Fresh Cuts Friday- April 13th 2017

We all know I love talking meal planning and have even recently done a freezer meal plan and talked about how to prepare for that. I am really excited to announce that Meal Plan Mondays are continuing here on Simple Local Life, but are shifting to Fresh Cuts Friday!!

Fresh Cuts Market is located on King Street in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia and just opened their doors a few months ago. I actually wrote a post and did a meal plan from there back in February. As an experienced meal planner, even I was impressed with the low price that I was able to plan my meals for that week. Feeding yourself or your family, real food, even on a budget, is possible with a little bit of planning and Fresh Cuts Market is making that even easier for us here on the South Shore. If you also enjoy fast, friendly service, you’re going to love it here. 🙂

So let’s get to it! Here’s what we’re having this week:

Barbecue Sirloin Tip Steak with Roasted Sweet Potato and Asparagus

Chicken Stir-Fry with Rice

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Garlic and Herb Pork Tenderloin

Here’s what I bought:

4 Sirloin Tip Steaks- $11.76
Asparagus: $1.97 lb = $2.30
2 English Cucumbers- $1.54
3 Sweet Potatoes- $0.47 lb= $1.61
2 lb bag of Onions- $0.57
Garlic- $0.51
4 pack Peppers- $3.97
Teriyaki Stir Fry Vegetables- $5.97
5 lb bag of Carrots- $2.47
5 lb bag Yellow Potatoes- $2.97
Boneless Stew Beef- $6.18
Pork Tenderloin- $6.06
Boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts- $5.28

Total Spent: $51.19

You can print off a grocery list for this weeks meal plan here.
Fresh Cut Friday Meal Plan April 13

A barbecue steak dinner, chicken stir fry, roasted pork tenderloin dinner with vegetables and a hearty beef stew…as well as some cucumbers and peppers I am cutting up for my daughter’s lunch box…all for a little over $50.00!

Fresh Cuts Market’s specials typically start on Friday (Thursday this week due to the holiday) and you can sign up for their newsletter right on their website and have them emailed to you each week so you can begin your planning. With a list all ready, and a convenient sized market to shop in, you can have all your shopping done and meals planned for the week in no time! No wandering down endless aisles looking for an item, everything is right there and lots of friendly staff to assist you out if you need any help. I love it!

I’m looking forward to a nice relaxing Easter weekend filled with family and lots of good food. Knowing I have a meal plan set for next week is already making me feel more at ease. Fresh Cuts Friday will be posted every other week to help give you some ideas and make meal planning easier for you and your family. It is possible to feed your family real food on a budget…you just need a plan.

Fresh Cuts Market sales start today, a day early, due to the Easter holiday. They are open on Good Friday 10:00am-6:00pm and closed on Easter Sunday.

*Fresh Cuts Market sponsors Fresh Cuts Friday, but all views and opinions are my own.





  1. Curious if other three nights of week are left overs or going to families houses? For me i dont seem to go to families places for meals so tend to have to make 7 or else its a throw in a pizza from box on 7th night

    1. Great question Ashley! I typically plan 4 or 5 nights a week…with at least one night being leftovers. Weekends I tend to be a bit more casual/unplanned as far as meals using up whatever is still in the fridge/freezer. 🙂

    1. We are a family of 5, but my one daughter is currently away for school’ so most weeknights I feed the 4 of us…myself, my husband, my 19 year old hockey playing son, and my 13 year old daughter. 🙂

  2. This is super. I always try the meal planning but end up spending so much anyways. I find it just settles the thinking of what to make. Do you do week menus regularly and share? It super looking and cheap. I’d love to follow that meal plan wagon ☺

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