Menu Plan Monday - Reigning in the Food Budget

So, I recently came to the realization that we spend WAY more a month on groceries than families similar in size and situation to ourselves. Even though I have already cut back by at least $300 since cutting out most processed foods, I still want to reign in the food budget a little more and that means getting creative and stretching foods. This menu is the start of that creativity.


  • oatmeal
  • grits
  • homemade chocolate granola
  • pancakes
  • eggs
  • turkey bacon
  • homemade pork sausage
  • toast
  • fruit
  • cinnamon bread


  • leftovers
  • turkey sandwiches
  • salad
  • soup
  • PB and or Jelly sandwiches
  • Egg salad


Monday - Chicken Noodle Soup 

Tuesday - Tuna Casserole and broccoli 

Wednesday -  Breakfast for dinner, spinach quiche, pancakes and sausage

Thursday - Spaghetti and Salad

Friday - Leftover Buffet

Saturday - Baked Chicken, rice and salad

Sunday - Italian wedding soup and crusty bread


What I prepped ahead of time

Croutons for the salad

Baked tortilla chips

Cinnamon bread

Cream of mushroom soup for the casserole

Egg salad


For even more menu inspiration head over to the Menu Plan Monday link up.