Meal Planning

7 Meals for Under $50

How I get 7 Meals For under $50

My family has had to discover and explore ways to save money on meals, like making 7 meals for under $50. Let me be the first to say, it isn’t easy feeding five people on a tight budget! However, this can be done. I have found several ways that have helped lower our grocery costs.

One of the ways I have found to help is by meal planing. I know there are tons of bloggers who talk about meal planning. There is a reason so many of us talk about it, that’s because it WORKS!

When I first started looking into how much money I spend on groceries each month I realized there is no way we could survive spending that much for meals. I had to seriously re-evaluate everything I was doing wrong. (which seemed like everything) That was when I came across meal planning. Game changer for sure! So I want to share with you a sample of how I use meal planning and as a result, I save hundreds of dollars every month on groceries.

 7 meals for under $50 more4lesswithtess.com

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Here are 7 Meals Ideas For Under $50 

 


  1.  Spaghetti
    Noodles:  $1
    Pasta Sauce: $1.50
    Ground beef $1.99
    Bread $1.00
    Total : $5.50http://
  2.  Chicken Pot (no) Pie
    2 cans of cream of chicken $2.00
    1 package of mixed frozen veggies $1.50
    2 cups of shredded chicken ( I buy bone-in chicken breasts on sale for $.79/lb cook, shred and freeze into 2 cup portions.,so you will have left over chicken) $3.00
    Biscuits $1.50 (or make your own to save more)
    Total: $8.00
  3. Chili
    1 Large can of Pinto beans ( I buy these at Aldi) $1.50
    3 small cans of tomato sauce (Aldi) $1.00
    Ground beef $1.99
    Shredded cheese $2.00
    Chili seasoning $1.00 (or make your own to save more)
    Total:$7.50http://PetSmart
  4. Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwiches 
    Deli Ham $3.00
    Bread 1.00
    Cheese slices $2.00
    Chips $2.00
    Total: $8.00
  5. Pan Fried Pork Chops
    5 Pork chops $5.00
    Mac and Cheese $1.00
    Total: $6.00
  6. Chicken Alfredo
    11 1/2 cups of shredded Chicken $.00 (remember you had left over from Chicken Pot (no pie so this will cost you nothing)
    Sauce $1.50
    Noodles $1.00
    Bread $1.00
    Total $3.50
  7. Breakfast Casserole
    Hasbrowns  $2.00
    Bacon $4.00
    Eggs $1.00 (you really just need one egg )
    Shredded Cheese $2.00
    Onion $1.00
    Total: $9.00http://Save 25% to 50% off stores with Zaycon Fresh on farm-direct meats and wild-caught seafood. Easy local pick-up locations. No delivery fees.

Total For All 7 meals : $47.50! Plus tax of course That means 7 meals for LESS than $50!

Most everything on this list you can buy at Wal-Mart. I did add a few select items that are cheaper at ALDI. You can make these meals even cheaper if you shop solely at ALDI. I wanted to give you an idea of what the cost would be if you did not go out of your way to find the cheapest price for all ingredients. Keep an eye out because I will be adding these recipes to my blog in the near future as I make them.

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13 Comments

  • Reply

    Amber

    September 30, 2017

    Nice budget skills😊 Loved your post. I should look into this

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      Tessa

      September 30, 2017

      Thank you! Definitely helps!

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    Jasmin

    September 30, 2017

    Thanks for sharing this is a Nice article for learning to Budget:) with Love Jasmin

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    ildahobert

    October 16, 2017

    All great ideas!!! Very helpful for families!

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      Tessa

      October 16, 2017

      Thank you for reading!

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    Nikos

    October 18, 2017

    That’s a great list of ideas for saving money. Thank you for sharing.

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      Tessa

      October 18, 2017

      Thanks for reading! 🙂

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    Mackenzie

    October 18, 2017

    This will definitely come in handy! Thanks for the tips!

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      Tessa

      October 18, 2017

      No problem! I am glad you have some new ideas!

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    Jasmin N

    October 18, 2017

    Wonderful post! We’ve got a food budget as well & we’re living with 50€/week. It’s super easy when you make a plan and stick to it. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

    ~ Jasmin N
    // littlethingswithjassy.com

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      Tessa

      October 18, 2017

      I agree. Once you figure out what works for your family and get in a routine of doing it each week it becomes just second nature. Thanks for reading! 🙂

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    Not Quite An Adult

    October 18, 2017

    This post is super helpful for me, I’ve been trying to get under budget for my food costs and have so much trouble organizing it all!

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      Tessa

      October 18, 2017

      Thanks! It can be tough when you first start out. Once you figure out what your family eats the most it a bit easier to go from there.

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