Just take the average family size of 4 people, assuming two adults and two children are eating daily meals from the same budget. If you feed 4 people three times a day for 30 days a month that's 90.00 per person per month, totaling $360.00 per month. This budget does not include drinks or snacks. Three hundred and sixty dollars a month to feed a family of four equals just $1.00 per person per meal, or $12.00 a day in groceries.
Do you think you could spend just $12.00 a day and feed 4 people three meals? You might be sceptic now, but wait... keep reading and you'll see how it is possible.
Once you start the habit of planning your meals and budgeting a monthly food expense it will become second nature. Eating meals out blows your budget because the average fast food bill for one person comes to more than $6.00! Eating out a couple of times a month per person in your family can cost you more than $200.00 in excess expenses.
Don't feel gloomy about the prospect of eating in or packing lunches. There are so many options to feed a family healthy and delicious meals and stay on budget. Start with the basics, eggs, bread, and milk then add flexible foods that can be used two or more ways. Have fun planning meals by changing the menu often.
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”This is my advice to people: Learn how to cook, try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun”-Julia Child