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Menu 1 week for under 50 a week

wic provides monthly:
12 eggs
2 loafs bread or tortilla's
1 jar PB
$6 in veggies/fruit
3.5 gallons of milk
2 jugs juice
1 lb cheese
cereal- all we need of that

I am mostly worried about dinners. Left overs would be cool for lunches. DS 5 is on reduced lunch/breakfast. DD 3 has to pack a lunch for daycare 3 days a week. (It can be left overs) I am home with both kids Sat-Sun.


Asked by Anonymous at 4:35 PM on Aug. 9, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (12)
  • Buy:
    1 whole chicken
    2 lbs. ground beef or turkey (turkey's cheaper)
    1 box spaghetti pasta
    2 boxes elbow macaroni
    1 box chicken flavored stuffing (store brand)
    1 block cream cheese
    4 oz. Parmesan cheese
    3 cans tomato soup
    1 can cream of mushroom soup
    1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
    1 box instant mashed potatoes
    2 bags frozen veggies, your choice
    1 bag frozen mixed vegetables
    1 large can baked beans
    1 pkg. hot dogs
    2 cans tuna
    whipped salad dressing or mayonnaise if you don't have it on hand already

    Roast chicken: Serve only the thighs & drums, along with mashed potatoes & veggie of choice
    Chicken Alfredo: using cooked breast halves, spaghetti, cream cheese, parmesan cheese and a few other ingredients
    Chicken stuffing casserole: using the rest of whatever you can pick off the chicken carcass, box of stuffing mix, cr of mushroom soup, and mixed veggies

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 6:44 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Invest in a bag of rice ... you can combine many things with that and it is filling.

    Answer by tasches at 4:45 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Have you tried Angel Food? You can get enough food, (worth aprox. &60.00), to feed a family of 4 for a week for only $30.00 We order it every month before spending any money on groceries & then we supplement with sale items from the grocery store. We have saved so much on our food bill by doing this.


    Answer by ghostwriter777 at 4:45 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • You could get things like a large whole chicken to roast or ground meat (once cooked, divide them up for different meals). Use things like pasta and rice. Maybe crockpot dishes.

    Can't think of anything else right now

    Answer by Awakened1 at 4:46 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Grilled cheese sandwiches. Cheese quesadillas. Veggie omelets.

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 4:50 PM on Aug. 9, 2010


    This may help you out.  Are you Texas?  What you're getting is exactly what my friend gets.


    Answer by boizmom at 5:09 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Buy rice, potatoes, onions, 5 lbs of ground beef, bread, chicken breasts when they're on sale, canned goods when they're on sale.

    WIC is only meant to supplement what you're already purchasing, not to live on.

    Answer by Gaccck at 6:26 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Lol. I know we can't live on WIc. I just wanted that out there so it wasn't included in the under 50 if someone was going to make a menu.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 6:29 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Oh, got it! My mistake!

    Answer by Gaccck at 6:39 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Menu, cont:
    Hamburger goulash: using 1 lb. ground beef, 1 box elbow mac, 2 cans tomato soup, 1 can diced tomatoes, bit of onion if you have it.
    Porcupine meatballs: using 1 lb. ground beef, small amount of rice (forgot to include that on the list, sorry), 1 can tomato soup, served with mashed potatoes & choice of veggie.
    Baked beans & hot dogs with carrot sticks: buy carrots with your WIC
    Tuna macaroni salad: uses 1 box elbow mac, tuna, shredded carrot, maybe some thawed frozen peas from one of the bags of veggies, and whipped salad dressing.

    I have recipes for everything listed if you are interested.

    Most of these meals with the exception of the roast chicken, will probably leave leftovers, otherwise I suggest peanut butter and jelly or egg salad sandwiches and/or soups for lunches.

    Buy everything store brand if at all possible. If you have a Save A Lot or Aldi, they have these items. Hope this helps!

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 6:52 PM on Aug. 9, 2010