mastering those before you try a few more. It's taken me years for these things to become part of my week and now the time feels negligible. Using this week's grocery ads and the proteins I already had in my freezer (as I share in Day 4), I planned out this week's meals:
Sunday–Spaghetti and meatballs (I have gluten-free pasta while the rest of the family has regular), broccoli
Monday–Salsa Verde Chicken and Spanish Rice, from The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook
Tuesday–Roasted Chicken Thighs, green beans, salad
Wednesday–Broccoli Pie (made w/o the chicken for a vegetarian meal, and I use GF flour instead of Bisquick), gluten-free cornbread
Thursday–Super Easy Chicken Soup (but I'll throw it all in the crockpot instead of using the stove), leftover gluten-free cornbread
Friday–Baked Lime Tilapia, brown rice, broccoli, also from The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook
Saturday–Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches, salad, corn
Can you tell I got a new cookbook this week? I used that Barnes & Noble Groupon from a few weeks' back. Erin‘s meals are so simple that it's possible to try new recipes on a weeknight. Yay for variety!
For more meal plans and easy family recipes, check out the big linky at OrgJunkie.
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