Monday, June 21, 2010

All You Grocery Challenge Week 1 Meal Plan

A while back I signed up for the All You Grocery Challenge and now it has begun. Can't say it's great timing for me since I am away from home but I will still be staying within the guidelines of spending only $25 a week per person and cooking healthier meals. For my family that's $175/week which is basically $75 more than I normally spend so the spending less will be easy - it's the healthier cooking I have to work on!

My plan for the first 2 weeks is to spend as little as possible and make meals for my family and my parents - most of them will be meals that I have memorized from home using meat my parents bought so at least I don't have to pay for that :)

Once I get back home, I plan to make some new and healthier meals - I have lots of ideas that I'm excited to try. Kirk is open to new ideas - my parents aren't as much - just adding challenges to the challenge!

Our meal plan for this week:

Monday - Veal Cutlets with Spaghetti (dad made - it was yummy and my cost was $0)

Tuesday - Chicken BBQ Wraps - chicken's already made - recipe is from the Kraft Cheese bag :) It looked good so I'm going to try it!

Wednesday - Mini-Meatloaves - have to make it for mom and dad!

Thursday - Shepherd's Pie - see above :)

Friday - Leftovers

Saturday - Open because I may be going to dinner with my SIL for a girl's night out!

For more information on the All You Grocery Challenge check out Moneywise Moms and while the challenge is closed you can follow along at the All You Grocery Challenge Blog


  1. You're off to a great start! Just want to warn you--I read through the fine print/rules and it says that whatever you submit at the end of the Challenge cannot "be published elsewhere," so I think that means we can't post it on our blogs. You could email for clarification, but if you really want to try to win this (and I know you can!), you should be careful.

  2. Then I won't post what I buy - thanks!