No Spend Meal Plan // Frugal Living

Meal planning is one of the easiest ways to save money. It also helps to cut down on food waste. And today, I want to share with you a No Spend Meal Plan. This weekly meal plan consists of 7 meals for which we have most of the ingredients. You’ll probably notice that a lot of the meals have similar ingredients, and that is done on purpose to make sure we are using up all our perishable goods.

Mid Month Meal Plan

In case you haven’t been checking out other meal plans, here’s how it works. There are three different lists. The first list is of all the meals, the second list is of all the ingredients (without repeating any, even if they appear more than once), and the last list is our grocery list. You’ll notice some ingredients are in bold writing – and that’s to indicate we need to put it on our grocery list.

No Spend Meal Plan

  • Corn & Hamburgers
  • Spaghetti
  • Buddha Bowl
  • Shepherd’s Pie
  • Baked Fish with Rice & Veggies
  • Fettuccine Alfredo
  • Frozen Lasagna


  • Corn (provided by group organizing the corn boil)
  • Hamburgers
  • Buns or Bread
  • Spaghetti
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Tomato Soup
  • Tomato Paste
  • Canned Mushrooms
  • Yves Veggie Ground Beef
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Green Pepper
  • Black Pepper
  • Basil
  • Rosemary
  • Oregano
  • Bay Leaf
  • Butternut Squash
  • Eggs
  • Leftover veggies
  • Salad dressing
  • Potatoes
  • Cream Corn
  • Frozen Fish
  • Rice
  • Frozen or Leftover Vegetables
  • Cream
  • Cream Cheese
  • Parmesan
  • Maple Syrup
  • Frozen Lasagna (cooked last week by Max)

Grocery List

  • Buns (or more bread)
  • Milk

I might purchase another item or two to add to the grocery list so that I can use some of our PC Optimum points that we’ve accumulated.

As for next week’s no spend meal plan, please feel free to leave some easy meal ideas in the comments.

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