This month’s menu was scheduled to be published and sent to inboxes everywhere this Friday, but so many of you have been asking me for the past week when March’s menu would be posted, I figured what the heck, it’s been a slow week, why not post it now! Enjoy, and share with your friends and family. Eating healthy, delicious meals doesn’t have to cost a lot – with a little bit of planning (which I took care of), and a little dedication you will be able to keep your family and your wallet full.
I can’t believe it’s March already! Can you smell spring in the air? No? Me either. I am definitely ready for warmer weather, and more importantly – NO SNOW! I love the month of March, it’s my birthday, and St. Patricks Day, so I always manage to get spoiled with gifts and delicious food. I just wish my father-in-law was here to make me some rubens!
Last month’s menu was a hit, and spread like wildfire on Pinterest – thank you to all of you who shared and passed on the menu. This months menu includes 31 days of no repeat dinners that are simple and delicious for only $166.46.
Like every month that I plan, I used Walmart Grocery to figure out the cost of the menu – but by shopping around at a couple different stores, and buying things that are on sale, it could be even less. For more tips on saving money on your groceries, check out these 8 Easy Ways to Save.
Eating healthy and delicious meals doesn’t need to cost a lot of money. With a little bit of planning, and some dedication, you can keep your family and your wallet full.
The recipes for this months menu are kid-tested and kid approved. Scroll down to the bottom for a printable menu and grocery list with everything you need to make the recipes on this menu with a little extra space incase I forgot something (which happens sometimes) or for you to add your own items to. And as a bonus, I have added a blank one-week meal planner with grocery list if planning meals for a week is easier for you.
Ultimate 30-Minute Stove Top Mac and Cheese
Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas
Sweet Potato Fries
Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs
Quick and Easy Pasta with Bacon and Peas
Easy 20 Minute Pasta with Bacon & Peas from Mom’s Bistro
Pierogies with Caramelized Onions
*Use leftover chicken from Sunday
Breakfast for Dinner
Chicken Noodle Soup Day
Chicken Noodle Soup
*Use leftover chicken from Sunday to make broth
March 15 – My Birthday!
Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce with Penne
*Make extra sauce for Mini Spaghetti Pies and Pizza later in the month
Asian Noodle Stir Fry
St. Patrick’s Day
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Sloppy Joe Day
Easy 20-Minute Sloppy Joes
Sweet Potato Fries
The BEST Sloppy Joe Recipe EVER! Only 3 Ingredients!
*Use leftover corned beef from Tuesday
Chicken Parmesan Meatball Sandwiches
BBQ Chicken and Rice Casserole
Mini Spaghetti Pies
Easy 30-Minute Mini-Spaghetti Pie Recipe
DIY Nacho Bar
The ULTIMATE Nacho Bar!
Tortilla Chip Crusted Chicken Fingers
Korean Beef and Rice
Sweet Potato Fries
Egg Fried Rice
Save even more money, and grind your own meat. I know it sounds weird, and extremely complicated, but with a food processor and a sharp knife you can have fresh ground meat anytime you want.
As you can tell, we’re HUGE pasta fans around here, but I must say, eating pasta is delicious and cheap. There have been weeks when we are struggling to make ends meet, and we worry about paying our bills or buying food, and having homemade pasta is always like the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s a hearty meal that goes a long way and feeds a lot of people. What kind of meals does your family enjoy?
Click the menu above to download a free printable PDF version of March’s menu and grocery list. And if you haven’t yet, scroll back up top and signup to have the new kid-friendly recipes from this months menu sent right to your inbox.
Click for a FREE printable one week meal planner with grocery list
A Month of Meals on A Budget | 28 Days of Dinners for $148 with FREE Printable Grocery List
A Month of Meals for $180 | 31 Days of Dinners on A Budget – January 2015 Budget Dinner Menu Plan