2-Week Meal Plan For a Family of 5 For $170

  1. Meal –  Chicken Tacos
  • bag of flour tortillas – $1.20
  • bag of onions – $1.30
  • 1 bag of chicken breasts (frozen) – $6.70
  • block of cheddar cheese – $1.60
  • head of lettuce – 99 cents
  • 16 oz. container sour cream – $1.30
  • 32 oz. can whole tomatoes – 95 cents
  • carton of four Roma tomatoes – $1.20
  • carton of chicken broth – $1.80
TOTAL = $17.04
  1. Meal –  Slow Cooker Meatballs
  • 28 oz. can tomato sauce – 95 cents
  • Parmesan cheese – $2.99
  • extra virgin olive oil – $2.99
  • box of spaghetti – $1.60
  • Italian breadcrumbs – $1.80
  • 2 lb. ground turkey – $1.90/ea.
  • 28 oz. can whole tomatoes – 95 cents
  • minced garlic – $1
TOTAL = $16.08
  1. Meal – Meatball Subs {use the leftovers from Meal #3}
  • hoagie buns – $1.80
  • block of mozzarella – $1.60
TOTAL = $3.40
  1. Meal – BLT Wraps
  • 1 lb. organic bacon – $4.99
  • ranch dressing – $1.30
  • flour tortillas
  • sweet potato chips – $1.99
  • avocado – 80 cents
  • Roma tomatoes
  • lettuce
TOTAL = $10.27
  1. Meal – Pre-Made Sausage Pizza– $6
  2. Meal – Grill Night
  • baby spinach – $2.49
  • cottage cheese – $2.29
  • carrots – $1.39
  • Never Any!Flavored Brats {2 pkgs.} – $2.99/ea.
  • roasted garlic hummus – $1.99
  • Italian dressing – $1.29
TOTAL = $15.43
  1. Meal – Tuna Melts
  • 2 cans of tuna – 65 cents/ea.
  • dill pickles – $1.29
  • mustard – 69 cents
  • two loafs of 12-Grain Bread – $1.79/ea.
  • cheddar cheese
  • mayo – $1.99
TOTAL = $8.85

*Directions –Take a bowl and mix the tuna, half cup of mayo, one chopped pickle, two tbsp. of mustard, and salt and pepper. Take the bread and layer it with the tuna salad and the cheddar. Put butter on both sides of the bread and heat the bread. Flip it on both sides until they are brown. Serve it with the broccoli almond chopped salad.

Side Dish – Broccoli Almond Chopped Salad

  • sliced almonds – $2.99
  • vinegar – 79 cents
  • milk
  • mayo
  • head of broccoli – $1.19
  • sugar
  • carrots
TOTAL = $6.86
  1. Meal –  Cinnamon Apple Pancakes with Scrambled Eggs
  • eggs – $1.29
  • flour – $1.49
  • sugar
  • maple syrup – $4.99
  • organic applesauce – $1.89
  • milk
TOTAL – $9.66

10 & 11 Meal –  Italian Sandwiches

  • dry Italian dressing package – 79 cents
  • 3-4 lb. beef roast – $7.99
  • 16 oz. jar of pepperoncinis – $1.79
  • hoagie buns – $1.79
  • unsalted butter – $2.87

TOTAL = $15.23
  1. Meal –  Asian Slaw
  • chicken
  • soy sauce – 99 cents
  • head of cabbage – $1.19
  • honey – $3.49
  • honey mustard – $1.29
  • vinegar
  • sliced almonds
  • barbecue sauce – 99 cents
TOTAL = $7.75

And because everyone needs dessert…

Strawberry Cake

  • frozen strawberries – $3.99
  • mini marshmallows – 89 cents
  • sugar
  • whipped topping – 89 cents
  • organic yellow cake mix – $1.99
TOTAL = $7.76

So, those were the twelve meals that should feed a family of four or five. Below you can find some breakfast items and snacks. These are the extras:

  • 2 add’l jars of organic salsa – $1.89/ea,
  • box of cereal – $1.79
  • organic bananas – $1.36
  • 32 oz. plain Greek yogurt – $3.89
  • peanut butter – $3.99
  • Two half gallons of 2% milk – $3.29/ea.
  • 2 bags of tortilla chips – $1.19/ea.
  • cantaloupe – $1.49
  • string cheese – $2.69
  • organic apples – $5.49
  • graham crackers – $1.39
  • granola bars – $1.79

TOTAL for extras = $37.98
TOTAL for 12 Meals + Extra Items = $170.59

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