7 Dinners 4 People Around $50 (2)

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ABOUT MY MEAL PLANS

     I use Aldi for my meal plans. I have yet to find a more frugal option and my goal is to provide the most affordable meal plans I can.

     You will not find organic, paleo, or gluten free meal plans from me. My goal is to come up with meal plans that feed a family relatively healthy for cheap. Aldi does offer many organic and gluten free products. You are welcome to make substitutions if you so choose.

     My meal plans are designed to have little waste. The same ingredients may be used in multiple dinners.

     Below you will find a week of dinners for your family of four for around $50. Be aware prices change regularly without notice. Prices also vary by region.

Aldi Meal Plan (2)

This week our menu includes:

Grilled Cheese With Tomato Soup

Baked Penne with Salad

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings with Vegetable of Choice

Breakfast For Dinner: Waffles, Eggs, Bacon, and Fruit

BBQ Baked Chicken With Salad and Biscuits

Pizza and Salad

Loaded Baked Potatoes

Grocery List:

1 loaf 35 calorie bread 1.29

16 slices American cheese .99

2 cans condensed tomato soup .59 x2

1 box penned pasta .89

1 jar spaghetti sauce .99

1 block mozzarella cheese 1.89

1 lb frozen ground turkey 1.89

2 heads lettuce .99 x2

1 bag carrots .99

1 other veg of choice for salad 1.00

1 bottle of salad dressing 1.19

4lb skin/boneless chicken breasts 8.00 (1.99/lb)

1 box baking mix (Bisquick alt.) 3.29

1 canned vegetable of choice .65

1 dozen eggs 1.29

2 packages bacon 3.29 x2

Fruit – in season .99

1 jar BBQ sauce 1.29

1 Large Take and Bake Pizza 5.99

1 10 lb bag potatoes 2.99

1 block cheddar 1.89

sour cream 1.19

1lb butter 2.39

1 gallon milk 2.50

Total: $53.32

Grilled Cheese With Tomato Soup

Self explanatory.

Baked Penne with Salad

Cook half box of penne according to package directions minus 2 minutes. Drain penne. Brown ground turkey. Drain. In casserole dish mix penne, turkey, and pasta sauce. Top with grated mozzarella. Bake 20 minutes or until warmed through. Serve with salad: lettuce, carrots, other vegetable, and dressing.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings with Vegetable of Choice

Slice chicken breasts into quarters. Place chicken into slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper. Fill slow cooker with water 2/3 full. Cook on high for 4-5 hours. Do not remove chicken. Combine 1 cup baking mix with milk to a dough consistency. Drop dough by heaping tablespoon into slow cooker. Continue to cook 30 more minutes. Serve with vegetable of choice.

Breakfast For Dinner: Waffles, Eggs, Bacon, and Fruit

Prepare waffles according to directions on baking mix box. Serve with eggs, bacon, and in-season fruit.

BBQ Baked Chicken With Salad and Biscuits

Slice 2lbs skinless boneless chicken horizontally to make four servings. Place in casserole dish and cover with bbq sauce. Bake at 350* 30 minutes or until cooked through. Prepare biscuits according to directions on baking mix box. Serve with salad.

Pizza and Salad

Self explanatory.

Loaded Baked Potatoes

Bake potatoes at 400* for 50 minutes or until fork inserts easily to center. Top each opened potato with cooked bacon, cheese, butter, and sour cream.

See week 1 here.

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