$100.00/Week Real Food Weekly Meal Plan - Week 14


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 have some carrots left in the refrigerator that are starting to look a bit wilted, so I decided to make slow-cooker carrot cake oatmeal for breakfasts.  Grated carrots combined with a bit of pineapple, a touch of honey, and a swirl of walnuts makes for a delicious breakfast and the house smells amazing.

We are still working on using things from the freezer.  We ended up throwing only 1 pack of steaks away when we re-organized (they were quite severely freezer burnt), but I'm determined to use the oldest items so we do not have to throw anything else away.

I used some of the money we had leftover from last week to buy T-bone steaks for Easter (for J & my mom) as well as get stocked up on a big old jug of olive oil (we like the one that Trader Joe's sells in the large bottle with metal pour spout).

This Week's Meal Plan:
Sunday
Breakfast - Cereal
Dinner - at Mom's House

Monday
Breakfast - Slow-Cooker Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Lunch - (me) Veggie Wrap; (J) Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich
Dinner - Seafood Scampi with Pasta, Roasted Asparagus

Tuesday
Breakfast - Slow-Cooker Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Lunch - (me) Veggie Wrap; (J) Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich
Dinner - Pasta with Spaghetti Sauce, Succotash, (J) Quick & Easy Chicken Parm 

Wednesday
Breakfast - Slow-Cooker Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Lunch - (me) Veggie Wrap; (J) Chicken Parm Sub
Dinner - (me) Pad Thai, (J) Steak Tips with Rice & Steamed Broccoli

Thursday
Breakfast - Slow-Cooker Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Lunch - (me) Veggie Wrap; (J) Chicken Parm Sub
Dinner - (me) Buddha Bowl; (J) Chicken Florentine and Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

Friday
Breakfast - Slow-Cooker Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Lunch - (me) Veggie Wrap; (J) Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich
Dinner - Burgers on Homemade Ciabatta Rolls (me veggie; J regular) with Guacamole, Potato Salad, Broccoli Salad

Saturday
Breakfast - French Toast
Dinner - (me) Veggie Stuffed Baked Potato; (J) Japanese Fried Chicken, Rice & Butternut Squash


Weekly Food Cost:
Aldi - $12.00
  • organic milk - $2.59
  • canned pineapple - $.95
  • sugar - $1.49
  • sour cream - $1.19
  • blackberries - $1.99
  • blueberries - $3.79
Commissary - $44.27
*I am not allowed to share individual costs from the commissary so I've listed what we purchased and the total price*
  • cashew milk, chicken broth, bell peppers, potatoes, broccoli, half & half, rice, whole wheat flour, buttermilk, cornstarch, garlic, canned butter beans, parmesan, sandwich wrap, bread, lettuce, cucumbers, sub rolls, sunflower seeds, 1 bag frozen shredded hashbrowns, & 2 avocados 
Trader Joe's - $59.97
  • organic boneless, skinless chicken breasts - $13.00 (4 chicken breasts = 4 meals)
  • asparagus x2 - $3.98
  • olive oil - $7.99
  • cheddar cheese - $3.99
  • capellini pasta  - $.99
  • pasta sauce - $3.29
  • coconut creamer - $1.49
  • mushrooms - $2.29
  • mini chicken wontons - $2.99
  • rolled oats - $3.99
  • grass-fed beef steak (for Easter) - $15.97

Grand Total - $125.23 (I had $34.00 leftover from last week and $6.00 leftover from the week prior to add to this week's $100.00)


Weekly Food Notes:
  • You should not see eggs on the grocery list (ever) since we raise chickens for eggs.
  • I had on hand: scallops, shrimp, beans, cereal, walnuts, corn (frozen last summer), breadcrumbs, mozzarella, buckwheat pasta, peanut butter, steak tips, spinach, burger, mayo, butternut squash (frozen last fall), apples & oranges

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