How To Save Money With Meal Planning
MEAL PLANNING

Weekly Meal Plan: March 11th-17th

It’s already that time of the week again: time to make our weekly meal plan. We do this to save money, time and effort when it comes to groceries, meal preparation, and cooking.

If you’re new to the website and you haven’t heard about meal planning before, make sure to check out our first post about the topic.

Meal planning is so easy, you can do it in three easy steps by making the following lists: Meals, Ingredients, & Groceries.

Meals

  • Salmon with Potatoes & Carrots
  • Sidekicks & Salad
  • Sloppy Janes with Coleslaw & Macaroni Salad
  • Buddha Bowl & Spinach Dip
  • Fettuccine Alfredo
  • Nachos with homemade Guacamole & Cheese Dip
  • Rice & Stir Fry

Ingredients

  • Salmon
  • Sun-dried Tomato & Oregano Dressing
  • Butter
  • Potatoes
  • Milk
  • Carrots
  • Brown Sugar
  • Sidekicks of your choice
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Balsamic Dressing
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Peanuts
  • Yves Veggie Ground Beef
  • Hamburger Buns or Bread
  • Cabbage
  • Macaroni
  • Onion
  • French Dressing
  • Tomato
  • Zesty Italian Dressing
  • Miracle Whip
  • Butternut Squash
  • Eggs
  • Black Beans
  • Mushrooms* (for 3 recipes)
  • Avocado
  • Knorr Vegetable Soup Mix
  • Water Chestnuts
  • Mayonaise
  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Sourdough Bread
  • Fettuccine
  • Cream Cheese
  • Maple Syrup
  • Parmesan
  • Garlic
  • Nacho Chips
  • Red Pepper (half leftover from last week)
  • Green Onion
  • Uncle Ben’s Long Grain Brown Rice
  • Onion Soup Mix
  • Soya Sauce
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Frozen Stir Fry Vegetables
  • Cherry Sauce

Grocery

  • Salmon – $6.99 @ No Frills
  • Milk – $6.53 @ Superstore
  • Spinach – $2.99 @ Costco
  • Strawberries – $3.89 @ Costco
  • Tuna Snacks – on sale for $9.89 at Costco
  • Cheese & Crackers – on sale for $7.39 at Costco
  • Mayonaise x2 – on sale for $5.49 at Costco
  • Yves Veggie Ground Beef x2 – on sale for $3.69 @ Sobeys
  • Tomato – $0.52 @ Tomavo
  • Butternut Squash – $2.43 @ Tomavo
  • Mushrooms – on sale for $3.99 @ Superstore (800 PC Optimum Points)
  • Avocado – $1.29 @ Tomavo
  • Sourdough Bread – $2.00 @ Superstore (50% off)
  • Nacho Chips x2 – $2.50 @ Dollarama (Costco had none left)
  • Cherry Sauce – on sale for $2.47 @ Giant Tiger
  • Perogies x2 – on sale for $1.88 @ Superstore
  • Juice x4 – on sale for $1.33 @ Superstore + $0.10 deposit per carton
  • Tomato Soup x6 – on sale for $0.33 @ Giant Tiger!
  • Oreos – on sale for $1.88 at No Frills
  • Mini Eggs x3 – on sale for $2.97 at No Frills
  • Bear Paws x2 – on sale for $1.97 at No Frills + a $0.50 coupon
  • Chicken Nuggets for Max – $5.00 at No Frills
  • Fish Sticks for Me – $4.47 at No Frills
  • Eggs – on sale for $3.57 at No Frills (Cheaper than Costco!)

I’m actually going to add an extra step this week, just to make this a little easier and more organized.

Stores

  • Superstore – salmon, milk, mushrooms, bread, perogies, juice
  • Costco – spinach, strawberries, tuna snacks, cheese & crackers, mayonnaise
  • Dollarama – Nachos (because they had none at Costco)
  • Sobeys – Yves Veggie Ground Beef
  • Tomavo – Tomato, Squash, Avocado
  • Giant Tiger – Cherry Sauce, Tomato Soup
  • No Frills – Oeros, Mini Eggs, Bear Paws, Chicken Nuggets, Fish Sticks, Eggs

It might seem like a lot of work, and sometimes it is, but finding the best deals at different stores is a sure way to save money, especially if you’re stock piling. Fortunately for us, all the stores are relatively nearby with the exception of No Frills.

Our total spending this week on groceries was $114.50. A few items were not on the initial grocery list, such as Chicken Nuggets and Fish Sticks, but it was an extra little treat I decided to get for us since we had been under budget for over two months. Our regular weekly budget for groceries is $100.


Let us know what kind of meals you’re making this week, or the best deal you’ve found this week!

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