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Sometimes, it’s easy to get stuck in a healthy food rut, especially when you’re on a tight budget. When that happens, I like to look to other people for inspiration!
I’m hoping to be that inspiration for you today by sharing my THM grocery haul/menu plan. When I brought this idea up to my readers, they were all over it! I absolutely adore talking about healthy living on a budget, so I’m really excited to add this new feature to my blog! I’m still working out the details of what I want this post to look like, but I knew that this was a need in the THM community that could be filled, even if imperfectly. 🙂 I am considering making this a bi-weekly feature on The Fabuless Wife. If you’re looking for a weekly menu plan, please check out Darcie’s Dishes! She posts frugal menu plans each week and they pretty much rock.
This is what I bought at the grocery store and my menu plan for the week. To give you a few background details:
- My total budget each week is $120. Sometimes, this budget needs to include personal items like laundry soap etc
- I don’t have an Aldi, Sam’s Club or anything like that. For these hauls, I’ll be using Hyvee, Fareway, and good ol’ Wal-mart
- I have 4 people in my family including myself, a husband that’s not fully THM and still likes his junk food treats and two toddlers who lately are putting away as much as an adult!
- At the bottom of this post, you can find my grocery list of items that I bought and the price to give you an idea of what I’m working with!
- I like to keep things simple and I LOVE my leftovers!
- I make my own bread to save $$$
Here’s this week’s menu plan. To learn more about menu planning click here:
Saturday-Over easy eggs with 1 slice of toast (S Helper)
Sunday-Eggs and sausage (S)
Monday-Toast with Jam, Scrambled Egg Whites (E)
Tuesday-Eggs, Sausage, 1 slice of toast (S Helper)
Wednesday-Granola with Almond Milk (E)
Thursday-Toast with Jam and Peanut Flour (E)
Saturday-Salad with cheese, lunch meat and ranch (S)
Sunday-Bean Burritos, (E)
Monday-Fotato Soup (Fuel Pull)
Wednesday-Salad with sauteed chicken breast, a dash of olive oil and balsamic (S)
Thursday-Fotato Soup (FP)
Sunday-Rice and Beans with cajun seasoning (E)
Monday-Creamy Chicken Rice Soup (E)
Tuesday-Leftover Soup (E)
Wednesday- Quesadillas, celery and ranch (S)
Thursday-Sandwiches, sweet potato fries (E)
Friday-Jalapeno Popper Sliders, Side salad (S) (Recipe coming soon!)
Saturday-Chicken Alfredo Lasagna, celery and PB (S)
-Celery and Cream Cheese
-Gingerbread Bars (Coming soon!)
-Celery and Peanut Butter
-Apple and cheese
Here’s what I bought and the price. This week, I only shopped at Fareway.
Low-Carb Tortillas-$4.59 (Splurge, but a must-have for me!)
Honey-$3.48 (For little ones and to make Soft Sprouted Bread, found in the new THM Cookbook)
Eggs-$1.58 (2 dozen!)
Sliced Cheese $2.49
Cream Cheese-$3.33 (For 3)
Sprouted Wheat Flour-$2.99
Half and Half -$1.15
Natural Peanut Butter-$2.99
All Fruit Jam-$2.79
Zevia-$3.98 (Another splurge item!)
Not listed is special items for my husband and children like milk, saltines, snacks to have at work etc that cost about $30! My total this week was $120 and change. I planned all my meals ahead of time and wrote my list according to those meals, because that helps me to stay frugal and sane in all honesty!