A Cheap $50 Weekly Menu from the Freezer and Pantry

When seeking to lower your grocery budget, using items from your freezer can be a great way to spend less money and still eat well. My weekly shopping trip didn’t yield much in terms of finding supermarket markdowns. But, what I did find, was being sold at fantastically low prices. Five, 8-ounce packages of organic, … Read moreA Cheap $50 Weekly Menu from the Freezer and Pantry

Markdowns Make A $50 Weekly Family Menu Plan Easy

Feeding your family healthy food does not mean breaking the bank. This post is all about stretching your budget, using supermarket markdowns as the basis for your menu plan. I’ll show you how my sixteen year old son and I prepared breakfast, lunch, and dinner for our family of four for an entire week for … Read moreMarkdowns Make A $50 Weekly Family Menu Plan Easy

Mid-Summer $50 Weekly Menu Plan for a Family of Six

Summer is now here in full force (and so is the heat index). This means that the farmers markets and our weekly CSA box are both bursting with delicious, inexpensive farm fresh produce. Not only am I beginning to fill the freezer to get us through the long winter months, I’m also expanding our menu … Read moreMid-Summer $50 Weekly Menu Plan for a Family of Six

Mediterranean Inspired $50 Weekly Menu for a Family of Six

For nearly two months, I’ve been feeding my family of six for just $200 a month. I use ingredients from our weekly CSA basket as the backbone of my weekly $50 menus. Before we begin, let’s review the “rules” of my challenge. Right now, I’m feeding my family of six on no more than $200 … Read moreMediterranean Inspired $50 Weekly Menu for a Family of Six

Comfort Food $50 Weekly Menu Plan for a Family of 6

I’m feeding my family of six for just $200 a month, by using the contents of my weekly Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box as the backbone of my weekly menu plan. This week’s menu plan was all about comfort foods – stuff that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside: hot cereal for breakfast, … Read moreComfort Food $50 Weekly Menu Plan for a Family of 6

Super-Thrifty $50 Weekly Menu Plan for a Family of 6

Each of my $50 Menu posts features an entire week’s worth of recipes, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner for six people for about $50. This was a weird week for our menus. I found myself with bits and pieces of produce, which would make recipes, but they didn’t seem large enough portions for six people. … Read moreSuper-Thrifty $50 Weekly Menu Plan for a Family of 6