Menu Plan & Grocery Round Up: 1/17-1/23

by Karen on January 19, 2009

Despite the extra healthy snack foods on our list, this week’s total was back within our budget. Yay!

Our total for the week was $54. And I feel like our cart was stuffed!

Here’s our menu plan for the week:

Saturday: Chicken & vegetable pot pie (We used a store-bought pie crust to make the recipe easier, and substituted heavy cream for 1% milk to make it a little healthier. And of course I limited my portion size.)

Sunday: Stuffed manicotti (We omitted the beef and added spinach to the stuffing instead. We also left out the butter, and used low-fat cheeses.)

Monday: Sandwiches/leftovers

Tuesday: Beef tacos with refried beans

Wednesday: Grilled chicken sandwiches

Thursday: BLTs with baked oven fries

Friday: Homemade pizza

Looking back over this menu, it doesn’t include the healthiest of meals. But I find that as long as I’m careful with portioning, I can avoid eating too many calories for the day.

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1 Kasey January 19, 2009 at 11:19 am

Hi, I am wondering if you could do a post about other meals and snacks. I am doing a weekly meal plan to keep our food costs down, and we have pretty much cut out junk food. And that takes up most of our budget. Breakfast and lunch leave me at a loss. I’m fine with just a sandwich, but my husband needs a larger lunch, or lots of snacks. I’d love some advice on what you do for these meals. Also, I’d love some tips on portion control. My appetite is pretty small but my husbands is huge. Thanks!

2 Money Funk January 19, 2009 at 1:52 pm

I like your menu plan. And I love Manicotti. The spinach sounds like a fabulous addition. Great job. Gonna have to visit your meal plans more often for some new ideas! :)

Money Funk’s last blog post..Menu Plan for the Work Week

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