While grabbing the deals is a huge savings in our grocery budget, having a meal plan is another huge way to save. Putting them together of course is the only way to live on our grocery budget.
That doesn’t mean that we eat beans and rice every night though. Here’s a list of our delicious weekly dinner ideas. Hopefully it helps you see that your family can eat real food and save money.
ONE WEEK PUBLIX MEAL PLAN
- 100% real food recipes that are simple, straight-forward and family-friendly.
- Recipes that are quick to make, and all of them can be made in under an hour.
- Includes ingredients that are on sale to maximize savings.
- Don’t for about the leftovers, they usually taste better the next day.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
- Pantry basics like cooking oil & butter, condiments, and spices.
- Precautions for food allergies. My family is blessed to not have food allergies, so I don’t plan for them in my meal plans.
Here’s what’s on the menu with the list of items that you will need. Remember these prices will be available starting 10/24/19. Stay tuned for the recipes!
2 lbs Boneless Chuck Roast, $5.49 lb
Publix Baby Cut Carrots, 1 lb, $1.50
Publix Red or Russet Potatoes, 5 lb, $3.49
Sweet Onions, $1.49 lb
Publix Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs, at $5.19 ($2.59)
Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage or Polska Kielbasa, 12-14 oz, $3.33
Red, Yellow or Orange Bell Peppers, $2.99 lb
GreenWise Boneless Pork Loin Chops, $4.99 lb
Kraft or Taco Bell Shredded Cheese, 6-8 oz, $3
Coupons Available -$10 Publix Gift Card wyb $50 in Participating Products at Publix: Kraft, Nabisco, PepsiCo and P&G select items, Stocking Spree online rebate
Pace Salsa or Picante Sauce 24-64 oz or Queso Dip, 15 oz, at $3.59 ($1.79)
Coupons Available -.50/1 Pace Salsa or Picante Sauce, 16 oz +, limit 2, Ibotta mobile app-.25/1 Pace Salsa or Picante Sauce, 16 oz+, Ibotta mobile app (makes it $1.29)
Publix Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, at $5.09 ($2.54)
Publix Pineapple Chunks, at $5.19 ($2.59)
Total for all items on my list: $54.81+ tax. With a little wiggle room for those items not on the list.
Or, maybe less… These meals will likely run you even less if you supplement this week’s Publix purchases with clearance meat you already have in your freezer, pantry staples you picked up on sale, produce you already have on hand, and/or sale produce from your local produce market. Let me know if you give it a try!
Do you have any inexpensive meal ideas you can shop for at Publix? Or ideas for using up the leftover ingredients? Share your ideas in the comments below!