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Eating healthy on a budget doesn’t have to be tasteless or boring. This weekly meal plan includes blueberry zucchini muffins, sweet potato curry, grilled pork ribs, homemade Greek yogurt coleslaw, turkey spinach meatloaves, and more.

As someone who has lost 100 pounds, healthy eating is important to me, but I also don’t want to spend a fortune doing it. Here is my weekly meal plan – how I can maintain my weight loss with healthy eating on a budget.

It’s just my husband and I eating most nights, so we always have leftover nights planned in and I will be the first person to admit that my meals are only healthy-ish. I try to eat balanced meals with lots of veggies, but I also don’t like feeling deprived. I love to eat a variety of different flavors, proteins, fruits, and veggies and this is what works for me to maintain my weight loss.

I modify recipes all the time to fit my tastes, my budget, and make them healthier, so I include tips for that, as well.

Eating healthy on a budget doesn’t have to be tasteless or boring. This weekly meal plan includes blueberry zucchini muffins, sweet potato curry, grilled pork ribs, homemade Greek yogurt coleslaw, turkey spinach meatloaves, and more.

Affordable Healthy Eating

Eating healthy on a budget doesn’t have to be tasteless or boring. This weekly meal plan includes blueberry zucchini muffins, sweet potato curry, grilled pork ribs, homemade Greek yogurt coleslaw, turkey spinach meatloaves, and more.

Budget tips for the week:

  • Look for clearance items. Your freezer is such a help when you’re grocery shopping on a budget because when they put meat and other items on clearance because it’s nearing it’s sell-by date, you can snatch them up and freeze them…and save a ton of money! I was pretty excited to find a package of ground turkey for $0.99 this week at King Soopers!

Breakfasts & Lunches

This week’s breakfasts:

The Hungry Hobby’s Blueberry Zucchini Muffins

These muffins were incredible! I used white whole wheat flour instead of whole wheat pastry flour and I subbed frozen mixed berries for the blueberries, and I forgot to add the crumb topping, but the texture on these muffins was perfectly light (not dense like many whole wheat flour recipes).

**I highly recommend using silicone muffin cups to make it easier to get them out of the pan!

Eating healthy on a budget doesn’t have to be tasteless or boring. This weekly meal plan includes blueberry zucchini muffins, sweet potato curry, grilled pork ribs, homemade Greek yogurt coleslaw, turkey spinach meatloaves, and more.
Eating healthy on a budget doesn’t have to be tasteless or boring. This weekly meal plan includes blueberry zucchini muffins, sweet potato curry, grilled pork ribs, homemade Greek yogurt coleslaw, turkey spinach meatloaves, and more.

Sunday Meal Prep

This Sunday, to get ready for the week, I prepped:

  • A batch of the Blueberry Zucchini Muffins
  • Cut up a watermelon for a healthy snack for the week. Making fruit and vegetables ready to eat will make eating healthier that much easier. A few minutes of prep makes a huge difference!

Lunches

I eat leftovers every day for lunch and so does Adam unless we don’t have them available (which usually only happens once or twice a month).

In that case, Adam loves eating the Starkist tuna creation pouches on multigrain bread with a little bit of mayo.

I usually go for veggies and roasted red pepper hummus.

Monday

Detoxinista’s Lentil Sweet Potato Curry w/ quinoa

I absolutely loved the flavor of this recipe but DO NOT ADD SALT until after the lentils are cooked. It can prevent them from softening (that goes for all dried beans).

I also added a couple of handfuls of fresh spinach just before servings and I used more carrots than the recipe called for.

I ended up doubling the recipe and froze some for a quick, healthy meal on a busy night.

This is the stovetop quinoa recipe I use.

Eating healthy on a budget doesn’t have to be tasteless or boring. This weekly meal plan includes blueberry zucchini muffins, sweet potato curry, grilled pork ribs, homemade Greek yogurt coleslaw, turkey spinach meatloaves, and more.

Tuesday

Eating healthy on a budget doesn’t have to be tasteless or boring. This weekly meal plan includes blueberry zucchini muffins, sweet potato curry, grilled pork ribs, homemade Greek yogurt coleslaw, turkey spinach meatloaves, and more.

Grilled country style pork ribs, sweet corn, and Gimme Some Oven’s Greek Yogurt Coleslaw

My husband is a master on the grill, so I just seasoned the ribs with a McCormick Pork Rub and let Adam work his magic.

I loved the Greek yogurt coleslaw, but Adam wasn’t a fan.

Wednesday

Leftovers

Thursday

Turkey Spinach Meatloaves w/ frozen carrots and mac & cheese

The second half of my week was pretty hectic, so this was a quick throw-together meal.

I don’t use packaged rice or pasta side dishes often, but they sure are nice to get on the plate in a hurry! I used the Knorr Cheesy Cheddar for this meal. I wish they had more options like this available with whole wheat pasta!

Eating healthy on a budget doesn’t have to be tasteless or boring. This weekly meal plan includes blueberry zucchini muffins, sweet potato curry, grilled pork ribs, homemade Greek yogurt coleslaw, turkey spinach meatloaves, and more.

Friday

Leftovers

Saturday

Out to Eat

Sunday

Eating healthy on a budget doesn’t have to be tasteless or boring. This weekly meal plan includes blueberry zucchini muffins, sweet potato curry, grilled pork ribs, homemade Greek yogurt coleslaw, turkey spinach meatloaves, and more.

Grilled marinated chicken breasts, sweet corn, thai chicken salad, and watermelon

This is our favorite chicken marinade recipe. It always comes out tasting so flavorful!

We normally don’t eat so much corn, but it’s been on such great sales recipe and it’s hard to beat fresh sweet corn in the summer!

This was our family dinner, so my mom brought a thai chopped salad and my sister brought watermelon and dessert.

Kitchen Accessories I Used This Week

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