$60.00 A Week: Sunday Meal Prep + Weekly Meal Plan


Meal planning has allowed us not only to pay off our debt but also to continue to save money.  How?  A few ways really.  It allows me to plan for inexpensive meals, I only buy what we are going to be eating, and I ensure food does not go to waste (no more throwing out shriveled fruit or veg!).

Once again this week I tried to use as much from our freezer/pantry/garden when planning this week's menu.  The garden has come to an end but we are lucky enough to have some veggies stored in the barn to eat up over the next week or two.  The remainder were already eaten or preserved.

This weekend I've also tried to prep quite a few freezer meals for the next month or so.  It's going to get very hectic around here so I want to try and get as much ahead of the game as I can.  Putting together meals that can be tossed in the slow-cooker means I can have J get things going before I get

home from work.  I've included some freezer cookie dough balls so we can bake as few or as many cookies should we either want something sweet or have guests over.

**A breakdown of the week's grocery costs can be found here**

Sunday Prep:
Additional Prep:

Meal Plan:
Monday
Breakfast - Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
Lunch - Taco Soup {for J} & Minestrone Soup {for me} and Yogurt + Apple for a snack
Dinner - BBQ Slow-Cooker Brisket, Mac & Cheese, and Green Beans

Tuesday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Frozen Berries
Lunch - Taco Soup {for J} & Minestrone Soup {for me} and Yogurt + Apple for a snack
Dinner - Honey-Sesame Chicken {freezer & slow-cooker meal} with Rice and Winter Squash

Wednesday
Breakfast - Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
Lunch - Taco Soup {for J} & Minestrone Soup {for me} and Yogurt + Apple for a snack
Dinner - Cranberry Slow-Cooker Pork Loin over Rice, bread, and Roasted Winter Squash with Maple Syrup drizzle

Thursday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Frozen Berries
Lunch - Leftover Pork & Cranberry Sandwich, Berry Yogurt Pudding & Celery with Almond Butter
Dinner - Shepherd's Pie, Braised Winter Greens & No-Knead Artisan Bread

Friday
Breakfast - Homemade Bread Toasted with Cashew Butter & Jam
Lunch - Leftover Pork & Cranberry Sandwich, Berry Yogurt Pudding & Celery with Almond Butter
Dinner - Out

Saturday
Breakfast - Slow-Cooker Breakfast Casserole
Lunch - Clam Chowder & Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Dinner - Slow-Cooker Chicken Enchiladas, Mexican Rice and Corn

Sunday
Breakfast - Scrambled Eggs with Homefries
Lunch - Wedding Soup
Dinner - Spaghetti & Meatballs with No-Knead Artisan Bread & Sauteed Broccoli Rabe



Additional posts:
All the $60.00/Week Weekly Meal Plans
10 Tips For Shrinking Your Grocery Budget to $60.00/Week
12 Ways To Save Money and Reduce Food Waste
10 Easy Things You Can Do To Save Money
16 Ways To Effectively Cut Your Food Budget
 $60.00 A Week Food Budget Challenge

3 comments

daisy g said...

I'm exhausted just reading the Sunday prep! Don't know how you do it after being at the market all day. Phew!

Peggy said...

I agree with the previous comment because I don’t know how you find the energy to prep and prepare the menu after a trip to the market and on a budget of $60! But I also would like to add that your weekly menu sounds absolutely AWESOME! To be able to spend a small amount on a weeks worth of ful-filling dishes is a well thought out plan I hope to be able to master myself . Thank-you for an awesome post! I hope to see more in the upcoming weeks.

https://healthyhomecleaning.com/ said...

I love seeing what your making. I am a home cook as well, so nice to get ideas from others