A Week of Meal Ideas (and some CRAZY cheap chicken!)

It’s taken me forever to get this written down, but here are our meals for the week! Groceries ended up being really low cost this week because….

  • I got the chicken for $1 off the family pack that was already only $ 0.79 per lb. Kinda bummed I stocked up last week when this price is insanely cheap. I paid around $3 for 5lbs of chicken! That’s crazy!
  • Similarly, there was zucchini and squash priced even lower at $0.79 per pack. Each pack is 20oz, so that price was also great.
  • I already had a bit of food (and almond milk) from our Mother’s Day brunch.

Even with splurging on fresh salmon, our food came total in at $75. That also includes feeding my mom who is staying with us and the fact that I’m breastfeeding. I know people say “eating for two” when you’re pregnant, but it doesn’t even come close to what you eat while breastfeeding. Also, I paid more for better apples at Meijer instead of Aldi. While I do love Aldi, sometimes the fruit has noticeably less flavor (has anyone else noticed that or am I crazy?)…Anyways, here’s our meals this week!

Sunday Night:

Sundried Tomato Chicken Burgers with Roasted Potatoes (fries)

Monday

Breakfast: Leftover Cinnamon French Toast Casserole (Something I made up for Mother’s Day)

Lunch: Leftover Chicken Burgers, Vegetables

Dinner: Cracklin Chicken and Roasted Zucchini over leftover iceburg lettuce. I also made a smoky creamy sauce to go with this.

Tuesday

Breakfast: a frittata made with leftover veggies from last week (eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini)

Lunch: Cracklin Chicken Salad

Dinner:  Oven Smoked Ribs, Roasted Asparagus, Brown Rice

Wednesday

Breakfast: Frittata

Lunch: Leftover ribs, asparagus, and rice

Dinner: Whole30 Crockpot pulled pork (served over coleslaw) with sweet potato fries and spicy ranch.

Thursday

Breakfast: Frittata want to know how to change up your frittata? Click to see my post on “how to always eat frittata without getting bored

Lunch: Leftover pulled pork and sweet potato fries

Dinner: Salmon with brown rice and roasted squash

Friday

Breakfast: Frittata or Cereal if there isn’t enough left. Not healthy cereal. It’s the Aldi version of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I haven’t tried it before so we’ll see!

Lunch: Leftover Salmon, rice, and squash

Dinner: “Egg Roll in a Bowl” using the leftover pulled pork (and chicken if any), veggies,  and coleslaw.

 

Egg Roll in a Bowl is like the Whole30 version of fried rice. You can just add in all of your leftovers, make a sauce, and somehow it all tasted good every single time. Someone quote that from me because it really belongs on the kitchen walls of Whole30er’s everywhere.

-Rachel

Need a little more help? See my post on How to Meal Plan/Shop/”Prep” Paleo or Whole30 on a Tight Budget.

 

Hi, my name is Rachel Smith. I’m a personal finance nerd,  Aldi connoissuer, book lover, yoga enthusiast, and budgeting wiz. I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska but currently call Michigan home. I want to help people with their finances and eating healthy on a tight budget (no matter what your cost-of-living area is!)



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