Got a Roast? You’ve Got The Week Covered

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Food Lion. All opinions are 100% mine.

Note: This post is geared towards couples and/or small family’s. A standard roast probably won’t feed a large family for a week. 

Did you know that 1 in 8 people struggle with hunger in the U.S? Plus, approximately 30-40% of food is wasted in America.  

The good news is Food Lion is trying to change these statistics with their Food Lion Feeds campaign.

A devasting accident, loss of work, or even a recession could wreak havoc on anyone’s finances.

However, if you have a roast available, you can stretch it out to get you through the week.

If you don’t have one, shopping Food Lion’s Weekly deals will allow you to get a great price on a roast. Plus, since they have Online Shopping with pick up or delivery available you can conveniently get the ingredients you need. 

Easy Roast Recipe

If you’ve never made a roast before here’s a simple roast recipe. 

Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Season the roast to your liking 

Cut up the onion Add everything to a glass baking dish

Cover the dish with foil. Cook roast for 2 hours and 15 minutes (medium) to 3 hours. (Cooking time varies based on how you like your meat. The one featured in the photos was cooked for about 2 ½ hours).

Weekday Roast Meals 

Ideally, you’ll cook the meat on the day that you have the least amount of things to do. For me, this happens to be on Sundays.  Here are five meals to get you through the week: 

Roast beef & shrimp wraps

We usually have wraps and shrimp already available. Therefore, wraps are my go-to option.  The only thing you’ll have to do is warm up the beef and cook the shrimp and you’re all set.  To give them a little more flavor, I like to add in a little Italian dressing (and don’t forget the lettuce). 

Roast beef & shrimp salad

The leftover shrimp from the wraps can then be combined with the roast again to create roast beef shrimp salad. This dish is filling, can be made super quickly, and reusing the same ingredients in meals allows you to decrease your grocery budget. 

Rice bowls

Rice is another pantry staple in our house. My kids like to eat it with most meals.  This is usually the first-day meal.  All you have to do is combine together all of the ingredients from the initial dish into a rice bowl. 

Roast beef with eggs and hashbrowns

I love breakfast foods. Eggs fit into my wellness journey, are cheap, and can be made an assortment of ways.  Breakfast for dinner is often a dinner theme in our home.  Combining roast with eggs and hashbrowns is another easy weekday meal. 


This is another super quick and easy meal.  Simply combine the roast with a bag of stirfry. Also, leftover rice can serve as a side. 

Shopping List For The Week

To make things easier for you, I’ve combined together the main ingredients that you’ll need to purchase this week:

  1. Roast (approximately $20)
  2. Red Potatoes (approximately $3)
  3. Eggs (approximately $2)
  4. Hashbrowns (approximately $2)
  5. Rice (approximately $3)
  6. Stirfry (approximately $2)
  7. Shrimp (approximately $6)

(Note: Prices are based on Food Lion MVP current prices).

Conclusion: A roast can provide you with a weeks worth of meals 

If you have a small family, do light meal planning, and want to be able to have weekday meals covered roast beef is a great option. 

If you have a large family and are able to spend a longer period of time cooking initially, brisket is a great option that works as a substitute in these meals. 

Plus, you’ll potentially be able to lower your grocery bill to $50 for that week. 

See Also: How I Spend No More Than $100 Per Person to Feed My Family Each Month.

Tell me your grocery bill hacks and favorite roast dishes in the comments. 

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Got a Roast? You’ve Got The Week Covered


  1. Karen thatcher says:

    Thus is a great idea, I used to teach something similar at a Community School in Georgia except with chicken made into three meals using rice, noodles and stove top stuffing along with a couple of cans of mushroom soup. Three meals for ten dollars. I love Ingres also! People struggling need ideas when they feel all is hopeless. Thank you.

  2. Yum Yum, I love making Pot Roast in a Crock Pot each fall. There are 4 of us and most times my sons don’t leave many leftovers, which I love because then I know that they enjoyed it. Great share and congrats on the affiliation with Food Lion, it’s my favorite grocery store here in Delaware.

  3. That all look amazing. Nothing says Fall like a roast in the oven or crockpot and it’s one of our favorite things to cook.

  4. This is literally one whole week of meals with just a roast! I usually get tired of eating the same thing twice but the variety with using roast is super unique,

    1. Louisa,

      I’m the same way. In fact, as an adult now I don’t eat spaghetti because of eating it as leftovers when I was a kid. However, now as an adult, I get that grocery bills can add up so I do meal prep and try to purchase meats that can last for the week while also allowing the meals to have a variety.

  5. In Iowa, it’s supposed to rain for the next few days. Which, truth be told, I love because they’re a great excuse to stay inside and cook something yummy Guess what I’m making for dinner? Thanks for the idea! xx

  6. Shari says:

    Love these ideas. I guess I will be buying large roast from now on.

  7. Kathy says:

    I love all these great ideas. Any time I make a roast, there is always leftovers. I’ll have to give some of these recipes a try next time.

  8. I love a good roast. I am so happy the weather is cooler now so I can throw one in the slow cooker. I like your tips of different ways to eat the leftovers, especially in a rice bowl!

  9. With 5 kids, we never had leftovers, but now that we only have one kid living at home, we can use these recipes for leftovers.

  10. I love making roast because the left over can be prepared in many ways. Coincidentally, I made a roast the other day and you gave me an idea to make some wraps.

    1. That’s awesome. I hope you enjoy them.

  11. Catalina says:

    wow! How many delicious dinner ideas! Next week there is roast in my menu! 🙂

  12. Agnes Dela Cruz says:

    Looks like a good deal! Nowadays, the easiest and yet healthy way of getting your stuff for cooking is the key, along with big savings.

  13. Ruth I says:

    I don’t think I can make this until you’ve posted this. You made it seem so simple. What a lovely recipe!

  14. These are delicious roast ideas. Some of the ingredients are already in my pantry. I’m going to try these recipes. Thanks.

  15. What an awesome money saving tip for all the moms out there who would like to make sure the family has a good meal while also not spending too much. I’m definitely going to look into this!

  16. I love all these ways to serve and enjoy roast beef! I’d love to try each every one of these recipes.

  17. So smart! Stretch those leftovers into other meals! 🙂

  18. I have not cooked a roast in ages, this is really great to have a list of roast recipes to use. I am hungry now though!

  19. Thanks for these great meal ideas for the whole week. They look quite tasty and look easy to make too.

  20. It has been so long since I’ve made a roast. I’m going to go to the grocery store and pick up the ingredients to make a pot roast. Yum. I can’t wait because it is a perfect comfort meal for a crisp fall evening. Plus, it’s crockpot friendly.

  21. Thank you for these ideas. I’ll make a roast and we’ll have so many leftovers. I have had to toss some out, but I’ll try some of the recipes for sure!

    1. Make soup too!! Freeze leftover soup in single serve bowls for work lunches.

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