$100.00/Week Real Food Weekly Meal Plan - Week 13


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 can't believe that Easter is almost here.  We were hoping for nice weather on Easter, but it appears that we'll be seeing a bit of rain/snow mix later in the day.  Bummer for sure.

It's been just over a month since my life drastically changed (for the good) and I cannot begin to tell you how much I am enjoying it.  It took a week or two to get into a rhythm but once that was established, it's almost felt like I've worked from home for years!

Spending most of my time at home has had me looking at the "to-do" items we've not been able to finish.  Soooooo....we are going to try and get some of these items checked off over the next month.  The kitchen will be updated in about 3 weeks (just waiting on the arrival of the countertop).  Fingers crossed we can finally get the dining room and office completed this spring as well.  Maybe even the bathroom too!  (that's probably pushing it a tad bit..... 😉 )

On to the meal plan!

Weekly Meal Plan:
Sunday
Breakfast - Spinach Frittata & Homefries
Lunch - (me) Veggie Wrap; (J) Ham Sandwich
Dinner -  Out (using a gift card we were gifted at Christmas)

Monday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Pumpkin & Walnuts
Lunch - Cream of Tomato Soup with Croutons
Dinner - Scallop Gratin, Broccoli Rice, and Spinach

Tuesday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Pumpkin & Walnuts
Lunch - (me) Chop Salad; (J) Ham Sandwich
Dinner - Mushroom Risotto, Roasted Asparagus, (J) Herbed Pork Tenderloin

Wednesday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Pumpkin & Walnuts
Lunch - Cream of Tomato Soup with Croutons
Dinner - Tacos (me - Bean & Veg, J- Burger) with homemade Salsa and Rice

Thursday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Pumpkin & Walnuts
Lunch - (me) Chop Salad; (J) Ham Sandwich
Dinner - Veggie Stir Fry, Rice, (J) Aloha Chicken

Friday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Pumpkin & Walnuts
Lunch - (me) Chop Salad; (J) Ham Sandwich
Dinner - Orecchiette with Spinach

Saturday
Breakfast - (me) Cereal, (J) Biscuits, Eggs & Sausage Gravy
Lunch - (me) Salad Wrap, (J) Leftovers
Dinner - (me) Veggie Stuffed Baked Potato, (J) Thai Chicken Quarter, Baked Potato and Broccoli


Weekly Food Cost:

Commissary - $50.76
*I am not allowed to share individual costs from the commissary so I've listed what we purchased and the total price*
onions, tomatoes, potatoes, garlic, peppers, oranges, lemons, broccoli, limes, spinach, mushrooms, blueberries, chicken quarters, sandwich wrap, cake flour, fish sauce, soy sauce, chili-garlic sauce, tortilla shells, organic milk, cashew milk, cream

Hannaford - $7.38
shallots - $.98
parsley - $1.29
cilantro - $1.29
pork tenderloin - $3.82

Farmer's Market - $7.50
grass-fed angus beef ground beef - $5.00
apples - $2.50

Grand Total - $65.64

Weekly Food Notes:
- You should not see eggs on the grocery list (ever) since we raise chickens for eggs.

- I had on hand: rice, cheese, chicken sausage (from Trader Joe's a couple of weeks ago), orecchiette pasta, scallops (in the freezer), chicken breast (from a couple week's ago), butter (from a couple week's ago)



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1 comment:

daisy gurl said...

How exciting that you'll have your kitchen redone. I supposed y'all are doing most of the work?

Hope you are feeling strong!