16 Fabulous Family Budget Tips
Meals on a Budget
...When Eating Healthy on a Budget is Your Goal
Family Budget Tips - Meals on a Budget:
- Eat vegetarian 2 times a week.
- Prepare casseroles with extra vegetables and serve for two evenings.
- Incorporate beans and legumes one to two times a week in your meal planning.
- Shop according to lost leader ads, and prepare meals around them.
- Try treasurebox.com a great way to save on meals.
- Serve soup a couple times a month.
- Serve salad with beans, cheese and lots of veggies as a main course.
- Avoid prepared foods, not only are they NOT healthy they are too costly.
- Twice a month spend one day preparing meals for the month and freezing them. Having chicken and ground beef precooked, chili, stews, and veggies pre-cut will save time and money. And as a bonus, kids love cooking with mom! A great family fun time!
- Shop with coupons ONLY if you will use the product that week. Coupon shopping actually can cost you more if you are buying “just because” it’s on sale.
- Prepare a shopping list and stick to it.
- Prepare the shopping list for 10 days rather than 7, you can save $100 -200 by consolidating meal planning together.
- Prepare breakfasts and lunches at the beginning of the week. Not only will you save money for not going out to breakfast and lunch but your family will have a healthier meal. Make homemade Egg McMuffins, pre-cooked oatmeal (put in ready to eat bowl), French Toast. For sandwiches: pre-make the egg salad, tuna salad and lunchmeats but don’t put on bread until that day.
- Eat egg dishes two times a month.
- Have tuna casseroles one to two times a month.
- Serve pasta and veggie dishes a few times a month.
Create a monthly meal plan around the above ideas and you can save a few hundred dollars every month!
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