I Feed My Family of 6 On $100 a Week

I love the challenge of living frugal and creating healthy meals! This week we had so many awesome meals! I love being creative with left overs. From our chicken dinner I made a home made pot pie and from our pork tenderloin I made my own barbcue sauce and home made sandwich buns for barbecue sandwiches. It blows me away how much money you can save when you make your own meals from scratch and really utilize what you have.

The kids actually rave about the meals becuase there is always something new and exciting. I feel good knowing our food isn't artificial and packed with preservatives.

achieve achieve
31-35, F
5 Responses Feb 22, 2009

MY SPOUSE PERFER MAN FOOD OVER MY SO CALLED WOMAN FOOD.......... ITS HARD TO BUY FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIFFERENT TASTES TOWARDS FOOD...

I really would like to do that myself, although my family are very picky eaters. Nonetheless, I am starting to convince them a little bit in trying new things and going as natural as we can. If we do get a house, the first thing we're going to do is make a veggie garden :-)

Vetro,<br />
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I suspect that most of help that I could offer wouldn't be new. But, here are some ideas, anyway. I hope at least one is helpful.<br />
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To avoid wasting food, cook only what you'll eat in one meal -- and cook only what you like. If you're cooking for yourself, this should be easy. However, cooking for a larger group gets trickier. In my three-person family, one person just won't tell me what she wants to eat for supper the next -- primarily because she doesn't know. Therefore, I keep on hand food to prepare a salad, yogurt, or cereal. She'll almost always one to eat one of these. She will rarely eat leftovers. So if I don't get it right the first time, I end up eating the leftovers.<br />
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I don't spend much time on coupons. Too many are for new products that I wouldn't buy. But I still use coupons for frequently purchased items when available.<br />
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To save wear and tear on our car, I try to combine shopping trips with commutes to and from work.<br />
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Good luck!

IT'S VETRO AGAIN. I KNOW YOU ARE FRUGAL. I WANT TO BE TOO. CAN YOU GIVE ME ANY HELP TO DO THIS? COUPONS,LEFTOVERS- WHICH I KNOW YOU KNOW. ANYTHING ELSE??? I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW..<br />
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SEE YA!!!

I NEED TO BEE FRUGAL. I THROW LEFTOVERS OUT THE NEXT DAY.