This was quite an expensive week at the grocery store — $68. Yikes. But we needed olive oil, and we ended up needing two separate types of meat, something that doesn’t usually happen.
This week we tried to focus on planning lunches for me. I’ve been struggling to find lunch ideas that are healthy, cost-efficient, and tasty enough to help me avoid the temptation of my co-workers’ daily lunch invitations.
Here’s the menu for the week, broken down by lunch and dinner.
Roast, potatoes, and green beans
Lunch: Leftover hash with roast, potatoes & veggies
Lunch: Sub sandwich
Dinner: Pasta primavera
Lunch: Leftover pasta
Lunch: Leftover tacos
Dinner: Balsamic chicken with baby spinach
Lunch: Peanut butter and jelly
For more menu plans, visit OrgJunkie.
Hi Karen –
A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across your website and slowly been making my way through your posts. Loved the Wedding Wednesdays by the way. You and your hubby are on the right track! My hubby and I have been married 12 years and I remember those early years before kids and our determination to pay off credit card debt while saving for a home and those other unexpected occurences. Your determination will get you through!!
Your Monday menus are also great! And remind yourself, you are saving money by planning your meals, taking your lunch and sticking to your grocery list. Ive seen your grocery totals and I think you’re doing a wonderful job. Don’t beat yourself up too much, okay :)