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$150/Week Food Budget – Canada (January)

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Last month, I released my December Meal Plans Ideas and I have continued to move forward with my $150/week family budget for our family of 6 in Canada. I was trying to stay within $100/person per month rule as per Jordan Page’s Budget Boot Camp recommendation. However, with January, there were 5 weeks. I have enough on my mind, I didn’t want to have to start grocery shopping on a new budget to spread the $600 monthly budget over 5 weeks. Nope, kept my sanity and stuck to the $150/week budget. Why switch over month to month. I know my weekly budget is working for us and I have saved a tremendous amount as I no longer shop rogue.

As I love to share our weekly meal plans, here is what we did for January with a few different cookbooks found at the library. I loved it when I received recommendations from friends and Instagram followers. If you have a go-to cookbook, let me know, I would love to try it out.

For the 5 weeks of January (well 2 days of December were added to this month) came to a total of:


Don’t forget to check out February’s post:

$150/Week Food Budget – Canada (February)

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Week 1

($130 – Grocery Haul & Receipts Instagram Post)


Week 2

($128 – Grocery Haul & Receipts Instagram Post)

MEALS with Yum & Yummer (Y&Y)  & Dinner Made Easy (DME) cookbooks

  • Indian Coconut Curry Chicken with Rice (Y&Y p. 152)
  • Cranberry Balsamic Roasted Pork Tenderloin (Y&Y p. 190) with Butternut Squash Bake (Six Sisters Standard Meal Plan 12-28-2018)
  • Simple Sunday Pot Roast (p. 198)
  • Taco Salad Casserole (DME p. 8)
  • Best Pork Chops (DME p. 58) with Maple Butter Sweet Potatoes (Y&Y p. 215)
  • Cheesy Chicken Quinoa Casserole (DME p. 154)


($163 – Grocery Haul & Receipts Instagram Post)

MEALS with Dinner Made Easy Cookbook

  • Slow Cooker Maple & Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin (p. 115) with Broccoli & Mashed Potatoes and Butternut Squash
  • Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Beef Stew (p. 112) with Buns
  • Baked Taquitos (p. 109)
  • One Pan Taco Skillet (p. 132)
  • Instant Pot Chicken Wings & Fries
  • French Onion Chicken Thighs with Butternut Squash Bake

Week 4

($115 – Grocery Haul & Receipts Instagram Post)

MEALS with Seriously Good Freezer Meals (SGFM) & Dinner Made Easy (DME) Cookbooks

  • Brown Sugar Meatloaf (SGFM p. 210) with Mashed Potatoes & Peas
  • Chicken Parmigiana (SGFM p. 139) with Fettuccini
  • Lasagna with Caesar Salad
  • Fiesta Pork Chops (DME p. 170) with rice bake
  • Brown Sugar Honey Salmon (DME p. 17) with Salad & Corn
  • Turkey Noodle Soup

Week 5

($184 – Grocery Haul & Receipts Instagram Post)

MEALS with Pioneer Woman cookbook

  • King Ranch Turkey  (p. 196-198) with Salad
  • Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup (p. 176-177)
  • Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs (p. 185-187) with Rice & Green Beans
  • Sweet & Sour Meatballs & Rice
  • Spaghetti & Meat Marinara Sauce
  • Chilli & Corn Bread (p. 311-313)
  •  EXTRAS: Granola Bars (p. 5-7)

$150/week feeding a family of 6

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