A low carb meal plan might sound expensive when you factor in ingredients like almond flour, coconut oil, meat, etc. but it is totally reasonable to do a low carb diet on a budget. Here’s your Low Carb Meal Plan for one week and $20-25!

Crash Course for Meal Planning

Initially, it takes quite a lot of work to begin starting a meal plan. That starts with understanding, or knowing, the different prices between stores- or at least knowing price ranges for items like milk, produce, breads, meats. Meats tend to be the most expensive, breads are sometimes most cost effective if purchased at stores like Costco. I buy my produce from the local grocery store and buy staples plus in-season produce, and I only buy what is on the meal plan, plus snacks, plus extras for breakfast.

Read my in-depth article about How to Make ANY Meal Plan Rotation.

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Low Carb Meal Plan

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Monday- Cream of Broccoli soup

  • Crown of broccoli $0.81
  • 2 cups Milk 
  • Total 6 TBS of Butter
  • Cheese 
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 cups Broth $2.69/box = $1.35
  • Homemade French Bread dinner rolls way less than $1

Less than $5 for 3 servings

Cream of Broccoli Soup
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Cream of Broccoli Soup

Tuesday– Turkey & Rice Bowl

I opted for a bowl of whole grains mix, fresh diced bell peppers, turkey meat and petite diced tomatoes. A total experiment because it took too long for hubby to get hungry that evening. He later ate turkey taco, I think. I cooked the full 1 pound of ground turkey and put the rest in a tupperware.

  • 1 red bell pepper $1.38
  • 1 lbs Ground turkey $1.58  
  • Salt and pepper and Taco seasoning packet $0.50 
  • Mexican Blend Cheese (sprinkled)
  • Whole Grain Blend (ate 1/2) $1.20

Estimated Total Cost for the Meal: $4

Recipe Here

Pork and Stuffing

Wednesday– Pork Loin & Fixings

  • Pork Loin section est $1.89
  • Breadcrumbs 
  • Carrots *6 sticks from 5 lb bag. 
  • Lemon juice
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small onion 
  • Breadcrumbs, carrots, onion, and garlic barely cost $1 combined 

Less than $5 total

Pork Loin & Fixings
This pork centered dish is simple, delicious and affordable! Here's the recipe.
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Pork and Stuffing

Thursday- Beef Stew

  • Beef Stew meat $6.35
  • Frozen Peas $0.35 (half a bag)
  • 3 Carrots
  • 1/2 bag of gold potatoes
  • 2 TBS from can of tomato paste
  • The remaining amount of petite diced tomatoes from Tuesday night
  • Beef Bone (to replace broth)
  • Chicken Broth 3 cups
  • 1 onion
  • Seasoning: Italian Seasoning, salt, pepper, Basil, 3 Bay Leaves
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • Bread Rolls: Less than $1

Estimated Cost of this batch is likely $10 and created 6 servings (less than $2/serving!)

Friday- Keto Bacon & Sausage Pizza

  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 1/2  mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbs Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbs cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 TBS olive oil (optional)
  • 1 TBS Olive oil (optional)1 TBS Each: Basil, Oregano (optional)Optional: salt and pepper

Combined, all ingredients total to less than $5 for 1 pizza.

Saturday- Leftovers Night

Never underestimate the power of leftovers on your meal plan rotation! They save you money two ways: you don’t have to buy another dinner’s ingredients and if you throw away half your meal, you’re not really saving money.

Check out my 4 Recipes that are made from Leftovers! Recreations from Leftovers

Chicken Quinoa Soup

Sunday- Chicken Quinoa Soup

  • 3 celery sticks
  • 2 carrot sticks
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 chicken breast $3- OR Less than a dollar if you buy 2 whole chickens from Costco fo $10
  • 1/2 table spoon salt
  • 1/2 table spoon
  • 1 table spoon basil
  • 1 table spoon parsley 
  • 1 table spoon oregano 
  • 1/2 cup quinoa- One big bag I think was $20? 1/2 cup of quinoa is less than $1
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 cup beef broth (fresh or store bought) Store bough: $2
  • 2 cup chicken broth Store bough: $2

Estimated Cost: $10 to make 4-6 servings

Chicken Quinoa Soup
This chicken quinoa soup is the perfect balance for chicken soup and staying low carb!
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Chicken Quinoa Soup

Final Thoughts on this Low Carb Meal Plan

Low Carb Meal Plan