My Household Runs On A Strict Grocery Budget Each Week; Here Are The 22 Meals That Everyone Can Agree On

    Although I aim to try new recipes each week, there are several trusted favorites that I come back to again and again.

    Hi! I'm Sydney, a stay-at-home mom of three, and I make homemade meals for my Colorado family every week. My household runs on a $120 weekly grocery budget that — due to a severe peanut allergy — needs to cover almost every meal and snack for the week. (We don't rely on much takeout for this reason.)

    The author and her family

    Although I aim to try new recipes each week, there are several trusted staples — breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks — that I make again and again because my entire family loves them, and because they deliver on taste, ease, and budget. Here are 22 of those favorites!

    A weekly grocery haul

    1. Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

    lasagna soup in a bowl

    2. Chicken & Veggie Stir Fry

    chicken and broccoli in a wok

    3. Stuffed Bagel Balls

    4. Chipotle-Style Chicken

    5. Italian Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad

    Italian Chopped Brussel Sprout Salad

    6. Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

    philly sliders

    7. Pizza Gnocchi

    Pizza Gnocchi

    8. Hash Brown Breakfast Cups

    9. Paprika Chicken & Rice

    paprika chicken and rice with broccoli

    10. Soft & Fluffy White Bread

    11. Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes and Breadcrumbs

    Rustic Summer Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes

    12. BLT Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

    13. Sheet Pan Greek Chicken

    14. Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls

    buffalo chicken egg rolls in the air fryer

    15. Instant Pot Ramen

    16. Ground Beef Stroganoff

    17. Chili Con Carne

    18. Lighter Baked Broccoli Mac & Cheese

    broccoli mac and cheese

    19. Easiest Buffalo Chicken Sliders

    20. Sheet Pan Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken & Potatoes

    21. Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce

    22. Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

    For more family recipe ideas, follow me on Instagram at @sydneyinsuburbia or check out all of my past weekly meal plans here!