$100.00/Week Real Food Weekly Meal Plan - Week 15


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.

Well, I accidentally tossed out my April meal plan calendar while I was cleaning the other day.  We had just gone grocery shopping and I was looking for the calendar so I could post it on the refrigerator.  I couldn't find it.  Then I realized.  I had just been cleaning the day before and tossed a few papers I had sitting on my end table.  It must have been in that stack and I hadn't realized.  Bummer!  So now I had to look at the grocery list and try to figure out what I had planned.  That and recreate the rest of the month.  As long as I don't accidentally toss the freezer inventory, then we are ok.  👍


I have yet to convince J to eat soup or salad for dinner, but to my surprise he has developed a love of hummus!!  It is super-easy to make although I chose to purchase it pre-made this week.  Hannaford makes a couple of pretty good varieties.  I like it in my veggie wraps or we also use it as a veggie dip for a really quick weekday lunch when we don't have a lot of time.

Weekly Meal Plan:
Sunday
Breakfast - Toast with Avocado
Lunch - (me) Veggie Wrap; (J) Ham Sandwich
Dinner - Veggie Dumplings with Rice & Steamed Green Beans, (J) Herb-Baked Pork Tenderloin

Monday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Berries & Nuts
Lunch - (me) Veggie Wrap; (J) Ham Sandwich
Dinner - Freezer Bean Enchiladas, Mexican Rice & Sautéed Kale

Tuesday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Berries & Nuts
Lunch - (me) Veggie Wrap; (J) Ham Sandwich
Dinner - Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts, Carrots & Mushrooms, (J) Chicken with Orange Sauce

Wednesday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Berries & Nuts
Lunch - Veggies & Hummus
Dinner - Mushroom Risotto, Baked Asparagus with Lemon Zest, (J) Pan-Fried Pork Chop

Thursday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Berries & Nuts
Lunch - Veggies & Hummus
Dinner - (me) Pad Thai; (J) BBQ Chicken Quarter, Mac & Cheese, Steamed Green Beans

Friday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Berries & Nuts
Lunch - Grilled Burgers (me - Veg; J - Beef)
Dinner - Leftovers

Saturday
Breakfast - Veggie Frittata
Lunch - (me) No-Tuna Sandwich; (J) Grilled Cheese
Dinner - Easy Jerk Chicken, Broccoli Rice, Honey-glazed Carrots

Weekly Food Cost:

Aldi - $13.20
  • Organic Milk - $2.95
  • Broccoli - $1.69
  • Mini Cucumbers - $1.99
  • Cilantro - $.89
  • Brussels Sprouts - $2.69
  • Asparagus - $2.99

Commissary - $30.26
*I am not allowed to share individual costs from the commissary so I've listed what we purchased and the total price*
  • Carrots, Mushrooms, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Green Beans, Chicken Stock, Cheddar Cheese, Provolone Cheese, Sliced Ham, Whole Wheat Sandwich Wraps, Bread, Chicken Quarter, Pasta
Hannaford - $31.64
  • Hummus (2) - $5.98
  • Canned Water Chestnuts - $.99
  • Pork Tenderloin - $4.89
  • Snow Peas - $3.17
  • Avocados (3) - $2.64
  • Baby Kale - $2.99
  • Cara Cara Oranges - $2.99
  • Blackberries (2) - $3.00
  • Blueberries - $4.99
Farmer's Market - $5.00
Grass-fed Beef Burger - $5.00

Grand Total - $80.10

Weekly Food Notes:

  • You should not see eggs on the grocery list (ever) since we raise chickens for eggs.
  • I had on hand: Rice, Chicken Breasts, Oats, Raw Nuts, BBQ Sauce, Peanut Butter, Soba Noodles, Non-Dairy Creamer, Homemade Freezer Enchiladas, Homemade Freezer Veggie Dumplings/Potstickers, Half & Half, Spices, Chickpeas, Honey, & Pork Chop

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