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Eating From the Freezer and Pantry Challenge: Week 1

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That’s it. No more shopping for you.

Or me, for that matter.

It’s time to begin our “Eating from the Pantry and Freezer Challenge [2]“!

What I’ve spent so far

I had about $230 remaining for the rest of May out of my $450 budget (the other $220 had been spent at the beginning of the month).

I’ve set aside $150 cash for my savings [3], which I’m not allowing myself to touch.

The other $80 is being used for:

When June 1st arrives, I’ll set aside another $150 for savings, and give myself about $80 for fresh foods again for that 2nd two week period of the challenge, before finishing up on June 18th, at which point I’ll let myself use the remainder of that month’s budget, if I need it.

What our family will be eating this week:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

You’ll notice that I don’t plan lunches. Basically, that’s because I like to keep them really free and simple. If there are leftovers, we eat those. Otherwise, we make quick basics like sandwiches, yogurt, fruit and veggies, smoothies, quesadillas, etc. The thing with meal planning is that it has to serve you. There are so many different styles and ways to do it [23], with something to suit every family!

Don’t forget…

During this month-long challenge, all of my ebooks [24] are on sale. Use the coupon code CHALLENGE25 to take 25% off any single ebook, OR use codeBUNDLE50 to buy all 3 of my ebooks at 50% off!

It’s your turn to share your money-saving meal plan with the rest of us.

We would also love to read your savings goals and your progress with those goals as the challenge goes on!