Menu Plan Mondays ARE BACK!

Meal Plan for the Week!

It’s Monday and if you haven’t already planned your meals for the week today is the day to do it. Did you know meal planning won’t just save you money it is healthier? Chicken Burritos is a favorite in our house. This week I’m trying cauliflower pizza crust for the first time.

I’m bringing this popular post back because I’m still sticking to my $45 grocery budget and writing out a meal plan keeps me accountable for spending. 

You can watch the video below about my $45 Grocery challenge and how I still shop at BJs in it. 

Below you will find my dinner menu for the week and items worth picking up on sale.  I also offer  a Freezer Meal Plan with half the items to make in your crockpot and the rest to cook the night of. It will give you one month of meals all planned out. You will get the cost for all the ingredients at BJ’s and you won’t have to THINK about what to cook for dinner for a whole month.

 

Pretty sweet right?

So if you need a bit of inspiration as to what to make this week check out my meal plan below chicken burritos is a favorite in this house.

For us breakfast is always eggs, smoothie,cereal, pancakes.  The Kodiak pancake mix helps your kids feel fuller longer and it’s the best price at BJs! 

 

 

Tips for Meal Planning:

 

BUILD CONFIDENCE AND RELATIONSHIPS

Meal planning will also build a family bond. Your kids will see you in the kitchen and they may want to help. I encourage you to let them help you even if you are just starting out cooking and feel uncomfortable, let them hand you your utensils.

 

START SMALL

If you grew up with not much of a cooking background start small. Don’t whip out the recipes that call for 10+ ingredients and knife skills.

You do not want to get discouraged, you want to feed your family for less.

My favorite recipes I started cooking with was from the classic Betty Crocker Cookbook. I suggest this to anyone wanting to start cooking and has no idea where to begin. It gives you the basics on everything from the cuts of meat, to basic spices, and how to shape your own loaves of bread.

Once you get a feel for how food blends together you will gain confidence and feel proud.

 

 

TOO BUSY IS NO EXCUSE!

If you are crunched on time you can still menu plan. There are hundreds of those freezer meal plans you can purchase or find your own on Pinterest that I know several of my friends love.

It is a personal preference if freezer cooking is for you. I really enjoy blending the ingredients together and if I am so crunched on time where I can’t prep a meal that’s when I turn to my emergency plan- frozen fish sticks or the Ninja Foodi! 

If there is a meal that sounds so delicious you can not pass it up- use my price comparison search bar to find the best deal on it. That way you won’t feel bad about making a dinner that is calling you but you may not have any of the items in your pantry.

So this week here are the dinner meals we are having. Breakfast is always a choice of pancakes, eggs, oatmeal, cereal.

*Don’t forget you can sign up for a $25 BJs membership for a year HERE.

 

MENU PLAN MONDAY

See ya next Monday!

Items I’m grabbing on sale this week worth mentioning:

Llyod’s Baby back Ribs are Buy 2 get 3 FREE at Tops.

Kiwi are BOGO at Tops- totally into the Golden Kiwis right now which has a coupon at BJs too! 

We are on our LAST whole chicken from our homestead.. 🙁 

Watermelon BOGO at Tops- hoping mine grow well this year

 

 

I do most of my shopping now at Tops, BJs and Costco. I’ll pop into Aldi every once in awhile for cheap salty 892 tortilla chips or cheap creamer. For the most part I find I save and enjoy shopping at the other three more. 

 

Check our our Aldi VS BJs Post HERE.

 

 

Monday:  Chicken Burritos 

 Tuesday: Cauliflower Pizza Crust with Pizza Toppings! ( Trying this since my husband has type 1 diabetes)

Wednesday:  Hamburgers and salad

Thursday: Baby back ribs- salad- lettuce is up in the garden already! 

Friday:  Homemade Mac and Cheese

Saturday:  Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwiches

Sunday: Leftovers

 

 

WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK?

Let us know in our Facebook group here. 


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