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Control Your Food Costs

Updated: Aug 28, 2020

Food prices are insane right now. I see it. You see it. We're all feeling the squeeze on our food budgets. Grocery costs keep climbing during this COVID crisis. The food supply chain is under significant strain and it’s affecting food costs. How do you keep those costs under control?

To help you and my clients, I've put together a sample week of meals, a weekly meal plan, full of low-cost, budget-friendly food my family enjoys. I’ve compiled 32 low cost, healthy enough, low effort recipes to help you with your food budget. My family eats these often and loves them.

How do you get these recipes? Sign up for my email list and you’ll get a link to download the PDF.

The meal plan contains the following recipes.


  • Blueberry muffin oatmeal with peanut butter

  • Breakfast tacos

  • Best ever banana muffins

  • Apple pie cream of wheat

  • Breakfast smoothies

  • French toast or eggy bread

  • Spinach quiche


  • Fried egg sandwich on English muffin

  • Black bean soup

  • Sweet potatoes with leftover chili

  • Grilled cheese

  • Harvest bisque

  • Chicken salad sandwich


  • Salsa chicken on Mexican-style salad

  • Chili

  • Healthy, creamy, cheeseless mac and cheese

  • BBQ pulled pork sandwiches

  • Healthier hamburger helper

  • Mediterranean rice, hummus, and veggies

  • Roasted veggies and kielbasa with rice


  • Dark chocolate banana smoothie

  • Pumpkin brownie fudge

  • Banana bread

  • Apple cranberry crisp

  • Green smoothie

Snacks and Sides

  • Homemade hummus

  • Chocolate hummus

  • Hard boiled eggs

  • Black forest smoothie

  • Green, super tropical protein smoothie

  • Costco berry smoothie

  • Cowboy caviar

That‘s it for now! We have other low cost, healthy enough dishes that my family likes to make. Our diet staples are many different kinds of soups, eggs, beans, vegetables, fruits, and then grains and meats. I tend to buy food that’s on sale and freeze until we need to eat it. We store our dried beans in the freezer. I make our own broth for the most part, and try to make as much food from scratch as possible, while working more than 50 hours per week and being a mom. That‘s one way we keep our costs down.

As I collect different low cost, easy recipes, I’ll make more meal plans. Subscribe to stay tuned! Follow me on Instagram at @saver.street and Facebook at Saver Street Financial Coaching.

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