We are back again with another meal plan that uses the produce and meat sales in this week’s Aldi ad. I love shopping at Aldi – the bulk of my purchases come from there and then a will pick up a few items that are on sale at other stores. So an Aldi meal plan is the best!
If you struggle with coming up with ideas for what to eat this week, I hope this post gives you some inspiration.
I’m a huge fan of using menu planning as a way to keep grocery costs down (my first point in this post on drastically reducing your grocery budget). No matter how many of these recipes you use, I highly recommend you get your downloadable menu plan template and put it to use. It has saved me so much money over the years:
Free Menu Plan Guide & Template
This week, I’m not only going to include the sample Aldi menu, but I will also share what I’m feeding my family for the next week on my $170 a month grocery budget. This means twice as many ideas.
Aldi Produce and Meat Sales to Check Out (10/17-10/23):
These prices are in my local ad – your prices might vary.
- Bartlett Pears – 1.79 for 3 pounds
- Grape tomatoes – .99 per pint
- Raspberries – 1.49 for 6 ounces
- 12 ounces chopped organic kale – 2.19
- Honeycrisp apples – 2.19 for 2 pounds
- Ground beef – 9.95 for 5 pounds
- Pork chops – 2.19 a pound
- Ricotta cheese – 1.49
- Tortillas – .99
Aldi Meal Plan
Taco Tuesday (using the ground beef and tortillas that are on sale – or make your own)
Baked Garlic Pork Chops (I’ve never made pork chops, these sound like an amazing first try)
Cheese Pizza (these are the dough and sauce recipes I use)
Pancakes and scrambled eggs (add some bacon or sausage if your budget allows)
Protuguese Chourico and Kale Soup
Fend for yourself/leftovers/freezer meal
Snack and Side Ideas:
Frugal Lunch Ideas:
Frugal Breakfast Ideas:
$170 per month Menu Plan for this Week:
Okay, and now for my family’s menu for the week. I plan using the method I outline in my menu planning template:
Pancakes for lunch
Eggs and hashbrowns for lunch
Small groups for supper (bring sides and desserts)
Tuesday: Leftover Chili
Wednesday: Kids eat at church
Thursday: Chili Baked Potatoes
Friday: Pizza night
Breakfasts: Oatmeal, leftover pancakes, eggs
Lunches: Soups from the freezer, PB sandwiches on homemade sourdough, veggies, fruit, salad, deli meat
Snacks: Cuties, pretzels, homemade orange juice Popsicles (my oldest’s request)
What’s on your menu this week?