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1st Post in the New Series, Prepping 5 THM S Meals in an Hour on a Budget


I am so happy about this meal plan. I wanted to come up with a meal plan that was all low carb, S for Trim Healthy Mama, that could feed 5 adults, be prepped ahead and on a reasonable budget. If I could buy it at Aldi, that’s exactly what I did. My goal was to stay under $60 for all of the meals. No coupons were used, no secrets used, just shopping at the cheapest store near me and eating good meals.

Here is my menu and the cost break down:

Taco Soup $11.29 This is my crockpot recipe, minus the bell pepper and mushrooms. If you have them or have a little more room in your budget, get them. It will add even more nutrition.

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole  with salad 11.38 How I broke down the salad: Organic greens in a plastic container is 3.49. I package of grape tomatoes is 1.69 and 1 cucumber is .49. We will have this as a side for 2 meals so I added all of those together and divided by 2 for a total per meal 2.90 (we still have some left over after the first week to be used the next week)

Tilapia  with salad and 10.68 I used one bag of brussel sprouts, 16 oz and reduced the cheese a little since I wasn’t using as many sprouts.

Creamy Chicken and Zucchini  with parmesan roasted carrots for a total of 10.62

Beefy Cabbage Casserole with roasted asparagus for a total of 10.02
The total is $53.99. I didn’t include olive oil or garlic or parmesan cheese. If you need all 3 of those, you might still be under the total of $60 that I was shooting for. My salad dressing was a drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice with a pinch of salt and pepper. The family had ranch.

In the pdf I showed what the cost of each item was for me. You can save more buying cheaper ground beef or by looking around for meat on sale. I know a local Mexican Meat Market has lean ground beef for 3.99lb and boneless, skinless chicken breasts for 1.29lb. This would have dropped the cost by a few dollars.

Here is the link to the grocery PDF with my prices that I paid.

Here is the link to the youtube video

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