Meijer Meal Planning Week 11/11: 6 Meals $35

Easy Meals Just $35 Bucks!

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Meijer Meal Planning Week 11/11: 6 Meals $35

It’s a new week of bringing you these awesome budget friendly meal planning for all of you Meijer Shoppers. 

For this week the Meijer Matchups posted here on A Mitten Full Of Savings, I’ve been able to come up with a whole week’s worth of dinners that will cost you less than $50, along with a few things from your pantry!   You can also print out my FREE Meal Planning printables that will help you plan and organize your meals each week! (this is always super helpful for me!!)

  • This is based on a family of 4-5- so you will need to adjust it accordingly for a bigger or smaller family.
  • All items are on sale or part of the lower Meijer price. If you don’t have the pantry items, then you will need to add those into your final price.

Easy Meals Just $35 Bucks!

Meal 1: Roasted Chicken Breasts with Baked Potatoes and Vegetables  $7.05

  • 3 lb boneless/skinless chicken breasts (half for next meal)
  • Salt and pepper (pantry)
  • 4 Russet potatoes, scrubbed and pierced
  • Butter (pantry)
  • 1 bag Meijer frozen vegetables

Directions:  place the chicken in a baking dish and season with salt and pepper.  Cover with foil and bake in a 400°F oven for 1 hour or until a thermometer placed in the thickest part of the breast reads 165°F.  Bake the potatoes on the oven as the same time as the chicken until a fork pierces the center of the potato easily. Steam or microwave the vegetables to desired doneness.  Reserve half of the chicken for the next meal.

Meal 2: Quick Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup  $5.87

  • 2 cartons chicken stock
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced (pantry)
  • 3 carrots, diced (pantry)
  • 3 ribs celery, diced (pantry)
  • 1 ½ lb leftover roasted chicken breasts, diced (pantry)
  • 1 bag Meijer egg noodles, any width

Directions:  Place all of the ingredients except the noodles in a stockpot.  Add 1 box of water. Bring to a simmer for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.  Add in the egg noodles and cook until tender. Serve with crusty bread if desired.

Meal 3:  Easy Goulash  $5.99

  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 2 onions, diced (pantry)
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced (pantry)
  • 2 jars Meijer pasta sauce, any red variety
  • 1 box Mueller’s elbow macaroni

Directions:  Brown the ground beef, onions, and garlic in a Dutch oven; drain.  Add in the pasta sauce and bring to a simmer for 30 minutes. In another pot, bring water to a boil and cook the pasta for 2 minutes less than the box indicates; drain.  Add to the sauce mixture, cover, and remove from heat for 10 minutes. Serve with parmesan and crusty bread if desired.

Meal 4:  Herbed Pork Loin with Rice and Vegetables  $6.97

  • 3 lb center cut half boneless pork loin (half for next meal)
  • 1 t garlic powder (pantry)
  • 1 t salt (pantry)
  • ½ t pepper (pantry)
  • 1 t rosemary (pantry)
  • 2 C rice (pantry)
  • 4 C water (pantry)
  • 1 bag Meijer frozen vegetables, any variety

Directions:  Place the pork loin in a slow cooker, fat side up.  Sprinkle with the seasonings, cover, and set to low for 6-8 hours.  30-40 minutes before serving, place the rice and water in a saucepan, cover, and bring to a simmer for 20 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender.  Steam or microwave the vegetables to desired doneness. Reserve half of the pork loin for the next meal.

Meal 5:  Pork and Pierogies  $5.00

  • ½ pork loin, leftover, shredded or cubed (pantry)
  • 2 boxes Mrs. T’s Pierogies
  • 1 jar Meijer alfredo sauce, any variety

Directions:  Place the ingredients in a casserole dish and stir to mix.  Cover and bake in a 350°F oven for 1 hour. Serve with parmesan if desired.

Meal 6:  Stuffed Acorn Squash  $5.07

  • 2 acorn squash, cut in half top to bottom, seeds removed
  • 1 chub Jimmy Dean sage sausage
  • 4 slices white bread, torn into small pieces (pantry)
  • 1 apple, peeled and diced (pantry)
  • Shredded cheddar, if desired (pantry)

Directions:  Place the squash in a baking dish.  Brown the sausage until no pink remains.  Add the bread and apple, stirring to mix well.  Place equal amounts of mixture in the squash cavities.  Cover with foil and bake in a 400°F oven for 1 hour, until the squash is tender when pierced with a fork.  Top with cheddar if desired and serve.

This week, six homemade meals will cost only $35.95!


You can find more Meijer Meal Planning ideas HERE 



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  1. Janice
    November 11, 2018

    Hi! Tatanisha. I am thrilled to see Meijer has brought back meal planning! As a busy mom of 5. Meal planing is a necessity! I love the ideas and recipes! It really helps! Thank you for your hard work!

    • November 11, 2018

      Hi Janice!

      These are actually not provided by Meijer. These meal plans are provided by me and my team each week, and we have several years worth of meal plans if you want to dig around. THANK YOU for the feedback, I’m glad to know they are helping!! Thanks for stopping by!

      • Janice
        November 12, 2018

        Oh wow! Meijer had a meal plan in the past it was real useful! It had a shopping list with it and it uses specials from the store each week. I realized this was different but I found it under Meijer. Well thanks again it helped me out this week! Some weeks I sit with 2 or 3 nights blank trying to come up with something different and budget friendly! You and your team helped! Thanks again! Janice

        • November 12, 2018

          You know, I remember that. I wonder why they stopped doing it? Weird!

        • November 12, 2018

          You’re welcome! So glad they are being used! Thanks!

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