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Meal Planning Saves Money: Week 34

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So, I have been menu planning for 34 weeks now… all of 2018.  We don’t always stick to the plan, things come up, etc.  However, for the most part, we are sticking to the plan. Menu planning saves money. I promise!

Let me tell you, menu planning makes a MASSIVE difference in the mount of money being spent on food!  I am no longer buying things wily-nilly. I am no longer having to go to the local grocer and paying insane prices.  I am now able to buy in bulk when things are on sale and use those in my upcoming plans. I am no longer having to stop at McDonald’s, etc.

Meal Planning Saves Money: Week 34

Menu Planning Saves Money: Week 34

Scroll to the bottom to print out these plans and the shopping list or, if you don’t want to wait, you can get 4 weeks of menu plans and shopping lists here.  Some of the links in this article may contain affiliate links.

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Monday – Egg & Ham Breakfast Braid at It Is a Keeper

Tuesday – Oatmeal with sliced banana and a drizzle of maple syrup. *Freeze leftover bananas for breakfast next week.

Wednesday – Scrambled Eggs, Crispy Bacon, and Toast

Thursday –  Who wouldn’t love these Nutella Croissants for breakfast? Serve with milk, and fresh sliced strawberries and your kids will think you’re the best mom ever!

Friday – Strawberry-Peach Smoothie with a family favorite granola bar will get you out the door when it’s a rush to get to school, but you’ll know that everyone got a healthy breakfast.

Saturday – Banana Pancakes with Crispy Bacon

Sunday – Sausage Links, Croissants with Strawberry Jam


Monday – Homemade Beefaroni from Savings Lifestyle with crispy breadstick snacks, and grapes.

Tuesday – Ham, Crackers, Cheese Stick or Cubes, Box of Raisins, pudding cup

Wednesday – Waffle Sandwich Bento Box with an apple

Thursday – Toasted Italian Sandwich from Mess for Less

Friday – *Leftover Italian Tortellini Soup, with family favorite crackers, and celery sticks.

Saturday –Mexican Pizza Recipe from Frugal Farm Wife with some corn chips and salsa on the side.

Sunday –  Pub-style Pretzel Roll Reubens from WonderMom Wannabe with Pickle Spear and Kettle style chips

Meal Planning Saves Money: Week 34

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Monday – *Easy Italian Tortellini Soup from My Life Cookbook with Italian Bread (Reserve leftovers for lunch on Friday).

Tuesday – Pan Seared Smoked or Kielbasa Sausage, with Mashed Potatoes and Peas

Wednesday – *Easy Crock Pot BBQ Chicken Sandwiches from Faith and Food can be prepped the night before and you can put in the Crock Pot about 3-4 hours before you need to eat. Serve with sauteed zucchini and summer squash, and some tomato slices, (reserve leftover chicken for lunch on Monday).

Thursday – Hamburgers with Greek Salad from Sabrina’s Organizing

Friday – Vietnamese Bahn Mi Pork from Caroline’s Cooking served with Rice and Veggies (Cucumber, carrots, radishes, salad greens).

Saturday – BLT Sandwiches with potato chips and pickle spears

Sunday – Chicken Pot Pie at  Crystal & Comp. with tomato & cucumber salad

My favorite Homemaking Printables:

Blank Meal Planner

Company Ready Checklist

Mom’s Manual Printables

Meal Planning Saves Money and I am going to show you how. Plus, I have done all the work for you. Just print out the list, check out the recipes, & cook.

Get your free printable menu plan and shopping list by clicking the image above.

Meal Planning Saves Money Resources:

The following affiliate links are things that I love!  I get so tired of planning, but having interesting, educational, and down-right fun goodies makes this chore so much easier to swallow. ??

How to Meal Plan

Menu Wipe Off Board

My Favorite Pens

What do you do to be sure you are using a great variety of your recipes? Do you create a specific Easy to Follow Meal Plan?  Do you have a system of trying something new each week?  I would love to hear your menu planning details!

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