$100.00/week Real Food Weekly Meal Plan - Week21

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.

Spring can be difficult for meal planning. I typically try to plan a month in advance and it's impossible to predict when it may rain which means the grill is not an option. I try to keep things somewhat flexible so we can move meals around as needed.  It's also a difficult time for trying to purchase veggies & fruit locally.  We are fortunate to have veg available that we enjoy, I guess it's more of a mind shift that I need to do and try to work with what is available.

Our spending this week was low because all of the meat on the menu was purchased previous weeks.

Weekly Meal Plan:
Sunday
Lunch - me- Salad, J - Ham Sandwich
Dinner - Homemade Pizza (me - Veg, J - Pepperoni)

Monday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Apples & Raw Walnuts
Lunch - me - Salad, J - Ham Sandwich
Dinner - Veggie Stir Fry, Rice, J- Grilled Beef Teriyaki

Tuesday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Apples & Raw Walnuts
Lunch - Leftover Pizza
Dinner - Pasta with Pesto, Peppers, Spinach & Artichokes, J- Grilled Chicken Breast

Wednesday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Apples & Raw Walnuts
Lunch - me - Salad, J - Ham Sandwich
Dinner - Tacos (me - Bean & Veg, J - Beef) with Homemade Salsa, Tator Tots

Thursday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Apples & Raw Walnuts
Lunch - leftover Pizza
Dinner - me - Roasted Sweet Potato, Broccoli & Asparagus; J - Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Mac & Cheese, Roasted Asparagus

Friday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Apples & Raw Walnuts
Lunch - me - Salad, J - Ham Sandwich
Dinner - Grilled Shrimp Tempura, Broccoli Rice, Grilled Asparagus

Saturday
Breakfast - French Toast 
Lunch - Leftovers
Dinner - Gnocchi with Sage Butter, Roasted Cauliflower, J - Grilled Chicken Breast

Weekly Food Cost:

Commissary - $14.83
*I am not allowed to share individual costs from the commissary so I've listed what we purchased and the total price*
  • Flour, Mayonnaise, Corn Tortillas, Mozzarella, Sweet Potatoes, Cauliflower

Hannaford - $23.36
  • Whole Grain Bread - $4.99
  • Cashew Milk - $3.39
  • Canned Artichokes - $2.79
  • Broccoli - $2.57
  • Avocados - $.88
  • Red Peppers - $1.67
  • Cilantro - $1.29
  • Parsley - $1.29
  • Grape Tomatoes - $1.49
  • Blackberries - $3.00

Farmer's Market - $26.00
  • Apples - $5.00
  • Mesclun Mix - $5.00
  • Spinach - $5.00
  • Radish - $3.00
  • Asparagus - $8.00

Grand Total - $64.19

Weekly Food Notes:

  • You should never (ever) see eggs on our shopping list since we raise chickens for eggs.
  • I had on hand: Green Pepper, Brown Rice, Refried Beans, Roasted Red Peppers, Pesto, Tomato Sauce, Pasta, Cheddar Cheese, Milk, Gnocchi, Burger, Pepperoni, Beef Teriyaki, Chicken Breast, Pork Tenderloin, Shrimp, Non-Dairy Creamer, Coffee, Ginger, Garlic, Sage & Tator Tots

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