MEAL PLANNING

Weekly Meal Plan: April 29th-May 5th

Life has been so busy lately, we actually decided to take it easy last week. We skipped our regular Tiny Tips post on Tuesday, and took time to enjoy the sun and each other’s company. With all the beautiful weather we were having, we did not end up sticking to our meal plan every night. What we did end up doing was making other meals with the ingredients we had so there was no waste. And no extra spending!

For this week’s meal plan, we are using a few recipes from last week and adding on some new ones. The new recipes are from this great cookbook that I won on an Instagram contest called Recipe Shorts. Have you heard of it? If not, you need to check it out!

MEALS

  • General Tso Chickpeas
  • Margherita Muffins
  • Pasta Shells
  • BBQ (Veggie Burgers, Corn on the Cob & Salad)
  • Rice & Stir Fry
  • Nachos & Dip
  • Macaroni Casserole

INGREDIENTS

  • Soya Sauce
  • Chickpeas
  • Vegetable Broth
  • Tomato Paste
  • Peanut Butter
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Sriracha
  • Sesame Oil
  • Cornstarch
  • Olive Oil
  • Onion
  • Broccoli
  • Red Pepper
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Green Onions
  • Rice
  • English Muffins
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Flaxseed
  • Black Beans
  • Carrot
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Sunflower Seeds (Optional)
  • Rolled Oats
  • Bread Crumbs
  • Olive Oil
  • Chili Powder
  • Oregano
  • Cumin
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Corn on the cob
  • Salad* (Probably Caesar because we bought lettuce)
  • Uncle Ben’s Long Grain Brown Rice
  • Onion Soup Mix
  • Canned Mushrooms
  • Stir Fry Mix
  • Nacho Chips
  • Cheese
  • Avocados
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Macaroni
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Tomato Soup

GROCERY

  • Onions – $1.99 for 3lb at Tomavo
  • English Muffins – $1.49 (50% off) at Superstore
  • Mozzarella Cheese – on sale for $4.79 at Superstore
  • Cherry Tomatoes – $1.99 at Tomavo
  • Stir Fry Mix – on sale for $2.49 at Superstore
  • Cheese – $11.99 at Costco
  • Avocados – $3.87 at Tomavo
  • Kirkland Signature Nut Bars – $13.49 at Costco (with $3.50 executive coupon applied)
  • Garlic (we’re almost out) – $5.99 at Costco
  • Pasta Variety – on sale for $9.99 at Costco
  • Butter – $3.89 at Costco
  • Raspberries – $6.99 at Costco
  • Bananas – $1.10 at Tomavo
  • Salsa – $6.99 at Costco (with $2 executive coupon applied)
  • Cheerios – on sale for $6.99 at Costco
  • Laundry Detergent – $10.99 at Costco (with $4 executive coupon applied)
  • Dishwasher Tabs – $15.19 at Costco (with $4.80 executive coupon applied)
  • Cheese Pizzas – $8.99 at Costco (with $3 executive coupon applied)
  • Spaghetti – $7.99 at Costco
  • Lettuce – $2.99 at Costco
  • Beef Patties for Max – $15.99 at Costco (with $4 executive coupon applied)
  • Sliced Meat for Max – $9.99 at Costco (with $4 executive coupon applied)
  • Taste of Nature Granola Bars – on sale for $13.99 at Costco (might return these, I’m not loving them…)
  • Made Good Granola Bars – $8.89 at Costco

 

Our total spending for this week is $153.07, excluding the meat Max bought for himself. Some people don’t include their cleaning supplies in their grocery budget, so if we remove those items, our total for the week would be $126.89. This is still a bit over our usual weekly budget, but given the sales and all the coupons we had, it was well worth the extra purchases. We were also all out of snacks so we had to stock up a bit on this.

 

Let us know what meals you plan on making this week and how you are saving money!

 

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