How To Spend $50 On Groceries A Week

how to spend $50 a week on groceries

Millions of Americans are wondering why they still spend so much money on food when they haven’t been to a restaurant in months. They don’t know how to spend $50 on groceries a week.

Going to the grocery store isn’t enough, you need to be smart about it. Stop over-buying just to throw things out on Sunday. If you are disciplined and truly want to save, $50 can feed a single person for an entire week. Here’s how to spend $50 on groceries a week:

Shopping List 

  • 2 lbs ground beef – $8.50
  • 2 lbs chicken breast (3 breasts) – $6.20
  • 2 dozen eggs – $3.75
  • 1 pack of flour tortillas – $2.35
  • 1 pack of shredded cheese (8 oz) – $2.10
  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce – $1.42
  • 1 can of corn – $0.79
  • 1 can of beans – $0.79
  • 2 green peppers – $1.59
  • 1 onion – $0.78
  • 1 McCormick chili seasoning pack – $1.50
  • 2 can tomato sauce (8 oz) – $0.89
  • 2 lb bag of potatoes – $1.99
  • 1 jar of mayonnaise (30 oz) – $1.99 
  • 6 rolls – $1.99
  • 1 lb bananas – $0.99
  • ½ gallon of milk – $2.18
  • 1 box spaghetti (16 oz) – $1.49
  • 1 box of ziti (16 oz) – $1.99
  • 2 cans of tuna (12 oz) – $2.49
  • 1 can chicken salad (5 oz) – $0.98
  • 16 oz of butter – $0.89

Total – $47.64

*Pricing Sources Listed At Bottom Of Article

Now here is the meal schedule:

Monday

B – Cheese omelette (2 eggs, cheese)

L – Tuna melt (1 can tuna, 1 roll, cheese)

D – Chili (½ lb ground beef, ½ can corn, ½ can beans, ⅕ of shredded cheese pack, onion, green pepper, tomato sauce)

Tuesday

B – 3 scrambled eggs and toast

L – Chicken quesadilla (½ chicken breast, cheese) 

D – Ziti (8 oz) with meat sauce (¼ lb ground beef, ½ can tomato sauce)

Wednesday

B – French toast (3 eggs, 4 slices of bread)

L – Small sloppy joe (¼ lb ground beef, 1 roll)

D – Chopped chicken cheese steak (1 chicken breast, 1 roll, cheese)

Thursday

B – 2 fried eggs, home fries (potatoes)

L – Chicken quesadilla (½ chicken breast, cheese) 

D – Spaghetti with veggies on side (8 oz Spaghetti, tomato sauce, ½ can corn, ½ can beans)

Friday

B – Breakfast burrito (2 eggs, cheese, green pepper)

L – Tuna on a roll (1 can of tuna, 1 roll)

D – Chicken and mashed potatoes (1 chicken breast, 1 potato, milk and butter)

Saturday

B – French toast (3 eggs, 4 slices of bread)

L – Stuffed pepper (¼ lb ground beef, 1 green pepper, cheese, onion)

D – Meatball Sub (½ lb ground beef, 1 roll, tomato sauce, cheese)

Sunday

B – Home fries and eggs. You will likely have leftover eggs and potatoes to carry over into next week. 

L –  Chicken salad on a roll (1 can chicken salad, 1 roll, lettuce)

D – Ziti with veggies (Rest of ziti, rest of corn, rest of beans, tomato sauce)

There you have it, how to spend $50 on groceries in a week.

Have a different strategy? Let us know in the comments!

*Pricing source:

https://www.bls.gov/regions/mid-atlantic/data/averageretailfoodandenergyprices_usandmidwest_table.htm

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