Meijer Meal Planning Week 5/6: 6 Meals $39 Bucks

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Meijer Meal Planning Week 5/6: 6 Meals $39 Bucks

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For this week, using the Favado App and our 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. (sale dates )

Meal 1: Stuffed Peppers  $8.99

  • 1 lb ground round
  • 4 peppers, mix of colors, tops and seeds removed, tops reserved
  • 1 C rice (pantry)
  • 2 C water (pantry)
  • 1 egg (pantry)
  • 1 t dried oregano (pantry)
  • ½ t basil (pantry)
  • ½ t salt (pantry)
  • ¼ t pepper (pantry)
  • 1 can Hunt’s tomato sauce

Directions:  Place the rice and water in a saucepan.  Cover and bring to a simmer for 20 minutes, until the rice is tender and water is absorbed.  Place in a bowl and fluff, allowing it to cool. In a large bowl, mix the rice, egg, and seasonings.  Stuff into peppers, placing the tops on top, and place in a baking dish standing up. Bake in a 375°F oven for 1 hour, until the meat is no longer pink in the center.  Top with the tomato sauce and bake another 10 minutes.


Meal 2:  Easy Chicken and Waffles  $4.98

  • 2 lb chicken thighs
  • 1 bag Meijer frozen mixed vegetables
  • ¼ C flour (pantry)
  • 1 box Meijer frozen waffles

Directions:  Place the chicken thighs in a slow cooker.  Season with salt and pepper. Top with the vegetables, cover, and set to low for 6-8 hours.  Remove the chicken, shredding the meat and discarding bones and skin. Return the chicken to the slow cooker.  Mix the flour with about 3 T cold water, stirring until smooth. Add to the slow cooker, stirring well. Turn cooker to high and allow to cook 5 more minutes, until gravy is thickened.  Toast the waffles and serve with the chicken mixture over the top.


Meal 3:  Pork Loin 2 Ways – First Night: Tacos  $8.45

  • 4 lb boneless center cut pork loin
  • 1 onion, diced (pantry)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 pkg Meijer fajita tortillas
  • 1 jar Meijer True Goodness thick & chunky salsa

Directions:  Place the pork loin and onion in a slow cooker and season with salt and pepper.  Cover and set to low for 6-8 hours. Remove from the slow cooker, cut in half, refrigerating half for the next meal.  Shred the half for this meal, and serve in the tortillas and top with the salsa.


Meal 4: Pork Loin Barbecue  $3.50

  • ½ pork loin leftovers (pantry)
  • 2 4 count packages King Hawaiian rolls, cut in half
  • 1 bottle Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce, any variety

Directions:  Shred the pork loin and place in a saucepan.  Pour in barbecue sauce to the desired sauciness. Heat over medium heat until warm throughout.  Serve on the rolls.


Meal 5: Grilled Sausage with Rice and Broccoli  $3

  • 1 pkg John Morrell smoked sausage
  • 2 crowns fresh broccoli
  • 2 C rice (pantry)
  • 4 C water (pantry)
  • Butter (pantry)

Directions:  Grill the sausage to the desired doneness.  Steam the broccoli with the desired method. Place the rice and water in a saucepan.  Cover and bring to a simmer for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed.  Serve the broccoli and rice with butter.


Meal 6:  Sloppy Joes  $9.48

  • 1 lb ground round
  • 1 can Manwich sauce
  • 1 bag Meijer frozen tater bites
  • 1 bag Meijer shredded cheddar

Directions:  Brown the ground round and drain.  Add the Manwich and simmer for 15 minutes.  Prepare the tater bites as directed on the package.  Serve the Manwich over the tater bites and top with cheddar.


This week, six homemade meals will cost only $38.40!

Thanks for stopping by! I'm Tatanisha! When I'm not blogging about ways to save money, frugal lifestyle, easy recipes, or my latest travel adventures, you can find me over at This Worthey Life! I'm always looking for ways to save money, but value quality over quantity. I enjoy reading and also finding out ways to keep up with the latest social media changes!

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