Cheap Meals Menu Plan

Inside: A week’s worth of easy to make dinner that won’t break the bank. Making a few cheap meals each week can help keep your grocery budget low.

With a new year starting, it’s a great time to think about setting goals. If you are trying to save money this year, planning your menu each week can help you save money.

Menu plan with recipe links

When you have a plan for what’s for dinner each night, you’ll be less likely to eat out. Which in turn can really save you money. If you have a busy day, make a slow cooker dish and it will be waiting when you get home.

When you plan your meals for the week,  you’ll have all the items you need to make dinner. Also when you plan ahead you can sneak in cheap meals each week to keep your grocery budget a little lower.

Making breakfast for dinner once a week can help since breakfast usually includes eggs as the protein and they are generally pretty cheap.

What’s cooking at your house this week?

Here’s what’s on our Menu for this Week,


Freezer recipe for chicken

World’s Best Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans

Corn Potato Chowder with Bacon, Butter Dips, and Fruit

Chicken Yakisoba with Stir Fry Vegetables

Eggs, Sausage, Hash Browns, and Toast

Herb Rubbed Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans

Pizza and Salad

Stir Fry Chicken with Noodles and Vegetables


Leftovers most days

Ramen Noodle Soup with Fruit

Pizza Pockets and Salad


I love how easy these cinnamon twist scones are to make. They are as easy to mix up as biscuits, but turn out looking so fancy. Great for breakfast or brunch when company is coming over. They are also a frugal breakfast recipe costing only $.10 each. My family gobbles these up every time I made them.

Toast with Eggs

Pancakes, Eggs, and Sausage

Cinnamon Twists, Eggs, and Sausage


Where to find more menu plan ideas for this week.

Do you need help planning your menu? Find my menu planning tips here with a free printable menu planner page and here for my frugal menu planning tips.

Find more menu plan ideas at Org Junkie too.

1 thought on “Cheap Meals Menu Plan”

  1. Those cinnamon twist scones look so good! I ‘d love one or two with my morning coffee 🙂

    I received a new cookbook for Christmas and I’m trying a few recipes from the book this week. Last night we had General Tso’s Meatballs with brown rice and broccoli and it was just delicious! I can’t wait to make it again 🙂

    Have a great week!

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