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.
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 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:
- Roast (approximately $20)
- Red Potatoes (approximately $3)
- Eggs (approximately $2)
- Hashbrowns (approximately $2)
- Rice (approximately $3)
- Stirfry (approximately $2)
- 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.
Tell me your grocery bill hacks and favorite roast dishes in the comments.