Maybe you're trying to cook more at home. Or perhaps you're trying to stick to a stricter grocery budget. Whatever the case, finding wholesome recipes that are both exciting and satisfying can be a challenge. That's where this weeklong meal plan comes into the picture.
It'll help shake up your mealtime routine, simplify the process of grocery shopping, and prove that it's totally possible to cook delicious recipes on a budget. As an added bonus, because these recipes call for similar ingredients — like eggs, pasta, beans, and other inexpensive staples — it also produces little waste.
The following grocery list is for one person's breakfast, lunch, and dinner — not snacks — but you can easily double, triple, or quadruple it depending on how many people you're cooking for. Depending on your appetite, you'll probably also have plenty of leftovers to play around with.
Depending on where you live and where you shop, the total cost of these groceries will vary. But taking into account prices from Walmart, this list came out to around $65 for me.
You'll also need a few pantry staples such as olive oil, salt, pepper, vanilla extract, baking powder, and whatever spices you might already have on hand.
Get creative and use what you've got. While some of these recipes call for more ingredients, many can be omitted without compromising flavor. Together with those few pantry staples, this grocery list should be sufficient for the entire week of meals.