$100.00/week Real Food Weekly Meal Plan - Week 17


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 am horribly late with this post again this week.  Because the weather is starting to actually turn into spring, it's allowing us to get so much done around the homestead!!  J was able to get the larger window installed over the weekend because the weather allowed for us to have no window while he cut the larger opening. 

The countertops are scheduled for next Monday and then we'll work to get the remaining items completed - floor, backsplash, and paining, before we start the summer markets.  We plan to enlarge the opening from the kitchen to the dining room as well, but not this year.  All projects come to a halt typically in May because our Apothecary business gets so incredibly busy for the next 8 months.  

We will also get busy with the garden starting next week.  Although we won't grow nearly the amount of veggies we've grown in the past, we still plan to grow a fair share in addition to a large stock of herbs.  I cannot wait to get my hands working in the soil!

We still have some veggies left in the freezer from last summer and fall.  We are down to 1 bag of sugar snap peas, and a handful of bags of both corn & butternut & hubbard squash.  We hit a pretty good deal at Hannaford.  Although they aren't organic, we did purchase 2 whole chickens at 85 cents per pound.  They will be used for beer can chicken this summer!  And we were still under budget, again.  Woo hoo!


Weekly Meal Plan:
Sunday
Breakfast - Avocado Toast & Poached Eggs Over Greens
Lunch - (me) Super Salad, (J) Ham Sandwich
Dinner - (me) Buddha Bowl, (J) Beef Skillet Rice & Mashed Butternut Squash

Monday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Berries & Raw Nuts
Lunch - Hummus & Veggies
Dinner - (me) Veg Burger with Veggies, (J) Grilled Brat, Oven-Baked Potato Wedges, Broccoli Salad

Tuesday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Berries & Raw Nuts
Lunch - Hummus & Veggies
Dinner - (me) Butternut Squash Salad with Cider Vinaigrette, (J) Grilled Caribbean Chicken Quarter, Rice, Mashed Butternut Squash

Wednesday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Berries & Raw Nuts
Lunch - Hummus & Veggies
Dinner - Spinach & Mushroom Orzo, Grilled Asparagus, (J) Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops

Thursday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Berries & Raw Nuts
Lunch - Leftovers
Dinner - Veggie Stir Fry, Rice, (J) Teriyaki Chicken

Friday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Berries & Raw Nuts
Lunch - Leftovers
Dinner - Homemade Pizza

Saturday
Breakfast - Waffles
Lunch - Leftover Pizza
Dinner - (me) Veggie Stuffed Baked Potato, (J) Slow-Cooker Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Oven-Roasted Parmesan Carrots

Weekly Food Cost:
Aldi - $20.54
  • Blueberries (2) - $5.38
  • Bell Peppers - $2.49
  • Butter - $2.36
  • Organic Milk - $2.95
  • Broccoli (2) - $3.38
  • Scallions - $.99
  • Asparagus - $2.99

Commissary - $18.68
*I am not allowed to share individual costs from the commissary so I've listed what we purchased and the total price*
  • Flour, Chipotle Chilies, Chicken Quarters (6), Pepperoni, Carrots, 2 Avocados, Potatoes, & Bread

Hannaford - $40.07
  • Brat Rolls - $3.59
  • Rice - $2.39
  • Hot Pepper Jelly - $3.29
  • Pork Chop - $1.61
  • Whole Chickens (2) - $7.82 (for the freezer)
  • Organic Chicken Breasts (2) - $5.42
  • Grass Fed Sirloin Roast - $5.68
  • Limes (2) - $1.00
  • Parsley - $1.29
  • Mushrooms - $1.99
  • Organic Spring Mix - $5.99

Farmer's Market - $8.50
  • Grass Fed Beef Burger - $5.00
  • Apples & small Cider - $3.50

Grand Total - $87.79

Weekly Food Notes:
  • You should not see eggs on the grocery list (ever) since we raise chickens for eggs.
  • I had on hand: Butternut Squash (freezer),  Roasted Red Peppers, Kale (freezer), Canned Crushed Tomatoes, Oats, Raw Nuts, Chickpeas (canned), Beans, Brats, Mayonnaise, Mustard, Ham Lunchmeat, Cheese,  Spinach (freezer), Orzo Pasta, Soy Sauce, & Parmesan

1 comment

daisy gurl said...

It sounds like things are coming along with the kitchen. How exciting! I hope you will have time to post about the garden.

Enjoy your week of yummies!