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Family Meal Planning – July 2020 Family Meal Plan

Are you trying to figure out how to start family meal planning? I get it, it can be super tricky! 

Lot’s of opinions on what should be on the table which not only makes things complicated, but can also make your grocery bill quickly add up by the HUNDREDS!

No seriously! If you don’t do your family meal planning carefully you could easily add on a couple hundred dollars every month!

The good news is that you can still feed your family flavorful recipes, that are crowd pleasing, and still keep your grocery budget super low! 

Our family of five only spends about $400 a month on food! We used to spend over $1,000 when it was just hubby and I!

In this month’s family meal plan I am giving you all the yummy meals I’m feeding my picky eaters on a small budget!

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June 2020 Monthly Meal Plan – 20 Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas

Are you a meal planning nerd like I am?

Okay maybe I really appreciate it a little too much…

But I mean, meal planning is one small habit, uniquely the way I do it, that has helped our family cut our food spending from $1,000 when it was just hubby and I,​​​​​ down to only $400 a month for our family of 5! 

​​That’s $600 SAVED each month, which equals $7,200 a year saved!!!


You might be thinking, “Hold on! Are you serious?”

Yup! You read it right and I am 100% serious! I’ve tracked down the numbers and you know what they say, “The numbers don’t lie!”​​​​

That’s why I LOVE sharing my monthly meal plans with you and I have June’s meal plan ready…​​

20 Fast & Easy dinner recipes for summer. These dinner ideas on a budget will not only save you money but they are also for family friendly dinner recipes.

20 Fast & Easy dinner recipes for summer. These dinner ideas on a budget will not only save you money but they are also for family friendly dinner recipes.

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May 2020 Meal Plan & Grocery Haul

How’s it going Pearl? Are you and your family doing okay during this crazy time?

Our family is doing pretty good! It’s a huge bummer the weather is warming up here in San Diego and all our normal go-to spring activities aren’t really available right now. 

BUT we are looking for the good and finding other things to have fun. Like starting our garden! It’s been super fun! What have you been up to?

Anyways… ready for this month’s meal plan? I’m SUPER EXCITED because I worked hard to find some super healthy meals that not only fit into the Whole 30 plan hubby and I are doing this month (sometimes a few minor adjustments might be needed), but I think our kids are going to love! For the most part…

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April 2020 Meal Plan & Grocery Haul

This meal planning on a budget post contains affiliate links at no additional cost to you. Thank you so much for supporting Pennies Into Pearls by using my links!

 

Spring is always a crazy time of year for our family. It’s the end of the school year, and we are gearing up to summer break (my favorite time of year)! 

 

This month, I am committed to sharing with you how my family deals with all of these  “unforeseen” events and plans for them as much as possible. 

 

This monthly grocery haul on a budget of $380 is really helping our family of five feel like we are eating healthy, while still sticking with a budget that is realistic while living in an expensive city. Take a look at our Costco grocery haul on a budget and learn tips to save money on groceries.
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February 2020 Meal Plan & Grocery Haul

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February is such a fun and challenging month, and this year it’s a whole day LONGER lol. I am sharing our meal plan for the month including valentines day plans and more fun for the family. Come along, I hope it inspires you this month. 

 

This meal planning on a budget post will help you plan a whole month of healthy and kid friendly meals your family will love. Continue Reading →

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January 2020 Meal Plan and Grocery Haul

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Whew! The holidays are over. There is something about having a fresh start in January that really makes things feel fresh. We have created this meal plan for the month based around simplicity and resetting after the holidays.

Pearl! I got you! Make sure you read this article on how to meal plan for beginners. In there you will find all the tips you need to make sure that you plan to the best of your ability and stay on budget!

Use this family budget meal plan this January and feed your family for under $520! You will start saving money on groceries as soon as you use this family budget meal plan! Continue Reading →

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Thanksgiving Meal Plan & Grocery Haul

This Thanksgiving Meal Plan post is sponsored by Fetch Rewards. Thank you for using my links to support Pennies Into Pearls at no additional cost to you. 

Thanksgiving is next week! Or depending on when you read this I guess that could be different. But for us here in this moment, it’s next week! How would it feel to know that someone already has the most mouth-watering Thanksgiving meal plan all ready for you?

What if someone not only had the meal plan ready for you, but also had a grocery list that will keep your grocery grand total UNDER $50 for the entire Thanksgiving dinner!?!

Yeah that would be nice! Let me know if you find someone doing that please! 

Just kidding!

You came to the right place! In this post I am going to show you how to plan, shop, and host an amazing Thanksgiving dinner for under $50!

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November 2019 Grocery Haul

Does the thought of feeding your family seem like an endless task. Well… you’re right. As long as you are alive, this will most likely be your responsibility for anyone under your roof. The good news is that I have a monthly meal plan that will help lower your stress!

Not only do I have my monthly meal plan for November to share with you, but I am also showing you what it looks like to shop all of the month’s groceries in one morning!

When you meal plan for a large family it’s easy to go over budget. Here is how you can meal plan on a budget for a large family and still eat really tasty food that everyone in the family will love. Continue Reading →

October 2019 Whole 30 Meal Plan for Families

You’re motivated! You have your entire month’s worth of whole 30 meal plan ready for your family. This is going to be awesome! You’re family is going to be SO HEALTHY!

And then you sit down for the first meal and reality sets in. None of your kids will even try dinner…

Holy frustrating! Right?

In this month’s whole 30 meal plan I made sure to choose not only budget friendly meals, but are recipes that either your family will love as is or are easily adaptable to accommodate any picky eaters. 

 

Whole 30 Meal Planning VIDEO giving you tips on how to eat healthy as a family showing you how to not only plan budget friendly meals, but pick healthy recipes that either your family will love as is or are easily adaptable to accommodate any picky eaters. FREE PRINTABLE meal plan with links to whole 30 recipes Continue Reading →