I am heading into day 9 of my $100 per week, 14-day menu plan, and so far it’s been great!

The simplicity of having meals spelled out and prepped has been a huge blessing, and cutting $50 out of our grocery budget each week is a nice perk too.

I’m sharing my two-week menu with you in this post, and this is pretty much a picture of what our family eats on a regular basis.

We aren’t fancy or gourmet, but we eat a pretty wide variety of foods (most of the time). 

We aren’t food purists, but we try to stick with as healthy, organic, and “whole food” as we can.

I’m no longer a 50-dollars-a-week grocery shopper, but I am frugal and enjoy creating “new” meals out of left-overs.

I create menus using the foods we have on hand, and this particular menu features the groceries I stocked up on at Central Market at the beginning of this month, plus what I had stashed in my pantry and freezer.

Right now, we’re focusing on a lot of staples (rice, any one?), fresh and frozen veggies, and I’m basically cleaning out the stash of meat in our freezer.

It’s true, some days feel a bit like the “rice and beans, beans and rice”, routine, as Dave Ramsey would say.  But that’s okay!  

We are eating well, so I can’t complain!

And Here’s the Menu… 

A lot of the recipes I’m using in this menu are ones I’ve shared here on this blog; I linked to those, in case you’d like to check them out.

Other recipes are ones I included in one of my menu planning ebooks; I marked those with an *, and linked to the ebook where you can find it if you’re interested.

Here’s what my 14-day menu looks like-

Snacks

Organic Popped Corn

Organic Applesauce

Bananas

Blueberries

Organic Strawberries

Pineapple Chunks

Peanut Butter and Celery Sticks

Organic Baby Carrots

Homemade gluten-free muesli, made with a "starter" of a few cups of left-over granola. Delish!

Since gluten-free bread isn't easy to come by, toast is a special treat at our house!

Breakfasts

Granola  and Muesli (with organic cow’s milk, or almond milk for my whey intolerant kids and myself)

Blueberry Oat Muffins (recipe yields 2 dozen muffins per batch)

Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes

Coconut Banana Bread

Yogurt (organic cow’s milk yogurt, and So Delicious coconut milk yogurt for the allergy folks)

Fruit (fresh and frozen)

*Maple Morning Oats 

*Nutbutter Toast with a Twist (on sprouted wheat bread, or gluten-free bread for the wheat intolerant)

Scrambled Eggs

Lunches & Suppers:

Day 1: Lunch- *Mexican Haystacks | Supper- *Almond Autumn Vegetables Over Rice

Day 2: Lunch- *One Dish Spanish Rice | Supper- *Mexican Wraps (with left-overs from Spanish Rice)

Day 3: Lunch- *Open-face Sloppy Joe’s | Supper- *Spicy Vegetable Soup

 

Autumn Almond Vegetables Over Quinoa or Rice... healthy and delish!

Black Beans with Rice & Chicken.

 

Day 4: Lunch- Crock Pot Potatoes | Black Beans with Rice & Chicken

Day 5: Lunch- left-over Spicy Vegetable Soup | Supper- left-over Black Beans with Rice & Chicken & a tossed salad

Day 6: Lunch- Baked Blueberry Oatmeal (we eat oatmeal for lunch or supper once-a-week) | Supper- Pita Pizza’s & salad

Day 7: Lunch- Little Italy Soup | Supper- left-over soup & a tossed salad

Day 8: Lunch- Garden Pasta Skillet | Supper- Autumn Baked Pot Pie

Day 9: Lunch- *Pecan Salmon Patties & Steamed Peas | Supper- Chili & Cornbread

Day 10: Lunch- Crock Pot Potatoes | Supper- Veggie & Venison Stew

Day 11: Lunch- Baked Quiche | Supper- Pot Pie (made with left-over stew)

Day 12: Lunch- *Slow Cooker Tomato Bisque | Supper- *Homestyle Shepherd’s Pie (made with left-over tomato soup)

Day 13: Lunch- *Quick & Creamy Pea Soup | Supper- *Toasted Seasame Fish with steamed veggies

Day 14: Lunch- left-overs | Supper- Stir-fried Beef & Spinach

 

So this is it: my two-week menu plan, and a glimpse at the way we eat around here. 

What about you?  What do you eat a lot of?  

 

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3 thoughts on “What Our Family Eats (my 14-day menu plan)

  1. All that for $200?! Shoot. I’m shopping at the wrong stores how did you do that? I am in a very stressful time in my life regarding whole foods and a strict budget…any input would be so very appreciated. Thank you!

    Posted on May 17, 2016 at 7:05 pm
  2. I have never tried the quinoa. I hope to try some new foods from your menu. Thanks, Kristy! I’m always looking for ways to improve our diet.

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 3:48 pm
    1. We discovered quinoa two years ago when one of my sons and I had to go on a grain-free “diet” for six weeks due to some health issues. We learned to enjoy it and are still eating it!

      Posted on September 13, 2014 at 8:33 am