2019 Week #1 $50 Weekly Menu Plan


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2019 Week #1 $50 Weekly Menu Plan

There were a number of decent deals this week that we were able to take advantage of. Haas avocados were only 49¢ each, mangoes just 69¢, scallops were on sale for $6.99!


We purchased the following: Avocadoes, Tomatoes, mango, celery, lettuce, chicken thighs, scallops, shrimp, bell peppers (red & green), cucumbers, carrots, radishes, cottage cheese, cream cheese, Steak, half & half and fresh limes. Total spent this week: $47.58


Source: Aldi Flyer 12/31/2018

December 31st – January 6th

Having roasted a rather large ham for Christmas Dinner, I’ve packaged up several “freezer” meal dinners for later containing roasted ham, mashed potatoes, garlic-n-chive sweet potatoes, and green beans. We’ll be using the ham bone and some of the ham shavings in a homemade split pea soup.

We won’t be including breakfast on our menus any longer because the spouse and I intermittent fast. We’ll still include affordable breakfast recipes and ideas on the site, particularly for those of you with children still at home.

A few other changes since we last shared our family menu plans- our kids are grown and out on their own. Our youngest still stops in and grabs meals several days a week (he’s in college), but we generally package those up for him in these handy-dandy containers.

If he doesn’t happen to grab it, I’ll vacuum seal it and pop it into the freezer for another day. We’ve managed to stockpile a few decent meals by doing this.

Monday, Dec 31st:

Tuesday, Jan 1st: Normally I wouldn’t make an elaborate lunch, but we’re home for the holiday and quite frankly, I can’t wait to get into those scallops!

Wednesday, Jan 2nd

Thursday, Jan 3rd:

  • Lunch: Leftover Meatball Stir-fry in a Wrap
  • Dinner: Honey Mustard Chicken, Buttery Sweet Potatoes with garlic and chives, salad

Friday, Jan 4th:

Saturday, Jan 5th:

Sunday, Jan 6th:

Various Snacks:

Drinks included:

A few things I’d like to share: A major benefit of intermittent fasting is that you tend to not want to snack. Your body is fully fueled and in a state of feeling satiated, so you’re not likely to run to the kitchen to look for something to munch on.

I do, however, always keep a tray of veggies cut up with a couple different dipping options, such as homemade bleu cheese dip, fiesta ranch dip or cilantro lime dip, etc.


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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!

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