The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook – Meal Plan Week 1

While I have been doing pretty good each week spending around $100 per week for groceries, that is for 5 people primarily and 7 people three weekends a month, I decided that I wanted to start trying to find other things to make for dinner. I also need and want to encourage more veggie intake in my household for not only  my kids but for myself. I am not great at eating veggies, not because I don’t like that, simply because I got lazy with eating them.

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When I was unpacking in the new house I found my The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook and thought maybe this would really be a great thing to test out. I love the this cookbook goes beyond simply sharing 200 recipes for quick, delicious and nourishing meals, it goes on to share tips on grocery shopping, using coupons and meal planning as well as other tidbits of useful information.

This is my Week 1 Main Dish Meal Plan — meaning each day this is the recipe I shall try. Each meal will have either veggies “hidden” within the recipe or on the side as well as a fruit choice for some meals.

  1. Broccoli Tuna Casserole – listed on page 57
  2. Slow Cooker Meatballs with Spaghetti – listed on page 65
  3. Pizza Wraps – listed on page 80
  4. Slow Cooker Steak & Potatoes – listed on page 149
  5. Meat & Potato Lasagna – listed on page 153

Each of the above recipes do tell you the side to have with it, but I will be adjusting a little based on known likes and dislikes around this home. I am so excited to be testing out this cookbook that I received a long time ago through my other blog!

How do you feed your  family on a budget, any tips or suggestions?