How to Eat Healthy On a $20 Grocery Budget for a Week


Think you’re too broke to go grocery shopping? Think again! With just $20 we created the perfect meal plan for you to satisfy all your hunger needs! A girl needs to eat, so let’s take a look at this $20 grocery shopping list and hit the road to your closest Walmart so you can start eating real meals again without draining your bank account!

$20 Grocery Shopping List

Spinach $1.98
Tortilla $1.58
Two Bannanas $0.36
Bread $0.67
Peanut Butter $1.18
Rice $1.38
Pepper $0.78
Ham $0.58
Mashed Potato $1.00
Drumsticks $4.25
Cheese $1.23
Spagetti $0.82
Eggs $0.77
Tomato $1.00
Beans $0.54
Red Sauce $0.50
Onion $0.66
TOTAL $19.28

Now that you went to the store and picked up all your food supplies it is time to start preparing your meals for your $20 meal plan!


Breakfast: 2 Eggs with Spinach
Lunch: Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich
Dinner: Drumsticks and Potatoes

Doesn’t sound so bad now does it? Now let’s start eating!


Breakfast: 2 Poached Eggs
Lunch: 2 Slices of Peanut Butter Toast
Dinner: Spaghetti with Spinach
I know what your thinking. Eggs and peanut butter toast again? That’s right! We have to make the most of our ingredients and sometimes that means eating the same thing multiple days. Plus eggs and peanut butter are a good source of protein that will fuel your body, keeping you full for hours so you are not tempted to fill your body with junk food!


Breakfast: Cheese and Ham Omelette
Lunch: Rice and Beans
Dinner: Drumsticks

Now mix up your breakfast by having a delicious omelette!


Breakfast: Cheese, Ham and Tomato Omelet
Lunch: Roasted Vegetables with Cheesy Beans
Dinner: Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla

Mmmmm cheese quesadilla!


Breakfast: 2 Eggs
Lunch: Spaghetti
Dinner: Bean and Veggie Burrito

Who needs Chipotle when you can make a delicious burrito at home!


Breakfast: 2 Slices of Peanut Butter Toast
Lunch: Veggie Quesadillas
Dinner: Drumsticks

Drumsticks again! That is okay because they are extremely delicious!


Leftover Day
At the end of the week you should have a decent amount of food left over! Pick and choose which meals you would like to eat or cook again!

I hope this $20 grocery store budget helped you as much as it helped me! Now stop moping around about being too broke to go grocery shopping and start looking at the great prices you can find at your local Walmart! Your stomach will thank you later!
If you have more than $20 check out our other articles on how to go grocery shopping with a $50 and $100 budget!  

Grace Mastronardi is a Senior at Rutgers University studying Communications and Digital Media. The New Jersey native is also a contributing writer for Her Campus Rutgers. When she’ s not writing, she can be found drinking smoothies, swimming in the ocean, painting on a canvas or hiking with her precious dog Teddy!