• $50 Weekly Menu Plan Help: Omaha, Nebraska

    The spotlight is on Omaha, Nebraska in this weeks $50 Menu Plan Help across the USA where one member seeks to drastically cut her grocery bill so she can save for her upcoming wedding!

    GlitzyGoddess wrote, "I live in Gretna, NE 68028. You can also use Omaha, NE 68130. Baker's (Kroger/Dillons), Hy-Vee, Walmart, Target, Aldi, and Super Saver. Just a family of 2 for now, planning a wedding and looking to save here and there to put more money towards our wedding. Any bit helps!"

    The good news is
    that Glitzy has some really great resources all around her! Here are the deals we'd probably choose if we lived in this particular area, please take into consideration- if you're following the guidelines in our eBook, rather than spending money on chicken/pork & pantry staples this week, the majority of the grocery budget would be going to fresh fruits and veggies instead.

    Aldi Deals from this weeks Flyer
    Broccoli .79
    Baby Carrots .59 lb
    Cabbage .59 Each (not per pound!)
    Red Potatoes .79 5lb bag
    Cauliflower .79
    Onions .79 2lbs
    Yogurt $1.99

    Aldi Everyday Low Prices:
    Cereal $1.59
    Cucumbers .99-1.29
    Frozen Veggies .79-.99 bag
    cream cheese $1.09
    Broccoli Crowns $1.29 (or less)
    Mandarin Orange Segments .59
    Potatoes 2.50 (10#)
    Flour $1.59 bag
    Sugar $1.59
    Aldi Ground Turkey (freezer) $1.47
    Eggs $0.99- $1.29
    2lbs Rice .99
    Bread $1.19 Loaf

    Bag-n-Save Deals from this weeks flyer
    Planters Peanut Butter $1.68

    Bakers Deals from this weeks flyer
    Frozen Veggies 10/$10
    Barilla Pasta 10/$10
    Avocados 10/$10
    Oscar Mayer Bologna 10/$10
    Sour Cream/Cottage Cheese 10/$10
    Ground Beef $1.99lb
    Pillsbury Crescent Rolls $10/10
    Lettuce .99
    Celery .99
    cucumbers .58
    Kroger Tortilla Chips 1.00

    Hy-Vee Deals from this weeks flyer
    Apple Juice .99
    Chicken Leg Quarters .99
    Grapes $1.48 lb
    Boneless Pork Shoulder Roast $1.19lb
    Gala Apples .88
    Roma Tomatoes .99
    Chunk Light Tuna .78
    Gala Apples .88lb
    Sour Cream .99

    Super Saver Deals from this weeks flyer
    Milk $2.58 Gallon
    Ribs $1.87 lb
    Pears .77lb
    General Mills Cereal 4/$7
    Shredded Cheese 2/$3

    Potential Grocery List & Plan: B= Bakers A= Aldi H= HyVee S= Supersaver W= Walmart

    Potential Grocery List:

    (A) Broccoli .79
    (A) Baby Carrots .59 lb
    (A) Cabbage .59 Each (not per pound!)
    (A) Red Potatoes .79 5lb bag
    (A) Cauliflower .79
    (A) Onions .79 2lbs
    (A) Yogurt $1.99
    (A) Raisin Bran Cereal $1.59
    (A) cream cheese $1.09
    (A) Flour $1.59 bag
    (A) Sugar $1.59
    (A) Aldi Ground Turkey (freezer) $1.47
    (A) Eggs $0.99
    (A) 2lbs Rice .99
    (A) Bread $1.19 Loaf
    (B) Frozen Veggies $1.
    (B) Barilla Pasta- 2 boxes $2.
    (B) Cottage Cheese $1.
    (B) Pillsbury Crescent Rolls $1.
    (B) Lettuce .99
    (B) Celery .99
    (H) Apple Juice .99
    (H) Chicken Leg Quarters .99 (x5) = $4.95
    (H) Grapes $1.48 lb
    (H) Boneless Pork Shoulder Roast $1.19lb (x5lbs) $5.95
    (H) Gala Apples
    .88 x 2 $1.76
    (H) Roma Tomatoes .99
    (H) Chunk Light Tuna .78 (x2) $1.56
    (H) Sour Cream .99
    (S) Milk $2.58 Gallon
    (S) Pears .77
    (S) Shredded Cheese $1.50
    (B) cucumbers .58 (x2)
    (B) Kroger Tortilla Chips 1.00
    Total Spent $49.49

    From the above groceries, plus a few basic seasoning staples in your pantry you could easily create the following Meal Plan:


    Lunch & Dinner Ideas:

    • American Chop Suey, garlic parmesan swirl biscuits (Repeat for lunch next day)
    • Healthy Chicken Nachos (use shredded cooked chicken in place of beef)
    • Shepherds Pie, Biscuits (Use the ground turkey & Frozen corn) make extra biscuits for breakfast next day)
    • Cajun Pork Roast, Rosemary Roasted Carrots, Salad (Leftover Pulled pork sandwiches for lunch next day)
    • Cabbage Chicken Saute, rolls
    • Chicken Salad
      Sandwiches or wraps (Lunches)
    • Tuna Grape Salad Wraps (lunches)
    • Chinese Chop Suey (using the remaining 1 lb of chicken), rice, celery & onions
    • Honey Chipotle Sticky Chicken - Salad

    Snack Ideas:

    We highly recommend checking out your local farmers markets to take advantage of in season produce deals. You can blanche/freeze, dry or home can a wide range of fruits & veggies for your family at minimal cost. Co-Ops are wonderful places for getting fresh produce at reasonable prices.

    Farmers Markets:

    • Bancroft Street Market- Offers a wide variety of items at different times of the year, from hosting family inspired events to sales on items Location: 2701 South 10th St, Omaha NE website fb

    • Bellevue Berry & Pumpkin Patch- Offers a variety of pick your own fruits Location: 11001 S 48th St Bellevue, NE 68133 Website

    • Benson Farmers Market - Offers produce, plants, eggs, meat, poultry and baked goods Location Military Ave at Maple Street Omaha, NE 68104 website

    • Camp Creek Acres Produce- Offers locally grown, chemically free foods Location: West Omaha/Elkhorn, NE 68130 website

    • Cirian's Farmers Drive-In Markt- Offers a wide variety of perennials, annuals and vegetables Location: 4911 Leavenworth St Omaha, NE 68106 FB

    • Double K Farms- Offers vegetable and fruit gardens, garlic and potato fields, sweet corn, wildflowers and herbs Location: 2298 Xavier Place Clarinda,
      IA 51632 website

    • New Omaha Garden Park- Offers foods (fresh veggies, fruits and flowers) raised using sustainable living methods Location : 495 South 192nd St. Elkorn, NE 68022 Website

    • Olam Spices & Vegetable- Offers a variety of spices and veggies Location:13305 Birch Dr Omaha, NE 68164

    • Omaha Farmers Market- Offers a wide variety of fruits/vegetables and other goods. This market accepts SNAP. Location: 1100 Jackson St Old Market Omaha, NE 68197 Website

    • Tomato-Tomato-Offers Year round Indoor farmers market that offers fruits, veggies, meats, jams, herbs, cheeses and much more Location: 2634 S. 156th Circle Omaha, NE 68130 Website

    • Vala's Pumpkin Patch- Offers Pumpkins, Pumpkins and more pumpkins! Actually- this particular resource is more of a family fun item! Check their site for coupons/promotions 12102 South 180th St. Gretna, NE FB website

    • Wenninghoff Farms- Offers 8 Awesome greenhouses full of plants- perennials, hanging baskets, veggies and more Location: 6707 Wenninghoff Rd Omaha, NE 68122 Website FB

    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!
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      HaleighBaleigh -
      Alright! Awesome plan! I will be using this next week! Thanks so much for all the work you do!
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