$50 Weekly Menu Plan Help: Hazlet, New Jersey


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The spotlight is on Hazlet, New Jersey (located in Monmouth County) in this weeks $50 Menu plan help across the USA. This week we focus on a family in New Jersey that prefers hearty meat and potatoes style dishes over casseroles. Check out this weeks Budget Menu Help plan as we show them where to shop to get the best deals in Hazlet New Jersey!

Darbost wrote, “We live in Hazlet, New Jersey 07730. The three stores I frequent most are: ShopRite, PathMark, and Aldi. My husband and I are both retired and have limited income. I really need to get my grocery bill down to $200 for the month so any help would be greatly appreciated. “

Aldi Deals from this weeks Flyer

Strawberries 1.59lb
Cantaloupe $1.29
Grapes $2.49 (2lbs)
4lbs Oranges $1.89
Italian Diced Tomatoes .59
Artisan Lettuce $1.29
Sweet Potatoes (3#) .99
Appleton Farms Ham Shank .99#
Tilapia Filets $3.49
Crescent Rolls .99
Cream Cheese .99
Cabbage .79 each (most aldi, not in all flyers)
Carrots .59 lb

Aldi Every Day Low Prices

Bread $1.19 loaf
Apples $2.99 (3-4lbs)
Blueberries $1.29
1 # Real Butter $1.99
Cucumbers .75 ea
Cherry Pie Filling $1.19
Cake Mix .99
Bananas .44lb
Flour $1.69
Sugar $1.69
Frozen Ground Turkey $1.69 #
Rice .89 (2#’s)
8oz Hard Cheese, various flavors $2.
Milk $3.18 gal

Pathmark Deals from this weeks Flyer

Chicken Drumsticks .99lb
Cereal $1.99 box

ShopRite Deals from This Weeks Flyer(3/17-3/23)

Land O Lakes Real Butter $1.99
Birdseye SteamFresh Veggies .99
Barilla Pasta .99
Fresh Broccoli .99lb
Tuna 3/$4
Muellers Pasta .89
Evaporated Milk .85
Libbys Pineapple $1 can
Pasta Sauce .88
Cranberry Sauce .99
Green Peppers $1.29 lb
5lbs Potatoes $1.69
Bartlett Pears .99
Shoprite Peanut Butter $1.69

Sam’s Club Deals from this Weeks Flyer
Pork Boston Butt $1.58 lb
Whole Boneless Pork Loin $1.99
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.88lb

Potential Grocery List & Plan:
A= Aldi S=Shoprite P= Pathmark Sams= Sam’s Club
(A) Strawberries 1.59lb
(A) Cantaloupe $1.29
(A) Grapes $2.49 (2lbs)
(A) 4lbs Oranges $1.89
(A) Artisan Lettuce $1.29
(A) Cucumbers .75 ea
(A) Celery $1.29
(A) Sweet Potatoes (3#) .99
(A) Appleton Farms Ham Shank .99# (8lb) = $7.92
(A) Tilapia Filets $3.49
(A) Crescent Rolls .99
(A) Cream Cheese .99
(A) Carrots .59 lb x 2lbs = $1.18
(A) Bread $1.19 loaf
(A) Apples $2.99 (3-4lbs)
(A) Blueberries $1.29
(A) 1 # Real Butter $1.99
(A) Italian Diced Tomatoes .59
(A) Bananas .44lb x3 = $1.32
(A) Flour $1.69
(A) 5lbs Potatoes $1.69
(A) Frozen Ground Turkey $1.69
(A) 8oz Hard Cheese, various flavors $2.
(A) Milk $3.18 gal
(A) Eggs $1.29
(S) Libbys Pineapple $1 can
(S) Pasta Sauce .88
(S) Barilla Pasta .99
(S) Fresh Broccoli .99lb
(S) Birdseye SteamFresh Veggies .99
(S) Chicken Drumsticks .99lb (3#’s) = $2.97
(S) Bartlett Pears .99

Total Spent $ 55.87

Breakfast Ideas:

Lunch & Dinner Ideas: Keep in mind that you can (& should!) use substitutes in your recipes if you don’t have one of the ingredients. For example, if you don’t have romano cheese on hand, make the savory sweet potato fries instead

Other Side Dish & Snack Ideas:

Farmers Markets & Other Grocery Deals:

Here are some additional resources in your area that you might not have been aware of, but may offer really decent deals on fresh local produce and other goods:

  • Asbury Fresh– Offers a variety of fresh fruits and veggies, artisan goods, crafts, baked goods and much more Location: Asbury Park website

  • Atlantic Highlands Farmers Market-offers plants, pickled items, baked goods, polish foods, gourmet nuts and dried fruits Location: 111 First Ave (Veterans Park) website

  • Belmar Farmers Market– offers a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, plants, perennials, crafts, natural products, pottery, artisans and gardeners Location: Main & 9th Streets website

  • Carousel Market of Asbury Park– offers organic fruits and veggies June thru Sept Location: 700 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park website

  • Englishtown Auction /Farmers Marketoffers variety of fruits and vegetables, various items. WIC and Senior FMNP Checks accepted, Year Round Market Location:527 Englishtown off county Rd527

  • Freehold Farmers Market– offers variety of fruits and vegetables, various items. WIC and Senior FMNP Checks accepted Location: 1 East Main Street, Freehold, Hall of Records Plaza Website FB

  • Galleria Red Bank Farmers Market- offers fruits and veggies, WIC and Senior FMNP Vouchers Accepted Location: 2nd Bridge Avenue, Red Bank website

  • Giamano’s Organic Farmers Market- offers Jersey Shore Seafood, baked goods, organic produce, cheeses, etc Location: 301 Main Street Bradley Beach website

  • High Point Farms– offers grass fed beef, free range chicken/lamb and eggs Location: 9448 State Route 96 Trumansburg, NY website FB

  • Keyport Farmers Market- Offers a wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetablesLocation:Bay & Waterwitch Avenues Highlandswebsite

  • Manasquan Farmers Market– offers a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables Location:Miller Preston Way, Manansquan Website

  • Mountain Lakes Organic Co-Op offers weekly (or bi-weekly) bags of fresh locally grown produce to members Location: 10 Vale Drive Mountain Lakes NJ website

  • West End Farmers Market– offers fruits, veggies, cheeses, cheese bread, cakes, honey, pickles, Italian Specialties, Jersey Products, Salsa Soups and more Location: Corner of Brighton & Kossik website

If you happen to be from this area and know of additional inexpensive resources, please feel free to list them in the comments below so that others can enjoy them as well!


If you haven’t already, check out our eBook, “The 2012 Family Guide to Groceries under $250 a Month” for additional money saving tips and recipes for reducing your grocery bill!

The requests for assistance have slowed considerably, We hope this means that folks have figured out how/where to find the best savings in their areas. If not, and you’d like to see your zip code featured, please feel to submit it here!

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Filled with an insatiable wanderlust to see the world, I've dedicated most of my life to saving money where I can so I can afford to see and do the things I want. I dug our family out of debt by reducing our grocery expense to less than $300 a month. You can too!


  1. Hi! I am in Spokane, WA 99208 and have a family of seven. The cost of food is absolutely a budget-buster for us. I know that people eat for far less than we do, and feeling the need to reign in the spending.

    I need family friendly meals-we are a meat n potatoes/tatie tot casserole/taco kind of family.
    We shop at Fred Meyers often, there is Albertsons, Rosauers, Yokes, Wal Mart, and more. Many options, I just haven’t figured out how to cook on the cheap! 🙂


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    i eat anything and so does my 3 year old son but my husband is starting to eat healthy, also my 8 year old son is the pickest eater ever and has to eat healthy and mantain his weight but its sooooo expensive… i cant get a budget let along keep it please i need help i would love to cook healthy meals and be able to not spend all my money on just food thank you sooooo much

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