7 Day Frugal Menu Plan

A 7 day menu plan for when you are running low on funds | Frugal Family Home

Sometimes you are just running a little low on money. It could be because of an unexpected bill. Or maybe because you spent a little more earlier in the month that you should have. Either way it’s good to have some cheap eats in your menu plan to help cut the grocery budget just a little.

Sticking to cooking with inexpensive staples is a great way to make a frugal menu plan. Using grains like rice and oat groats for breakfasts instead of cold cereal can help you save. Or do like we do and make your own oatmeal packets.

For dinner making a meal where the meat is part of the dish instead of the main dish can help slash your food bill too. I’ve also found that in most recipes a half pound of ground beef works well for our family of 4. Especially those dishes that also include beans.

Making meals with basic staples is a great way to keep the food budget a little lower. I have a few meals that I make each month to keep our grocery bill in check. I’ve put them into a menu plan for to share with you, along with the recipe links too.

Frugal Menu Plan for a Week

Day 1

Oatmeal, made using oatmeal packets
Cheeseburger Biscuits  and Fruit
Sausage Skillet with Potatoes and Onions

Easy to make and a great meat stretching dish | Frugal Family Home

Day 2

Pancakes and Eggs
Cheese, Crackers and Veggie Sticks
Twice Baked Taco Potatoes and Vegetables

Day 3

Toast and Eggs
Sandwiches with Fruit
Cheesy Ham and Potato Slow Cooker Dish and Salad

Corn, Bacon and Potatoes in a yummy chowder | Frugal Family Home

Day 4

Caramel Sticky Buns
Bean Burritos and Fruit
Corn and Potato Chowder with Turkey Bacon or no Bacon

Day 5

Oat Groats Cereal
Baked Potatoes topped with Homemade Chili
Waffles, Eggs and Sausage

Easy Dinner Recipe for Slow Cooker Hamburger Dish

Day 6

Eggs and Fried Potatoes
Homemade Chili with Crackers
Slow Cooker Easy Hamburger Dish with Vegetables

Day 7

Rice Cereal
Homemade Soup with a Soup Kit, Homemade Biscuits
Hamburger Skillet Dish with Green Beans

I would love to hear about some of your favorite frugal dishes. What dishes do you prepare when money is running low? Please scroll down and share them in the comments below. I can’t wait to read what you have to share. 


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