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
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!
Tip: we love adding hot sauce or chili oil to this recipe for extra flavour!
Option to make extra garlic naan with tortillas
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!
Grocery List – All the Ingredients you need can be found in the link below!
- Black Beans
- Coconut Milk
- Canned Tomato
- Tortillas/Pitas (Optional)
- Frozen Peas
- Spaghetti Squash
- Green Onion
- Eggs (Sub Just Egg or omit)
- Pizza Crust (Sub Gluten-Free Crust)
- Cheese or dairy-free cheese shreds