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Healthy Eating on a Budget Week 3

Oops. I forgot to post our meal plan last week. That’s probably because we didn’t plan and ended up spending way more than $50 on groceries… so I’ll just pretend it never happened. This week will be much better! We shopped at Aldi’s and Walmart and spent $30.61 at Aldi’s including tax and $14.59 at Walmart including tax. Our total then comes to $45.20. I did however have some things at home already that I did not need to buy this week such as eggs, maple syrup, sweet potatoes, arrowroot powder, and maybe some other things.

After missing a week of meal planning I feel really really silly for not doing it. Not only does it save money, but also time. We don’t wonder what we will be eating for dinner and I can typically prep for dinner between classes. Meal planning is a must for our family from here on out. Our grocery list for week #3 consisted of:


Frozen chicken breast (4lbs)


3 cans of Tuna

Dijon Mustard

3 Green bell peppers

2.5lbs ground turkey

Chicken broth

1lb frozen green beans

2 avocados



Walmart list consited of:

Pork shoulder (4.5lbs)

Romaine Lettuce

Rice Vinegar

Here is what our meals will look like this week:

Breakfast Lunch Dinner Snacks
MONDAY Hard Boiled Egg, Homemade Granola Bars Tuna Burgers ( ) *Can crumble over Spinach salad Sweet Potato Meat Loaf ( and Ugly Beans ( Berries, Homemade Popcorn-isn’t considered Whole30 but it’s cheap, healthy, and filling for a snack (
TUESDAY Hard Boiled Egg, Homemade Granola Bars Left over Meal Loaf White Chicken Chili ( Rice Cakes with Almond butter
WEDNESDAY Hard Boiled Egg, Homemade Granola Bars Leftover White Chicken Chili Chicken ( and Parsnips ( Popcorn
THURSDAY Hard Boiled Egg, Homemade Granola Bars Leftover Chicken and parsnips, spinach salad Pancakes!!!!! ( Berries, popcorn, rice cakes, granola
FRIDAY Hard Boiled Egg, Homemade Granola Bars Tuna Burgers  *Can crumble over Spinach salad Sausage, Pepper, Onion Hash ( Combine Smoked sausage, onion, and green peppers in a frying pan with oilive oil and fry until brown.  leftovers, Popcorn
SATURDAY Hard Boiled Egg, Homemade Granola Bars Salad with White Chicken Chili over top Pulled Pork Sandwiches ( granola, rice cakes
SUNDAY Hard Boiled Egg, Homemade Granola Bars Left over Pulled Pork Taco Salad ( ) popcorn, berries, granola

You can always find any of the recipes I use at . I refer to this board on Pinterest daily and am always trying to find new, healthy recipes to add to it.

Let me know what you think of the recipes you try and if this blog is helpful to you! I hope it is 🙂


Ellie McAchren