Grocery Budget Challenge & GIVEAWAY!!

The other day my sister-in-law asked me if it was expensive to cook the way I do.

I was shocked {for a couple of reasons}!!

By cooking and planning my meals the way I do, I am actually saving money! Not only do I save, but I am also making healthy choices for me and my family.

That made me think…

I want to challenge everyone out there to meal planning and budgeting! Look over your finances and find a weekly amount you can allot towards groceries.

Here’s the hard part….

Stick to it!

My budget is $100 a week for all my groceries and eating out. (Not including dates…those have a separate category on our budget!)

Every week I sit down and write out my menu for the week. (I try to plan it according to what I have on hand, so I am spending the least amount at the store)

A display of a filled out dinner menu.
{Want one of your own?? Keep reading!!}

Sunday- Surf and Turf Skewers with Roasted Corn on the Cob, Peppers and Onions

Monday- Halibut Ceviche

Tuesday- Greek Chicken Orzo Skillet

Wednesday- Pasta with Homemade Turkey Meatballs

Thursday- Chili Chicken Stir Fry

Friday-  Left overs

Saturday- Breakfast burritos with Fresh Fruit

Finally I get a list pad and make my grocery list, and off I go!

A display of food bought on a grocery trip.
So far this week I am at $63.81 {Not too bad!}
To start off the challenge right you’ll need a Dinner Menu Board! The one shown above is similar to the one I use (mine has green apples on it).
I am giving away not one, but
TWO Dinner Menu Boards!
Laminated blank dinner menus.
They have magnets on the back to stick to your fridge so you always know :”What’s for Dinner?” !!
They each come with a magnetic dry erase pen, so you can use your board over and over again!
All you have to do is:
1. Become a Follower {If you’re not already}
2. Leave a Comment telling me what your favorite sweet treat is!
Want more chances to win??
Tell others by either blogging, facebook or tweeting and link them back to my blog!
Giveaway closes next Monday (7/11) night at Midnight!
I’ll announce the winners Tuesday (7/12)!
Good Luck!!
About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.


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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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