$100.00/week Real Food Weekly Meal Plan - Week 20

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.

This week the kitchen is again in disarray as we pull it apart to begin the next step.  The floor.  Next week is the cabinets.  The last part will be the trim and then it will be DONE.  I can't wait.  So, because of this, it seems we are in a constant state of "catch up" which means meals must be easy.  Or at least easier.  The good news, is the weather is making it super easy for grilling which always makes for an easy dinner addition.

I'm thinking about trying something different in the next month or two.  Have you ever tried eating mostly local?  We were going to try that this year and then put it on hold because of juggling it all.  However, the more we continue to discuss the importance of voting with your dollars, the more we think it's important to give it a try.  It will be interesting to see how much more money it costs as well as what percentage of items we can actually find locally.  I'll write more on this in the coming weeks.

On to the meal plan!

Weekly Meal Plan:
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Raw Walnuts & Apples
Lunch - Nut Butter & Jam Sandwiches
Dinner - Brats, Potato Salad & Green Salad

Breakfast - Oatmeal with Frozen Cherries & Raw Almonds
Lunch - (me) Salad, (J) Ham Sandwich
Dinner - Clam Linguine, Asparagus

Breakfast - Oatmeal with Frozen Cherries & Raw Almonds
Lunch - (me) Salad, (J) Ham Sandwich
Dinner - Penne with Fire Roasted Tomato/Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, Spinach, (J) Chicken Sausage

Breakfast - Oatmeal with Frozen Cherries & Raw Almonds
Lunch - (me) Salad, (J) Ham Sandwich
Dinner - Veggie Stir Fry, (J) Grilled Beef Teriyaki, Rice

Breakfast - Oatmeal with Frozen Cherries & Raw Almonds
Lunch - (me) Salad, (J) Ham Sandwich
Dinner - Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower, Garlic & Walnuts, (J) Grilled Pork Chop

Breakfast - Oatmeal with Frozen Cherries & Raw Almonds
Lunch - (me) Salad, (J) Ham Sandwich
Dinner - Homemade Pizza

Breakfast - Pancakes
Lunch - Out
Dinner - Veggie Lo Mein, (J) Grilled Filet Mignon

Weekly Food Cost:

Commissary - $29.86
*I am not allowed to share individual costs from the commissary so I've listed what we purchased and the total price*
  • Clams, Frozen Mangos, Frozen Cherries, Ham Lunchmeat, Bread, Onions, Ginger Root, Cheese, Pork Chop, & Brat Rolls

Fresh Market - $34.02
  • Organic Cauliflower - $3.49
  • Tomatoes - $3.00
  • Oranges - $7.32
  • Filet Mignon - $14.09
  • Beef Loin Flap - $6.12

BJ's - $24.55
  • Spinach - $3.69
  • Organic Half & Half - $3.39
  • Blackberries - $3.99
  • Green Peppers - $3.99
  • Beef Loin Flap - $28.29 (we will get 8 meals from this)
  • Organic Butter - $9.49

Farmer's Market - $13.00
  • Organic Spring Mix - $5.00
  • Organic Pea Shoots - $4.00
  • Asparagus - $4.00

Grand Total - $101.43

Weekly Food Notes:
  • You should not see eggs on the grocery list (ever) since we raise chickens for eggs.
  • I had on hand: Apples, Brats, Potatoes, Mayo, Broccoli, Rice, Pasta, Garlic, Canned Tomatoes, Roasted Red Peppers, Burger, Chicken Sausage, Nuts, Jam & Rolled Oats


Bunny and Badger said...

Hi - what is a commissary? I am an Australian blogger reading your posts :)

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Hi there and welcome! Sorry, a commissary is a military grocery store. They tend to be less expensive than a traditional grocery store. Ours, however, is very very small so there isn't a lot of options available. :)