Frugal Meals Menu Plan

Do you have a plan for your dinners this week? If not maybe you can find some meal plan inspiration in this week’s menu plan.

Menu plan with recipe links

This week we are having a few frugal meals. I always love to make breakfast for dinner. One because it’s simple and easy to make and two because it’s frugal. For about $3 our family of 4 can eat dinner for breakfast. At less than a dollar a person, I would call that frugal.

I have lots of chicken meals in the freezer. We’ll be eating three of them this week. I love how easy it is to make sesame chicken especially since I diced the chicken before packaging it for the freezer. Yeah, for only having to handle the yucky raw chicken once.

Yakisoba is another yummy dish we love and it’s on the menu this week too. I slice the chicken breast thinly before freezing it. Again no handling the raw chicken, just drop it into the pan from the freezer bag and cook.

Our final chicken dish is Italian chicken a flavorful freezer meal that is so easy to make. I usually grill it on the barbecue but since it’s a bit chilly, I’ll be broiling it this week.

We will also be having split pea soup. Soup is a great inexpensive way to stretch meat. I’ll be using a ham and ham broth I froze from Christmas for this dish to make it even more frugal. But at less than a $1 a serving, it’s still a frugal meal.

This last meal is one my son has been asking for, for a while. It’s sloppy joes. He loves them and since he has been waiting so patiently, they are on our meal plan this week too.

What’s cooking at your house this week?

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


An easy recipe for slow cooker split pea soup. It’s quick to get started in the crock pot in the morning on a busy day. Then come home to a delicious meal. It’s also weight watchers friendly when made with lean ham. Come give this recipe a try.

Split Pea Soup, Salad, and Fruit

Sesame Chicken, Rice, and Stir Fry Veggies

Waffles, Eggs, and Sausage

Yakisoba Chicken, Salad, and Fruit

Ham, Rice, and Green Beans

Sloppy Joe’s, Chips, Fruit, and Veggies Sticks

Italian Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, and Broccoli


Leftovers most days

Tomato Soup and Sandwich

Dairy Free Macaroni and Cheese with Sliced Hot Dogs added, with Fruit


I know in the fall, when there’s newly picked apples to be had, I love to make apple recipes. There is just something about fall and apples. This mini apple muffin recipe is really delicious. I added a nut crumble topping to them to add a little crunch and extra flavor. This recipe can be made dairy and egg free too.

Toast with Eggs

Double Chocolate Donuts, Eggs, and Sausage

Apple Mini Muffins, 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.

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4 thoughts on “Frugal Meals Menu Plan”

  1. My husband loves split pea soup, but I’ve never tried making it in the crock pot before. I’ll have to give it a try soon…it’s supposed to be really cold here in the next few weeks and some soup would be great for dinner.

    Hope you have a great week!

    1. Erin, I hope it doesn’t get too cold for you there. Our temperatures have been dropping the last couple of days and it’s chilly.

      We have snow again in the forecast for tomorrow. I’m hoping it won’t be too bad that last time they said we would be getting a couple inches of snow we ended up with 12 inches. I hope we just end up with an inch or two this time.

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