Feed a family of 4 on $30 a week.
This is by far the most simple way to feed your family.....cheap.
Go ahead and open up your cabinets, pantry, and fridge.
Now make a list of what you need to complete the meals you had in mind when you bought the stuff in the first place.
Let's say you have oatmeal, a roast, some lettuce, crackers, a few cans of tuna, some frozen cheese, noodles, a few cans of soup, a box of crackers, 3 eggs, some cake mix, a few bags of frozen veggies, and some hot dogs.
Oatmeal is yummy when served several mornings a week. Buy a few pieces of fruit and whip out your brown sugar and voila.... Fruit and Sugar Oatmeal. If you have a splash of maple syrup add it in and you just saved $2 a person at McDonald's.
Grab a bag of potatoes, carrots, and onions and pull out the crock pot for the roast and you have dinner and lunch leftovers for everyone.
Surely you have some mayo and pickles, boil 2 of the eggs and chop up some onion and you have tuna salad with crackers. Great for lunch and dinner.
With the rest of the tuna, boil the noodles and dump the cream soup you have on hand along with the cheese, purchase a 1/2 gallon of milk and shred the crackers on top and voila.... tuna casserole.
With the hotdogs buy some mac and cheese or a can of chili and make chili dogs or mac and cheese and hot dogs.
Tear up your lettuce and put some shredded cheese and crackers along with a splash of salad dressing and whatever else you have on hand and make a delicious salad.
Whip up your cake mixes for dessert. A little powdered sugar and water will make the yummiest sugar coated icing. You have dessert and an afternoon snack for everyday of the week.
Last but not least, grab some more noodles and a bag of those frozen veggies and make a homemade asian stirfry. If you have another egg to spare fry it up and chop it, pour in some soy sauce and yummy stir fry.
See sometimes we over think it. I have read for years that the average family has enough food in their home to survive for a month, if they had too. So get out of survival mode and get in cheap, yummy, and tasty mode and you will never look back again.
The Cute Couponer
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