20 #Meals From #Costco For Less Thank $150 #saving #dinner

20 Meals from Costco for $150 - The Summer EditionDo you struggle with meal planning? Or shopping at the warehouse stores and end up with ingredients sitting in the pantry, or even worse…having to through out produce when it goes bad?

I’ve got just the solution for you with this original (first ever!) 20 meals for $150 plan. For months I found myself playing this game of “mix and match” with ingredients from Costco and would cook some, freeze some…and it dawned on me that I can’t be the only one with this “use it all up before it goes bad” problem, so I pulled together a list of recipes and ingredients where you can make 20 meals for $150!

Let’s get to it, shall we?!?

Ingredients & Price List

  • 1 big package of chicken breasts (contains 6 – 1 lb packages) ~ $19
  • 1 big package of ground beef (about 5 1/2 to 6 lb) ~$17
  • 1 package of beef for stew (about 4 lbs) ~$14
  • 1 – 5 lb bag of baby carrots $4.99
  • 1 – 15 lb bag of gold potatoes $9.99
  • 1 – 6 ct package of avocados $5.49
  • 8-9 mangoes or 1 box $5.99
  • 1 – 40 ct bag of 6″ tortillas $3.19
  • 1 – 36 ct bag of Costco bakery dinner rolls $4.49
  • 1 – 4 lb package of frozen broccoli $5.89
  • 1 – 18 ct package of eggs $1.99
  • 1 – 6 lb package of spaghetti noodles $6.59
  • 2 pack Prego pasta sauce $7.49 (MINUS $2.30 coupon!)
  • 2 pack Kirkland salsa $7.49
  • 1 – 24 oz. container Parmesan cheese $7.99
  • 1 – 4 lb bag of quinoa $10.99
  • 1 – 8 ct package of canned corn $7.89
  • 1 – 8 ct package of canned black beans $5.79
  • 1 – 8 ct package of canned tomatoes $5.99

Optional – a 6 pack fresh peppers $6.49

Total – $149.94

(or $156.43 if you get the peppers too!)

Leftovers – you will have lots leftover too…including a jar of spaghetti sauce, lots of quinoa, jar of salsa, several pounds of potatoes, a ton of Parmesan cheese, and smaller quantities of other ingredients. I did not reflect these “leftovers” in the total cost, so it would really be $10-$15 less than $150!!! To get the meal plans head on over to $5 Dinners by clicking the banner below or CLICK HERE.

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Why I Love the MyFreezEasy Website and how it’s Saved Me So My Time in the Kitchen

I just discovered the MyFreezEasy site and I’m totally loving it! I love it so much I had to share it with you! Just think of all the money AND TIME you’ll save having healthy preprepared dinners in your freezer ready to go after a long day at work! You can finally enjoy time with your family in the evening instead of hitting the kitchen to cook while everyone else is in the living room having fun!

When it comes to cooking and feeding your family, you have TONS of options – some of them difficult and time consuming, some of them costly and not particularly healthy – and you’re smart enough to know what will and won’t work for your family.

So just in case you were concerned MyFreezEasy was expensive, time-consuming, or full of junky convenience foods, let me set your mind at ease.

MyFreezEasy is NOT once a month freezer cooking. While that method works for some, a lot of people find it costly (buying a month’s worth of food at one time), extremely time-consuming (it takes one or two full days to prep it all), or just plain tedious (many of the methods suggest making 30-40 meals at once, and that’s just too much.)

MyFreezEasy is NOT based on prepping food for the dreaded “mushy casseroles” – when it comes time to cook the food, you’ll be baking, grilling, slow-cooking, or skillet-cooking the prepped ingredients. You won’t have to worry about the texture of freezer-burned and oven-mushed meals – we’ve done all the testing to make sure these recipes work and taste phenomenal.

MyFreezEasy is NOT full of bad-for-you prepackaged convenience foods. The recipes are based on fresh, healthful, and REAL ingredients – the kind of things you’ll actually feel GOOD feeding to your family. Hello, vegetables for the win! and perhaps best of all –

MyFreezEasy is NOT difficult to get started! If you’ve got a ton of experience in the kitchen or NO experience in the kitchen, MyFreezEasy has the lists, instructions, videos and support to work for YOU.

Here’s an uber short video (it’s just about a minute long) telling you a bit more about how this “making 10 meals in less than an hour” strategy and system works.

{Watch the Video Now!}

Now. Here’s what MyFreezEasy IS.

It’s a tested system where:

You get everything you need from the store – the shopping lists we offer are precise and well organized.

You prep all the ingredients for the meals – cutting up chicken or browning ground beef, chopping an onion or slicing bell peppers, whisk up sauces or marinades, opening and draining any cans (yes we even tell you which cans to drain!).

You load all the meals into bags or trays – once you’re finished with the step-by-step instructions for getting the ingredients ready, then you load up all the bags.

You put them all into the freezer – then you take a deep breath and let out a great sigh of relief!!!

Erin’s done dozens of these types of freezer meal preps over the past few years and it inevitably breaks down time-wise like this:

30 minutes of ingredient prep & 30 minutes of loading the meals into bags or trays.

ONE HOUR.

That’s all you need to get 10 meals ready and into the freezer. For real.

Become a MyFreezEasy member and you’ll have access to these 8 meal plans each month:

Traditional
Gluten Free
Slow Cooker
Clean Eats
20 Meals Plan
All Chicken
All Ground Beef
All Pork Chops

Each month they’ll upload the new meal plans for members to choose the one that’s best for them. EVEN BETTER?

If you upgrade to MyFreezEasy Premium, you get all of that convenience AND the power of choosing whatever you and your family like best. That’s right, if your son is lactose intolerant, if your husband wants to drop a few pounds by eating “cleaner”, if you’ve got a ton of chicken thighs on sale and you need to prepare them – whatever your particular situation is, the MyFreezEasy Premium plan works for you.

So whatcha waiting for? Go check it out and join MyFreezEasy!

The All Grill #Recipes Plan – Freezer Meals Made Easy

New Summer Freezer Cooking Meal Plans from FreezEasy

This is one of the best programs for saving time, energy and money when preparing dinner for your family! Not only are the recipes delicious and convenient but the meal plan comes with all the recipes, the shopping list, step by step assembly notes and even an assembly instructional video! You honestly can’t beat that! It takes all the guess work out of dinner time!

$85 Freezer Friendly Grab in go make ahead breakfasts & snacks!


If your looking for a simple, quick and easy cost effective way to prepare healthy meals for your family and you’d also like to cut your food bill in half? This is the answer! Did you know that the average family’s grocery bill is their 3rd largest expense? Watch the videos and if this is something your interested in learing how to do CLICK HERE. The beauty of this plan is that it’s all layed out for you all the way down the the shopping list!!!

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DIY wax burner recipe to “naturally” scent your home 

Love the smell of Fall, but don’t like filling your home with artificial fragrances? Try this…

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Put in your wax burner and enjoy! 

 

Baby Food Dots For a Your Growing Toddler

baby dotsHere’s a frugal tip! I found this idea of Facebook. It’s an easy way to make a snack for your toddler that’s old enough to eat finger foods & a great way to use up those 1/2 eaten jars/pouches of baby. Or use up the baby food that’s just sitting in you pantry because your little ones out growing them. 

I’m sure lots of you know about and make yogurt dots – well, it’s basically the same thing but use up your baby food instead! A side note: it soothes sore, teething gums.

– gather parchment paper, cookie sheet, plastic bag, baby food.
– line cookie sheet, fill plastic bag with baby food, snip end of bag off (small hole)
– make your dots (chocolate chip sized)
– freeze, 30 mins or so
– quickly transfer into a storage bag, store in freezer.

Broken Glass Found In your Bread! RECALL !

 Well, it appears the maker of Sara Lee & several other brands of bread are recalling some of their bread products maker of Sara Lee and several other brands of bread are recalling certain products sold in 11 different states, after consumers found small pieces of glass on the outside of the bread.

Bimbo Bakeries USA issued a voluntary recall on August 26th amid concerns that “fragments of glass caused by a broken light bulb at one of its bakeries” contaminated several of their bread products.

The recall covers several Sara Lee products, Nature’s Harvest, Great Value brands, Kroger, L’Oven Fresh, and Bimbo brands. The “best buy” dates on the products range from August 29th to September 1st, according to a statement by Bimbo Bakeries USA.

Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/08/27/broken-glass-bread-recall-sara-lee-11-states/32476181/

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