• 2013 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #42

    2013 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #42: This weeks menu focuses on fall salads for lunch, something a bit lighter and healthier in the wake of wrestling season when our boys are striving to cut all fat and eating lots of protein and veggies. Total Spent this week without clipping coupons or cutting out meat a mere $43.15

    From the Store & Farmers Market: Artisan lettuce, celery, cucumbers, fresh broccoli, bell peppers, bananas, Vanilla yogurt, sliced American Cheese, raisin bran cereal, pumpkin,
    mangoes, sweet potatoes, Heavy Cream, zucchini, summer squash, avocadoes, fresh spinach.

    It's important to keep in mind when we post items that we're frequently purchasing multiples, such as lettuce, we purchased 2 packages of Artisan Lettuce, several pounds of sweet potatoes, etc.


    From the Garden: tomatoes, jalapenos
    From our Backyard: Fresh Eggs

    Breakfast Options for this week:




    Wrestling Season is nearly here and the kids are eating lots of Eggs- hard-boiled, deviled, Omelets, scrambled, in tortilla wraps, etc. Depending on whether they are cutting for a match or power lifting, they may cut out various components of the meal.

    Monday October 14th:

    Tuesday October 15th:


    Wednesday October 16th:


    Thursday October 17th:


    Friday October 18th:


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    Sunday October 20th:



    Various Snacks & Desserts:

    • Fresh Fruit Choices Available- Apples, Pears, Bananas, Mango




    Drinks Available:
    * Iced Tea (Unsweetened or Sweet Tea)
    * Coffee
    * Hot Chocolate/Cocoa
    * Iced Coffee Drinks
    * Almond Milk
    * Lemonade

    Less Likely to be used, but still available:
    * Copycat Gatorade
    * CopyCat Arizona Green Tea

    For Further reading/help we recommend the following:



    • $50 Dollar Menu Frequently Asked Questions - There are certain questions that seem to pop up again and again, so rather than be redundant and repeat answers, we've
      put them all in one convenient place for you!
      • Basic Questions- Why we don't provide a shopping list, Random ingredients that aren't in the shopping list, are groceries cheaper , etc
      • More Questions- more in depth questions regarding dietary guidelines, dealing with picky eaters, junk food and more
      • It Doesn't Add up- Learn why some items in the Menu plan aren't listed in this weeks grocery purchase list & how it all comes together



    • October Sales Trends- not sure what Should be on sale right now? Here is a list of the current Sales trends throughout the month of September, so you know what savings to expect and look forward to.


    • The 2012 Family Guide to Groceries under $250 a Month- a guide of how and where to cut grocery expenses to get spending under control while providing an eye-opening view of the dirty manipulation
      tactics retailers use to keep you spending.


    • $50 Weekly Menu Plan Help across the USA- Do you find yourself struggling to reduce your grocery bill each month? Check out our Menu plan help across the USA to see if your area has been featured for more 1-on-1 help, if not, feel free to add your request to have your city/state featured.


    • Making Fruits & Veggies Last: At the beginning of each week we prepare the vegetables and fruits to make meal preparation easier during the week and to save money by preventing waste. You can read more about that here.


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