Healthy & Frugal Meal Plan, Week of 1/24/11

[my homemade whole wheat bagels]

Need some ideas for meal planning this week?  Our dinners are healthy, homemade, and most cost less than $5 total for our family of four.  We often have leftovers for the next day, too!

One of our favorite meals is pot roast with garlic mashed potatoes, and since I was able to stock up on several English roasts recently for less than $2 a pound, we'll enjoy one of them this week.  What wonderful comfort food for a cold, snowy day!

Here's our meal plan for this week:

Power muffins
Maple pecan muffins
Crockpot apple oatmeal
Oat groats with blueberries or raisins, maple syrup
Egg frittata with caramelized onions and sour cream, homemade poppyseed bagels

Chicken pitas
Egg salad sandwiches on homemade pretzel bread
Turkey bacon and cheddar BLTs on homemade bagels
Leftovers x2

Taco soup with crumbled tortilla chips
Cheesy baked spaghetti, salad, and homemade pretzel bread
Black bean and cilantro rice burritos with cheese
Potato soup with turkey bacon and homemade pretzel bread
English pot roast, garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed green beans

Apple Pie Cake
Coconut Oatmeal Chewies

What's on your menu this week?  I'd love to hear your ideas!

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*Also shared at OrgJunkie's Menu Plan Monday

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  1. Yummy. Your meals this week sound delicious. Thank you for sharing, I feel inspired to make something different for my family. I am a brand new reader to your blog, I am looking forward to following your blog. Many Blessings to you!

  2. sounds yum! I miss those days when my kids were littler + U.S. prices and I could shop at super Wal-Mart and spend $75 for the week, INCLUDING my toiletries, etc.....sigh.....yes I miss those days! You would DIE to know how much I spend on food now!....although I've now added in some cheaper dinner meals....think I'm gonna add a mac&cheese night, much to Calvin's chagrin:)


  3. Looks like a good meal plan! The photo of your bagels makes me want to make (and eat!) them... maybe some day. :-) Blessings to you!

  4. I'm trying to adhere to the first phase of the Maker's Diet this week. Don't know if it's going to happen as it's hard to not have any grains (they fill you up and don't cost as much as other things!) I think it would be good for all of us, but might be too expensive.

  5. i loved your meals! i will be stealing them!!!

  6. Great meal plan - great blog! Glad I stumbled upon it {via Raising Homemakers.} Come on over to my place Friday, for the: "Around the Table - Meal Planning" and link-up! Would love to have you!
    God bless.
    {esther} @ oursimplecountrylife.blogspot.com

  7. Everything looks great! I happen to a kosher/clean diet so I liked seeing the Turkey bacon in the recipes.


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