$100.00/Week Real Food Weekly Meal Plan - Week 16


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.

We usually shop at the Aldi in the next town over. It's a small, outdated, store, however, it does have most of what we're looking for.  This week we decided to visit the Aldi a little further out because we were going to also attend that town's home show.  I'm so happy we did!  While I wasn't looking for kale this week, I saw that their large bags of organic kale was on sale for $1.99/bag.  As I contemplated buying a bag or two, on of the employees walked by and said "it's actually 99 cents/bag, we just haven't marked it yet".  And so I purchased 3 bags.  They have been flash-frozen and are now happily stored in one of our freezers.  Hooray for that!  I love to add it to buddha bowls, pasta dishes, smoothies, soups, etc.
Weekly Meal Plan:
Sunday
Breakfast - Omelets & Hashbrowns
Lunch - (me) Veggie Wrap, (J) Ham Sandwich
Dinner - Homemade Pizza

Monday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Pumpkin Butter & Walnuts
Lunch - Leftover burgers
Dinner - Shrimp Scampi & Asparagus

Tuesday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Pumpkin Butter & Walnuts
Lunch - Leftover burgers
Dinner - (me) Pasta Primavera; (J) Steak Tips, Scalloped Potatoes, Asparagus

Wednesday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Pumpkin Butter & Walnuts
Lunch - Leftover pizza
Dinner - (me) Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwich on Homemade Ciabatta, (J) Chicken & Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich on Homemade Ciabatta, Baked Potato Wedges, Broccoli Salad

Thursday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Pumpkin Butter & Walnuts
Lunch - Leftover pizza
Dinner - (me) Pesto Pasta with Veggies, (J) Ravioli with Meat Sauce, Spinach

Friday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Pumpkin Butter & Walnuts
Lunch - (me) Veggie Wrap, (J) Ham Sandwich
Dinner - (me) Veggie & Bean Fajitas, (J) Chicken Fajitas, Rice

Saturday
Breakfast - Breakfast Burritos & Hashbrowns
Lunch -
Dinner - (me) Buddha Bowl, (J) Oven-Baked BBQ Pork Ribs, Mac & Cheese, Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Weekly Food Cost:

Aldi - $24.87
  • Apples - $2.69
  • Kale (3 bags) - $2.97
  • Brussels Sprouts (2 bags) - $2.58
  • Asparagus - $2.99
  • 5 pounds of Red Potatoes - $2.69
  • Deli Sliced Provolone - $1.99
  • Green Peppers - $1.99
  • Celery - $1.39
  • Half & Half (1/2 gallon) - $3.89
  • Broccoli - $1.69

Commissary - $19.82
*I am not allowed to share individual costs from the commissary so I've listed what we purchased and the total price*

  • Cauliflower, Shredded Mozzarella, Pepperoni, Red Pepper Wraps, Spinach, Onions, Pasta - Whole Wheat Spaghetti & Whole Wheat Penne, Mayo, Spaghetti Sauce, & Tortilla Shells,
Hannaford - $5.99
  • Blackberries (2) - $3.00
  • Oranges - $2.99

Grand Total - $50.68

Weekly Food Notes:


  • You should not see eggs on the grocery list (ever) since we raise chickens for eggs.
  • I had on hand:  Pork Ribs (I stocked up on them on sale a couple of weeks ago), Frozen Shrimp, Tomato Sauce, Wing Sauce, Rice, Frozen Steak Tips, Cheddar, Milk, Roasted Red Peppers, Ham Lunchmeat, Ravioli, Ground Beef, Frozen Chicken Breast, Elbow Macaroni
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