The $120 Week Grocery Haul + Dinner Menu Plan for 2: M7W2-3

Groceries for 2 on $120 per week or less – an attempt to eat healthy and stay in budget.

Sometimes I will stretch what we have in available in the kitchen because I really don’t like to go grocery shopping every week. That usually means Brinner (breakfast for dinner). Which is fine for me as its my favorite meal.

I am also fighting acute bronchitis passed down from my child or  someone in the office. I thought I made it scot-free, but apparently it was incubating and now I am hacking a lung (sorry, I know, TMI). But this sore throat concoction is helping awesomely.

Stater Bros: $113.62

I know it doesn’t look like much, but I still have a lot of veggies and/or ingredients on hand. Or it looks like a lot of snack food. Child + summer. Plus I had to stock up on a few staples (dishwasher detergent, baking soda and I had to feed the cat or she would make sure my sleep was greatly disrupted ).

Stater Bros: $5.48

An Ingredient I forgot for the Macedonia Fruit Salad . Great potluck dish. Was perfect for the 4th of July BBQ.

Stater Bros: $11.84

[Chicken Dinner not shown]

And the dinner ends up providing 2-3 additional meals for us. 8 pieces of chicken goes a long way for us.

Weekly total spent: $130.94

In the change jar: $9.06

Monthly Grocery Budget Remaining: $208.03

Dinner Menu Plan

  • Salmon, brown rice and artichoke
  • Beef & Broccoli stir fry (child is cooking)
  • Tacos, Mexican rice, refried beans and mango slices
  • Fish tacos with cabbage, lime & crema; homemade salsa, Ranchero beans
  • Pizza and Spinach salad
  • Budget Bytes Chicken Yakisoba
  • Dal & brown rice; mango slices

^ The upside-down peach cake from last week was delicious! I highly recommend giving it a try. Serve it up with vanilla bean ice cream. Yum.

How was your week with grocery shopping?



11 thoughts on “The $120 Week Grocery Haul + Dinner Menu Plan for 2: M7W2-3

    1. and I am not usually a big dessert person. But it was delicious. I now plan on making it for some sort of family function in the future.
      And leftovers of this cake served up with some coffee – divine! :)


    1. sadly, not being a dessert person was an a trait I’ve had since being a child. I used to give away my Halloween candy after my mom took all the ones she wanted. ;)
      but I am all over a big pan of roasted veggies (nature’s candy?)


  1. dcotler

    New to your blog – love your meal plan lists…new inspiration for me! I’m one year into what I think (hope, pray) will be a three year journey to pay off all of my debt. Always happy to find new blogs to read. so many that I find are people who have already paid it off. I want to read about someone who is in the trenches with me. :D


    1. thanks dcotler! :)
      i pray everyday to stay on track with my debt and hope that nothing comes a long to befuddle that. although my expensive new car tires happened, but fortunately i had the money to cover it. melting debt snowball diverted. best of hard work in getting out of debt!


  2. Kevin

    That peach cake looks good! Currently working through this ourselves it is a challenge to keep the grocery costs down while not eating out which is a bigger issue. You really have to stay on top of it to be successful! We try to keep our meals to roughly $2 a piece which can be done but it helps when you have left overs or even skip the occassional meal.


    1. It was Delish! Thx! Ya, eating out is a big one I think for most people. Most of the times I have it under control. I found its problematic if I am tired or my days are ultra busy. I can usually avert the problem with quick grab freezer meals.
      $2/per meal per person is great! Left overs are great too. Vegetarian by chance? I find vegetarians have a good time keeping their grocery bills lower most of the times.

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      1. Kevin

        We are not vegetarians. My wife could go that way but it would be really tough for me. I can totally understand how it is cheaper to be vegetarian as meat is usually the most expensive part of the meal but dairy can add up too. Cutting out meat is not usually something you hear people mention when they look at the budget which is interesting. Fortunately it is possible to stay in budget and still eat meat.

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  3. I see a lot of meals there, but then again, I also don’t have a kiddo in the house! I’m with you when it comes to not enjoying grocery shopping. It always seems like such a “waste” of money! Lol

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