Sunday: Slow cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches, strawberry spinach salad, chips
Monday: Broiled Asian chicken thighs, rice, green beans
Tuesday: Grilled cheese sandwiches, broccoli cheese soup
Wednesday: Breakfast casserole for small group potluck
Thursday: Salmon cakes, Garlic Oil sautéed pasta and broccoli (<–this is really yummy and a cheap and healthy side dish!)
Friday: Spinach lasagna roll ups, rolls, salad
Saturday: Hellmans Parmesan chicken, mashed potatoes, corn
As my title says, this was a tight budget week. My goal was to spend $100 (normal budget is $125). I ended up spending $108 but that was including guinea pig food, so I think I did pretty well.
Plus I am proud that I have some yummy and healthy meals lined up for this week. I got an awesome deal on chicken at Kroger this week (on both thighs and breasts). Plus adding two meat-less meals into the mix (grilled cheese and spinach roll ups) always helps.
Whenever I have a “lean” week, I try to think of food that are both filling and cheap. Adding bread to a meal is always a good way to do this. I only have 6 lasagna noodles in my pantry so I added rolls and a salad to help fill up my family’s bellies. I also usually add bread to a “breakfast for dinner” meal as sometimes eggs are not as filling as a good ol’ meat and potatoes dinner.
What are you go-to meals on a “lean” week? How to satisfy your hungry husband and kiddos?