Monday, March 21, 2016

Meal Plan #12

I'm attempting to make the grocery budget a bit leaner the next few weeks. So all dishes were inspired by low cost ingredients or things I already have on hand.

For the most part all ingredients are reasonably priced, but this one is considered free this week as I previously made a double batch of chili so we will be reheating the other half for tonight.

TUESDAY: Bean Burritos
We set these up bar style, so everyone can assemble their own with their favorite fillings. Not only does this make for a meat-free meal, but all items needed are really inexpensive.

WEDNESDAY: Parmesan Garlic Chicken
Aside from the orzo, I have every item on hand for this crock pot meal. To keep this within budget, I'll swap the orzo for some wild rice I already have on hand.

THURSDAY: Pizza Pasta Bake
Pizza + Pasta = Delicious! This makes a bunch of leftovers and allows you to use up some leftover items from earlier in the week.

FRIDAY: Breakfast
Eggs are on sale right now because of Easter so breakfast for dinner only makes sense!

If you are looking for ways to cut your grocery budget, try a Eat Out Of The Pantry Week at your house. It will cause you to get creative as you try to figure out how to use what you already have in your pantry, freezer and refrigerator to make meals all week. 

Happy Meal Planning!


  1. We dyed eggs this weekend and will be eating a lot of hard boiled eggs for the next week! lol! Breakfast is always good for dinner. I need to do this, our pantry and freezer is getting so full!



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