We Made A 5-Day Dinner Plan for 4 People for Less Than P1,500

With inflation at a record high, every peso counts!

IMAGE David Hanson | Food Styling by Sharlene Tan

Consumer prices are at a record high nowadays and it might be giving you a headache. We created a 5-day dinner plan for a family of 4 for less than P1,500! These weekday recipes will give you bang for your buck: 

Grocery List


Produce

  • 1 piece Ginger (134 g): P10.2
  • 3 Eggplants (362 g): P26.45
  • 8 medium Tomatoes (138 g): P23.30
  • Calamansi (258 g): P16.5
  • Bird's eye chili or Siling labuyo (50 g): P55.75
  • Dried Mung Beans/ Monggo beans (750 g): P108.00
  • Kangkong (1 bundle): P12.00
  • Onion (200 g) P28.00
  • 2 pieces¬†red bell pepper (140 g): P53.20


Staples and Spices

  • Vegetable oil (475 ml): P45.00
  • Cane vinegar (385 ml): P15.00
  • 2 Pieces Knorr pork cubes (20 g): P13.50
  • Muscovado sugar (250 g): P35.00
  • Coconut cream powder (50g): P34.50
  • Soy sauce (385 ml): P18.25
  • Elbow macaroni (200 g): P34.25
  • Cheese spread (220 g): P80.25
  • Bagoong (250 g): P75.00

Frozen Section

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  • 2 packs Firm tofu (330 g each): P70.00
  • Hungarian sausage (280 g): P83.25

Meat Section

  • Pork belly, cubed (1.5 kg): P322.50
  • Whole chicken (1.1 kg): P170.50

Total: P1,333.40 


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This affordable meal plan has your whole weekday planned out and ready to go! That's one major chore considered done! Congratulations, you just saved yourself extra expenses you would have surely made otherwise. Need more meal plans for the rest of the month? We've got more for you. 

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