Get In The Groove Of Saving Money On Groceries With February’s Budget Meal Plan! A Month of Kid Friendly Dinners for $217.87!

February is such an exciting month!  The Super Bowl – GO BRONCOS, Valentine’s Day and this year, my FIRST Anniversary!  February’s Budget Meal Plan is exciting too with special dinners on Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine’s Day.  Did I mention, GO BRONCOS!?

February Menu Plan

For February, I’ve included four NEW kid-friendly recipes and plenty of make-ahead and crockpot meals to help make dinner a breeze!  This months Budget Meal Plan has a month of kid friendly dinners to feed a family of four with one leftover night a week for only $218!  Each months menu also includes FREE printable weekly and monthly grocery lists and printable recipes.  This way you can take a look at the recipes, and the grocery lists to see what you can buy in bulk, and what you can make double batches of for lunches!

February Menu Plan

New recipes are going to be posted throughout the month, and ALWAYS before the date that is on the meal plan.  Sign up to receive e-mails at the top of the screen and get all new recipes, meal plans and how-to’s delivered right to your inbox.  For the FREE printable version of this meal plan, the grocery lists and the recipes, scroll down the the bottom and click the links.  For recipes with step-by-step directions with pictures, click the recipe name below.

February Menu Plan

You may also be asking yourself, how does she do it?  How do you feed a family dinner for only $218 a month?  Well first of all, I shop around.  I look at the sales at my local grocery stores, and buy as much in bulk as I can.  Buying things like beans, rice, and meats in bulk saves you money and only takes an extra 10 minutes to divide up and freeze.  Like in previous menus, I shopped around but most of my groceries are bought at Sprouts.  I am able to save a lot of money this way without compromising the quality of ingredients.  Most of my canned goods are bought at Walmart, because they have the lowest prices around on canned goods.  If you have a Costco membership, take advantage of it.  That is why I have included both the monthly and weekly grocery list so that if you wanted to buy in bulk, you have everything you need right in front of you!  Being able to stick to a grocery list is the BEST way to save money!

February 2016 Budget Meal Plan

29 Days of Kid-Friendly Dinners for $217.87!

Note:  The weekly grocery lists include all of the groceries you will need.  Some items like frozen vegetables etc., are written as smaller amounts than in the monthly list.

Week One

February 1 – 6, 2016

February Menu Plan

February 1

Macaroni and Cheese
Peas

February 2

20-Minute Ground Beef Tacos

grocery list includes; meat, cheese, tomatoes and lettuce

February 3

Chicken Caesar Wraps

use leftover lettuce from Tuesday

February 4

Leftover Night

February 5

CrockPot Beef and Broccoli
Rice

make extra rice for next Monday

February 6

CrockPot Spaghetti and Meatballs

This Spaghetti Sauce will make you famous! Easy Kid-Friendly Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

freeze leftover Spaghetti Sauce in 3 tupperware containers or ziplock bags for Baked Ziti, Pizza and Chicken Parmesan Casserole later in the month

Week Two

February Menu Plan

February 7 – 13, 2016

January 7 – Super Bowl Sunday

BBQ Pulled Pork

February 8

Egg Fried Rice

use leftover rice from last week

February 9 – Pancake Tuesday

Pancakes

February 10

Leftovers

February 11

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

homemade creamy tomato soup recipe grilled cheese croutons moms bistro

February 12

Never Fail BBQ Meatloaf
Sweet Potato Fries
Corn and Peas

February 13

Chicken Picatta – NEW!
Polenta
Broccoli

Week Three

February Menu Plan

February 14 – 20, 2016

February 14 – Valentine’s Day

Homemade Heart Shaped Pizza

shape pizza dough into a heart
use leftover frozen spaghetti sauce

February 15

Leftovers

February 16

Spaghetti with Garlic and Oil

February 17

CrockPot Chili

February 18

CrockPot French Onion Soup – NEW!

February 19

Chicken Tenders
* add hot sauce and butter to make Buffalo Chicken Tenders
Oven Baked French Fries

homemade french fries best fries oven baked french fries recipe moms bistro
Corn

February 20

Baked Ziti

use leftover frozen spaghetti sauce

Green Beans

Week Four

February Menu Plan

February 21 – 29, 2016

February 21

Roasted Chicken
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Broccoli

save bones and leftover chicken for Enchiladas and Asian Chicken Soup this week

February 22

Chicken Enchilada Cups

chicken enchilada cups recipe moms bistro homemade enchilada sauce kid friendly enchilada

with leftover chicken

February 23

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup – NEW!

with leftover chicken

February 24

Leftovers

February 25

Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

February 26

Pasta with Bacon and Peas

February 27

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

week night dinner 30 minute chicken parmesan casserole recipe chicken parmesan recipe moms bistro spaghetti sauce 20 minute meals
Broccoli

use remaining frozen spaghetti sauce

February 28

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps – NEW!

February 29

Leftovers

February Menu Plan

February’s menu is filled with delicious kid-friendly meals!  What kind of recipes would you like to see on March’s menu?  Share in the comments to help inspire me and other parents!  Still looking for the February breakfast, lunch and dinner menu?  Keep your eyes peeled… It won’t be long!

February 2016 Budget Meal Plan

February 2016 Budget Meal Plan Recipes

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup


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20 thoughts on “Get In The Groove Of Saving Money On Groceries With February’s Budget Meal Plan! A Month of Kid Friendly Dinners for $217.87!”

  • just curious when you will be posting all your recipes with the “NEW!” aside. They were not included in the pdf of recipes and they aren’t clickable when going through the meal plans. I tried searching your recipe box but came up short there also. Thanks! This is our first month trying this out and we are really excited about it!

      • ok I’ve got that, but that does not have the recipes for the asian chicken noodle soup, the asian lettuce wraps or the chicken picatta. Thanks 🙂

        • Right, because I haven’t shared the recipe yet. Sign up for emails to get all of the new recipes right away. Also, I add the printable recipe links to the menu post when I post the new recipes 🙂

          • Hi Lindsie, my family and I are trying out your meal planning. I know you said to sign up for the emails to get the recipes sent directly. I’m confused on where we sign up for the emails. I didn’t see anything at the top of the page other than to share the site by email. Thanks!

      • does it take a few days to receive emails? I did sign up and clicked the confirmation email but didn’t receive this months stuff. I just assumed it would kick in next month! 🙂 Ok I will keep checking back for those recipes, thanks so much for all your help

          • I love the recipes and your meal plans. Thank you so much. Also I love that you put links up for the recipes with pics, and the month of meals with grocery list.You make my life so much easier!!!

          • You’re welcome! Thank you so much for sharing – it always makes me smile hearing how my meal plans and recipes help make your life a little easier!
            Have a great day,
            Lindsie =)

  • Lindsie I am new to your site and to meal planning. I love what I see I have printed out every month you have done since January 2015. My only question is do you freeze part of your meals? I bought 2 weeks worth of meals based on your November post and I am not sure how to go forward. Do you make up the meals as soon as you buy the groceries or as you go?

    • Hey Melissa!!

      Thanks so much for the kind words! It really depends on what I freeze and what I make in bulk etc. I’ve been trying to make some more notes for each week and for the month as what to make and freeze which is why I started adding the weekly grocery lists. If you send me an email to lindsie@momsbistro.net with the weeks you’re looking at and what you wanted to do ahead of time, I’d be glad to help!

      Have a great day!

  • Hi Lindsie! I just found your site and it’s amazing! Thank you so much for posting your menus. It’ll definitely make my life easier. :). I did have a quick question though. For the Fried Rice meal, you don’t say how much rice to use. Is it just as much or as little as you want or do you have an amount that you typically use? Thanks again!

  • Hello, I am trying your recipes out this month for the first time. I have been getting your email lists but there is none for the French Onion Soup. I know that you mentioned you weren’t ready to share in other comments, but it’s the night before. As a working mom with a husband who works opposite hours I do, It would make a world of difference to have been able to prep so I can have this ready for my husband when he leaves for work. I appreciate all of your recipes and you are saving us a ton of time. I just was wondering. Thank you!

    • Hi Samantha,

      I apologize, it’s been a crazy month for me, and I have been behind on a lot. I recently switched to a new server too, and a few posts got lost in translation. I know that this is a little late, but if you send me an e-mail to lindsie@momsbistro.net, I will get the recipe over to you right away, and then figure out what happened on here to get it posted. Thank you for the kind words, and I look forward to your email =)

  • Hi! We’ve been following your meal plans for two months name and hAve been saving SOOOO much money! I was wondering when the March plan will be up? I’m sure you’re super busy, so I was just wondering. We went ahead and redid a week from January for the first week on the new month since we go to the store on Saturday. Thank you!!!

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