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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!