Budget Meal Plan – 5 Dinners for Under $100

As grocery prices continue to rise, we are all looking for ways to feed our families nutritious meals without breaking the bank. We have put together this weeknight budget meal plan including 5 dinners to serve 4 people. This is great for families or a bonus if you cook the full recipe and can save leftovers for lunch! This meal plan also happens to be vegetarian with very simple gluten-free and vegan substitutions!

The total for these groceries comes out to just under $100, meaning you have room to add your favourite snacks, treats, and breakfast foods to hit the minimum order quantity. That means each recipe comes out to just $2/serving! Get our top tips for grocery shopping on a budget!

For this meal plan you will need the following in your pantry & grab the fresh ingredients below:

  • Soy sauce or tamari
  • Sesame oil
  • Maple Syrup
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chili Oil or Chili garlic sauce (optional)
  • Boullion Cube
  • Ground spices: cumin, chili/chipotle, curry powder

Monday – Burrito Bowls

Tip: Cook 3x the amount of rice you would normally for this recipe and save the leftovers for fried rice and curry! This also makes a great leftover lunch!

Easy Black Bean Burrito Bowl. Spicy black beans, roasted peppers and veggies, zesty guacamole, pico de gallo, fresh lettuce. DIY Burrito Bowl Chipotle style. | VeganRicha.com #vegan #glutenfree #soyfree #bowl #recipe

Tuesday – Tofu & Broccoli Fried Rice

Tip: we love adding hot sauce or chili oil to this recipe for extra flavour!

budget meal plan fried rice

Wednesday – Chickpea Potato Curry

Option to make extra garlic naan with tortillas

budget friendly chickpea curry

Thursday – Spaghetti Squash Stir Fry

budget friendly stir fry

Friday – Broccoli Breakfast Pizza

Note- we omitted the bacon from this recipe to keep it more budget-friendly. Feel free to add any leftover vegetables or canned tomatoes to the pizza as well!

breakfast pizza

Grocery List – All the Ingredients you need can be found in the link below!


  • Rice
  • Black Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Coconut Milk
  • Canned Tomato
  • Tortillas/Pitas (Optional)


  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Avocado
  • Pepper
  • Tomato
  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach
  • Frozen Peas
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Broccoli
  • Green Onion
  • Cilantro
  • Lime


  • Tofu
  • Eggs (Sub Just Egg or omit)
  • Pizza Crust (Sub Gluten-Free Crust)
  • Cheese or dairy-free cheese shreds
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