How to Feed a Family of Five on a Budget
Groceries are expensive, no doubt. However, you don’t need to be rich in order to feed your family. I wanted to share some of my best tips for feeding a family of five on a budget.
I think one of the biggest ways to feed a family of five on a budget is by meal planning. Not everything has to be set in stone, but it makes sense to write down what your family will be eating for the week. When you know what you’ll be eating, you’re able to plan better. We always have things like spaghetti, meatloaf, hamburgers, meatballs and more on our menus. It doesn’t have to be hard and once you do it for a month, you have a months menus at your fingertips, just move them around to fit your needs. Or if you prefer planned things check out emeals. I use them all of the time to help me plan my menus and would be lost without them.
There isn’t quite a store out there like Aldi. I’m able to shop there and get the majority of my items for a great price. I think this store works better for families that do a lot of “from scratch” cooking. You can finds tons of ingredients that are inexpensive, which results in a family friendly meal budget. We go once a month and do a major stock up on items because our closest store is 45 minutes away. But the money we save by shopping at Aldi more than pays for the gas so for us it is a win, win.
Keep it Simple
When you’re trying to feed a family of five on a budget, you can keep it simple. You don’t need to go all out for every meal. Of course, eating at home also helps you to stay on budget. However, sometimes it does seem cheaper to eat out at times. Just start planning your meals in advance and watch the savings mount.
What tips do you have for feeding a family of five on a budget?
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Posted by eMeals on Wednesday, March 23, 2016