What’s on your meal plan this week? If you haven’t planned out your menu, here are some great suggestions for affordable, delicious meals. Feed your family this line up for about $52!
Weekly Meal Plan for January 12th 2015
Kids love homemade hot pockets and we love that we can pronounce all the ingredients. You can also control sodium, fat, and calories. These are great frozen, thawed overnight, and then reheated the next day for lunch.
Meal 2 – Baked Potato Bar
A Baked Potato Bar is a huge hit around here! Potato bar’s are easy and cheap. We usually can find many toppings in the fridge and rarely have to pick anything up at the store for it. It’s a great way to use up left overs – whether it be meats, veggies, cheese, salad dressings, or other toppings.
Meal 3 – Easy Slow Cooker Chicken
I love slow cooker meals. It’s nice to toss something into the crock pot and forget about it until dinner time. It definitely makes meal time prep easier and lets me get a lot of things done while it’s cooking. Serve this slow cooker chicken with a side of rice or potatoes. Rice-A-Roni and Pasta-Roni are on sale for $1 this week at Walmart. They make a great side for this.
Meal 4 – Chili with Turkey Burger
Again this week, turkey burger is priced better than lean ground beef. Make a pot of your favorite chili using turkey burger. You can also put this in the crock pot for an easy meal. Serve with tortilla chips and some fun toppings like sour cream, green onions, and cheese. Add rolls or a side salad to make this a complete meal.
Meal 5 – Easy Goulash
We always make extra chili. Sometimes we freeze it for chili another time but often we use it to make Easy Goulash the next night. Boil your pasta – elbow macaroni or your choice of pasta. Warm the left over chili and add the pasta to it. If you need to, add a can of tomato sauce or a bit of tomato juice.
Meal 6 – Birds Eye Voila! Garlic Chicken
This is only $3.88 a bag this week at Walmart. This complete meal is ready in no time. Grab a couple of bags and you’ll have leftovers for lunch the next day!
Use the free Weekly Meal Plan printable to plan your meals this week.
Feel free to print and use these great printables. They’ll help you stay on track with meal plans and your grocery budget!
Monthly Meal Planner – By planning a monthly menu you can better follow the sales, know what you need to buy, reduce waste, and save money.
Pantry Inventory – Keep track of what you have on hand, what you’re low on, and know what you’re using a lot of so you can stock up on those items.
Freezer Inventory – Take stock of what you already have on hand so that you don’t overbuy and to know what you need for upcoming meals.
Shopping List – Print this off and keep it on the fridge to jot down those items that you need to pick up from the store!