We are officially into the swing of things in 2020 and many of us are trying to get our meal planning in order.
Meal planning is one area I feel very strongly in, because once you do it, you know you save a ton of money on food expenses.
If you really despise cooking, check out my latest review on BJ’s Fresh Made Meals here. It gives you a break and saves you from the cost of eating out.
Because whether you love it or hate it, we all agree going out to eat is way more expensive then cooking at home.
2 Months Worth of Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Meal Plans at BJs
What you get:
You are getting a shopping list with ingredients needed to make all the meals in this meal menu. You are getting meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
This shopping list is specific to BJ’s Wholesale club. If you do not have a BJ’s membership you can sign up for $25 for the entire year here.
The Shopping List is Broken Down By:
- Dry Pantry Goods
- Frozen Produce
- Dairy & Eggs
- Spices, Oils, Condiments
You will be getting two months worth of breakfast, lunches and dinner recipes. Plus snack ideas too!
Here are a few of the meals included: ( Not all listed)
- Mushroom Lardons With Beans and Greens
- Bean stew
- Pasta and incredible Bean Sauce
- Slow-cooker lasagna
- Rice and pinto beans
- Instant Pot or Crockpot Stuffed Cabbage Casserole
- Buttered Cabbage w/ beef & Rice
- Three Bean & Sweet Potato Chilli
- Ground beef bolognese sauce with rice
- Corn Fritters & Rice
- Taco Twist Soup
- Baked Vegetable Omelet
- Mac & Cheese in Instant Pot/Foodi
This is based on five people per family but can be adjusted up if needed. If you are a smaller family you will have leftovers.
These meals will cost $1.18 per person. or $5.91/day or $41.36/week.
Here is a list of our favorite pantry items to score at BJ’s Wholesale club. For a list of our favorite Costco Pantry items GO here.
I was so excited to see BJ’s bring on Vegetable broth. I love having beef, chicken and vegetable broth in the pantry. It’s and easy grab at BJs, because you get enough to last you a few months. PLUS there are usually BJ’s coupons and even gas deals on these items.
My favorite is Imagine Organic Low-Sodium Chicken Broth, 6 ct./32 oz. $12.99 but currently has a clipless coupon for $1.50 off.
You can do so many things with canned tomatoes. From sauces, to chili the list goes on. Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes, 8 pk./14.5 oz. is $6.49.
If you are going to be doing a lot of baking, or even making your own pizza crust yeast is the cheapest price at BJs. Sure you get a ton of it. Give one to a neighbor or friend. Keep the other one in your fridge. I get about a year shelf life on one pack in the fridge before it won’t rise as well.
My favorite one is Fleischmann’s Instant Dry Yeast, 2 pk./1 lb. $4.99.
Real Maple Syrup
My husband asks why I still use this from BJs when we could get Aunt Jemima for way less. Now that my kids have grown up on it, and it’s the most affordable at BJs, I’m sticking with it. I like to use maple syrup in my baked goods instead of sugar.
King Arthur flour is my favorite but Gold Medal works well and it’s super cheap. Throw in a BJ’s coupon and you can get TWO. You can choose from organic and whole wheat and gluten free flour as well.
My favorite is King Arthur All Purpose Unbleached Flour, 12 lbs. $7.29
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This is such a great pantry item. When you are craving a little something sweet, or need to whip up a batch of cookies. The big bag at BJs gives you freedom to make several batches of sweets a month.
My favorite is Nestle Toll House Morsels, 72 oz. $9.79 .
I’m here to tell you oil is a good deal at BJs. I’ve read plenty of articles where oil can be on the not to buy list, because it will go bad before you use it. Here in 2020 I’m finding a lot of smaller bottles that are affordable.
You can view all the smaller options BJs has online here.
I hope this list has helped you realize pantry items to get at BJs. These are always a great deal and essential when it comes to making your own meals at home. If you love saving money and want to live a more frugal lifestyle I encourage you to check out my frugal living blog here.
BEFORE YOU GO DID YOU SEE THESE?
- BJ’s Wholesale Club Opening Two New Locations in New York
- How Early Should You Purchase Your Holiday items?
- New BJs P&G Promotion for July/August
- How to Get a Free BJ’s Membership for a Year
- BJ’s Recalls Blumen Hand Sanitizer
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