Trying to meal plan and spend less on groceries? This $115 grocery list for four has everything you need to feed your family for a week.
Hey friends! I finally have another meal plan and grocery list for you! It took me awhile because, well, life with five kids haha, but also because I wanted to try out a couple new-to-me recipes before including them. I don’t like to recommend recipes to you without having let my family try them first!
I’m calling this a meal plan for a family of four but honestly the dinners are enough for my family of seven since my kids are little, so keep that in mind!
A word about prices:
As with all of my meal plans, I’ve included my grocery list along with all the prices. As you’re probably aware, grocery prices here in the United States have changed a lot in the last couple years. I’m hoping that inflation will slow down and the prices will stabilize a bit, but this is just my reminder that the included grocery prices are current as of August 2023 in Texas and are obviously subject to change.
Feel free to check out some of my previous frugal meal plans below – just keep in mind that prices have changed in the time since publishing.
A couple more quick notes:
This meal plan and grocery list includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and a dessert!
As I explain before all of my meal plans, I’ve tried to include pretty much everything that you’ll need to buy with the exception of really basic things (for example flour, spices, basic condiments, etc.)
For this particular meal plan I priced everything at my local Walmart just to keep things simple. However, I am almost always able to get certain foods for cheaper (the meat for instance) by watching for markdowns or shopping sales at my local Kroger.
My Budget Friendly Meal Plan for Four
Eggs, oatmeal (regular or baked)
PB&J, quesadillas, hard-boiled eggs with fruit/veggies, leftovers
Apples, veggies with hummus, pretzels
- Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff, peas, buttered bread
- Chicken and Cheese Stuffed Biscuits, raw veggies
- Ground Beef Fried Rice
- Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Chicken, fettucine pasta, bagged romaine salad
- Cheesy Beef Quesadillas, chips and salsa
- Take-and-Bake Pizza, raw veggies (yay for easy!)
Helpful Meal Prep Resources
My $115 Grocery List
Apples, 3 lbs. – $4.52
Bag of Romaine salad – $2.98
Cucumbers, 2 – $1.12
Celery – $1.87
Baby carrots – $1.24
Garlic – $0.69
Onions, 2 – $1.72
Frozen mixed veggies – $0.98
Frozen peas – $0.98
Ground beef, 3 lbs. – $12.92
Chicken breasts, approx. 5 lbs. – $15.00
Dairy / other refrigerated stuff
Eggs, 2 – 18 count – $3.48
Milk, 2 gallons – $5.44
Sour cream, 8 oz. – $1.00
Heavy cream, 16 oz. – $2.78
Shredded mozzarella cheese, 16 oz. – $3.98
Shredded cheddar cheese, 16 oz. – $3.98
Take-and-bake pizza, extra large – $7.47
Jumbo canned biscuits, 16 oz. – $1.78
Hummus – $2.87
“Center of the store”
Multigrain bread – 2 loaves (for lunch sandwiches) – $4.96
Old fashioned oats, 42 oz. – $3.98 (for breakfast oatmeal)
Tortillas – $1.98
Long grain rice – $1.77
Fettucine – $1.77
Wide egg noodles – $1.43
Cream of mushroom soup – $0.92
Brown gravy mix – $0.40
Italian diced tomatoes , 14.5 oz. – $0.88
Pasta sauce – $1.62
Salsa – $2.36
Tortilla chips – $1.98
Chocolate chips – $2.32
Instant chocolate pudding – $0.83
Devil’s Food cake mix – $0.98
Peanut butter – $3.98
Jelly – $1.98
Pretzels – $2.24
Total = $113.48 (yay, right under $115!)
What do you think? Would this $115 grocery list work for your family?
The articles below talk more about feeding your family on a budget so check them out!
- 15 Tips for Meal Planning on a Tight Budget
- How Much to Budget for Groceries per Month
- Budget Meal Prep: Ideas and Recipes You’ll Love
- The 35 Best Cheap Foods to Buy When You’re Broke
- 75 Frugal Family Friendly Dinner Ideas
Thanks for stopping by the blog today! If you love the idea of meal planning and want to make it more of a habit, be sure to check out my printable Meal Planner and Recipe Binder, on sale for a limited time for just 5 bucks!