A Month Of Meal On A Budget | May 2015 Meal Plan | 31 Days of Dinners For $141 with 5 NEW Recipes!

Happy May, everyone!  May is always such a busy time for us, it’s Anthony’s birthday, my family comes out for their annual visit, it’s my Mom’s birthday, it’s my sister-in-laws birthday, and the list goes on and on!  

I am very proud of myself, and stuck to my guns, and posted all of the new recipes I could for April’s Month of Meals, and this month have included 5 NEW recipes for May’s Month of Meals!  Sign up with your email address above to have the new recipes delivered right to your inbox!  May’s new recipes include:

Chicken Quesadillas
Easy Grilled Chicken and Veggie Skewers
Chicken Noodle Casserole
BBQ Meatloaf
Eggplant Parmesan

May’s Month of Meals includes 31 days of dinners to feed a fmaily of 4 with special recipes for Mother’s Day, Cinco De Mayo, and Memorial Day for only $141.54!

A Month Of Meal On A Budget | May 2015 Meal Plan | 31 Days of Dinners For $141 with 5 NEW Recipes!

I used Walmart Grocery again like I did in January, February, March and April, to figure out the final cost of groceries for this months menu.  Walmart’s prices are pretty universal anywhere in America, so if you stick to the grocery list, and hit up sales at your local grocery stores you could save even more money!  Eating healthy and delicious meals doesn’t have to cost a lot money.  With a little bit of preparation, which I have already taken care of and some dedication you can keep your family and your wallet full.

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As we go through the month, if there isn’t a recipe up yet, I will be posting daily recipes that for the most part coincide with the recipes listed on this menu plan.  If you haven’t yet, at the top of the page, enter your e-mail address and have every recipe sent directly to your inbox along with future budget-friendly menu plans.  All recipes included in this meal plan are kid-tested and kid-approved by all the kiddos I cook for at school.  

Scroll down to the bottom for a printable menu and grocery list with everything that you need to make these meals at home.  The grocery list has some extra space in case I forgot an ingredient or two – which happens from time to time.

May 1

ultimate macaroni and cheese

Macaroni & Cheese
Baby Carrots

May 2

easy mexican roasted chicken recipe moms bistro

Roasted Chicken

april fools food | meatloaf cupcakes with mashed potatoes icing recipe
Mashed Potatoes
Peas
*Use leftover chicken tonight for quesadillas and chicken and rice casserole later in the week

May 3

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

Spaghetti
Salad
*Make extra sauce and freeze leftovers to use throughout the month

May 4

15 minute chicken quesadillas with leftover chicken moms bistro

Chicken Quesadillas – NEW!
Corn

May 5

cooking matters | share our strength | no kid hungry |} turkey tacos recipeTurkey Tacos

May 6

one dish jalapeno popper chicken and rice casserole

One-Dish Jalapeño Popper Chicken and Rice Casserole 
Broccoli

May 7

Leftovers

May 8

easy 20 minute pasta with bacon and peasPasta with Bacon and Peas

May 9

grilled chicken and veggie skewers mothers day moms bistro

Easy Grilled Chicken and Veggie Skewers – NEW!

May 10

Quite Possibly the ONLY Lasagna Recipe You'll Ever Need!
Quite Possibly the ONLY Lasagna Recipe You’ll Ever Need!

Lasagna
Caprese Salad

May 11

share our strengths cooking matters vegetable fried riceEgg Fried Rice

May 12

sloppy joes with hidden veggies 20 minute meal moms bistroSloppy Joes
Sweet Potato Fries
Corn

May 13

Leftovers

May 14

black bean and corn quesadillasBlack Bean and Corn Quesadillas

May 15

chicken noodle casserole recipe leftover chicken easy kid friendly dinner idea moms bistro

Chicken Noodle Casserole – NEW!
Broccoli

May 16

Homemade Chicken Nuggets with Hidden Vegetables Recipe

Homemade Chicken Nuggets with Hidden Veggies

May 17

BBQ Chicken Sliders – NEW!
Green Beans

May 18

Baked Ziti RecipeBaked Ziti
Salad

May 19

Leftovers

May 20

light and fluffy buttermilk pancakes recipe

top secret recipes by todd wilbur ihop corncake pancakes recipe

Breakfast For Dinner!

May 21

teriyaki chicken meatballsTeriyaki Chicken Meatballs
Rice
Peas

May 22

20 minute ground beef stroganoff recipe moms bistroGround Beef Stroganoff
Mixed Veggies

May 23

20 minute chorizo taco recipe

Chorizo Tacos
Corn

May 24

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

Spaghetti and Meatballs
Salad
*Use leftover spaghetti sauce from earlier in month and make fresh meatballs

May 25

Hot Dogs and Hamburgers
Salad

May 26

tortilla chip crusted chickn fingersTortilla Chip Crusted Chicken Fingers
Peas

May 27

Leftovers

May 28

april fools food | meatloaf cupcakes with mashed potatoes icing recipe

Meatloaf
Mashed Potatoes
Corn
*Make extra mashed potatoes for Shepherd’s Pie later in week.

never fail bbq meatloaf recipe moms bistro 30 minute meatloaf recipe kid friendly meatloaf

May 29

15 minute english muffin pizza recipe moms bistroEnglish Muffin Pizzas
Baby Carrots

May 30

Eggplant Parmesan – NEW!

May 31

traditional shepherd's pie recipe with hidden vegetables

 

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Add: taco shells, lettuce and sweet potatoes

Click on the grocery list above for a printable menu and grocery list.  

I’ve been writing these menus for 5 months now.  What are your favorite recipes?  Do some work better than others?  How have you used these monthly menus at home?  Please share in the comments below, and help inspire other families looking to save a few bucks on groceries each month!

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9 Comments

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  2. With nursing school just about done and almost all of my finals over for the week, today is THE DAY i go shopping to follow this meal plan! Thank you so much for doing this, we are on such a tight budget that sometimes the last two weeks of the month I’m scrounging to figure out dinner. This is a lifesaver, I can’t thank you enough.

  3. Can’t wait for your June menu!

  4. You have just made my life a lot easier. Thank you 🙂

  5. No june mealplan?

    • Hi Stine!!!

      It is out today! June’s Menu has 30 Days of Dinners for $134! I didn’t really have a better tome to post earlier in the week!

      Enjoy!

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