When it comes to meal planning I have only one goal in mind, keep the entire month of eating for our family of five under $400!
THE only objective and I easily make it work every single month.
Take a look for yourself! I’m sharing with you exactly what our family will be eating this month in our monthly meal plan and also giving you the exact penny amount we spent on groceries for the entire month!
You can totally feed your own family for a few hundred dollars a month! In a quick 10 minute read on my post how to get started meal planning on a budget you will have all the info and FREE printables you need to start saving your family thousands of dollars each year!
How to Start Meal Planning
THE number one thing that helped us to cut our food spending by thousands a year, is solely attributed to meal planning!
You can read in more detail about how we go about monthly meal planning in this article. You will see exactly how we plan a budget so we are able to spend so much on groceries all at one time.
These printables I am sharing with you are the exact thing I use to keep our meal planning on budget. You can get them for FREE!
Though I have a complete months worth of meals all planned out for your convenience, it is still my suggestion that you print out these blank templates and fill in meals based off of what you already have in you pantry, fridge, and freezer.
You can use this pre-planned meal plan to give you some ideas. Download the meal planning templates by clicking on the image below.
Make sure that you are stacking the savings! After you have your grocery list in order. Make sure that you are shopping the sales at your local stores and be sure to get as many rebates as possible!
My very favorite and easiest way to get money back from grocery shopping is by using Ibotta!
It is SO SIMPLE! Get the app, look to see which rebates are available at the specific store you plan to shop at, purchase qualifying products, upload your receipt right into the app, and the cash will be credited to your account!
If you are new to using Ibotta, make sure to use my link to sign up and you will get $10 instantly after you claim your first rebate!
April 2017 Monthly Meal Plan
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ALSO, I make a completely new meal plan every single month. You can check those out right here!
April 2017 Grocery Haul
Before you watch, comment down below to see what you think the grand total was for our monthly grocery haul was this month. Let’s see who can get the closest!
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FREE Printable - Meal Planning on a Budget Toolkit!
There are three things that helped our one income family build an emergency fund, pay off over $20,000 in debt, and start saving to buy our first home and MEAL PLANNING is one of those!
By using this Meal Planning on a Budget Toolkit you will start to see YOUR MONEY build up in your bank account, all while saving time and stress at dinner time!