$100.00/Week Real Food Meal Plan - Week 10

If you’re just tuning in, this is an ongoing series in which I share our weekly meal plan as I (attempt) to convert us to a Whole/Real Food lifestyle.  Our grocery budget is $100.00/week for 2 adults.  Often I make 2 different meals because I am primarily plant-based and my husband is not.  Most of what we eat is made from scratch and any boxed, canned and/or frozen products follow the Real Food guidelines.  Meal planning is my way of controlling the grocery budget (read as a LOT of dollars saved), ensuring there is no food waste for the week, as well as saving time.  You can read more about meal planning here.

Read the entire series here.

I missed last week's meal plan post and this week's is late because we are currently in transition.  And that's great news!  It's great news because the transition is that I am now working on the farm full-time too.  Woo hoo!!!  We decided to make the leap and we are incredibly excited about what is to come.  Sooooooo.....this past week has been us figuring out what our days look like.

We created a work schedule for ourselves (we both do best with this) and this week we're conducting some "spring cleaning", even though it's not yet spring, including a freezer inventory.  I knew our previous inventory wasn't correct, plus, I wanted to re-organize a tad bit.  So that's what we've been working on.  Next week we'll be back to work!

I want to use up some of the meat and seafood in our freezer so it doesn't go bad so you'll see that over the next few weeks.  This will also free up some money in our budget to stock up on meat that might go on sale.

Here's what we're eating!

Weekly Meal Plan:
Breakfast - Breakfast Burritos
Lunch - Me - Veggie Sandwich; J - Ham Sandwich
Dinner - Me - Veggie Burger; J - Grilled Chicken, Cheese & Red Pepper Burger; Roasted Potato Bites

Breakfast - Oatmeal with slow-cooker applesauce & walnuts
Lunch - Me - Veggie Burger; J - Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich
Dinner - Me - Roasted Salmon; J - Steak Tips; Rice & Asparagus

Breakfast - Oatmeal with slow-cooker applesauce & walnuts
Lunch - Me - Veggie Burger; J - Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich
Dinner -

Breakfast - Oatmeal with slow-cooker applesauce & walnuts
Lunch - Me - Veggie Burger; J - leftover Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Dinner - Me - Veggie Stir-Fry; J - Grilled Chicken; Broccoli, & Rice

Breakfast - Oatmeal with slow-cooker applesauce & walnuts
Lunch - Chicken Dumpling Soup
Dinner - Stuffed Shells, Green Beans

Breakfast - Oatmeal with slow-cooker applesauce & walnuts
Lunch - Chicken Dumpling Soup
Dinner - Homemade Pizza

Breakfast - Asparagus Frittata & Toast
Lunch - Chicken Dumpling Soup
Dinner - Me - Veggie Stuffed Slow-Cooker Baked Potato; J - Salisbury Steak, Baked Potato &  Broccoli

Weekly Food Costs:
Aldi's - $6.67
Asparagus - $1.49
Strawberries - $1.19
Spinach - $3.99

Hannaford - $44.84
Potatoes - $3.49
Russet Potatoes - $1.89
Broccoli - $1.55
Blackberries - $2.99
Peppers - $2.12
Apples - $2.79
Rolls - $2.50
Pasta - $1.69
Ham Lunch Meat - $3.52
Steak - $13.52
Mozzarella Cheese - $4.99
Ricotta - $3.79

Grand Total:  $51.51

Weekly Food Notes:
I cut the steak up and used half for steak tips and then cut the other half in strips and grilled it for the Philly Cheesesteak sandwich.

As noted above, I had quite a bit on hand - Ground oats, Veggie Burgers, Frozen Green Beans, Pork Tenderloin, Wild-Raised Salmon, Organic Chicken Breast (purchased 2 weeks ago), Rice, Flour, Organic Butter (purchased 2 weeks ago), So Delicious Non-Dairy Creamer (purchased last week), Organic 1/2 & 1/2 (purchased last week), Organic Milk (purchased 2 weeks ago), Raw Cashews, Raw Walnuts, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Chicken Stock, Carrots (purchased last week), Celery (purchased last week), Homemade Chicken Dumplings (made 2 weeks ago and put in freezer), and Grass-Fed Beef Burger.


daisy g said...

Staci, what fantastic news! I am SO happy for y'all!
"Faith is taking the first step, even when you can't see the whole staircase."-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Shirley said...

Congratulations!!!! I am so glad you have been able to make this change. I do not know how you manage to accomplish so much with a full time job. So exciting for you.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thank you SO MUCH Daisy and Shirley!!! We are pretty excited and thrilled with the changes. :)