Lady Marmalade Posted December 19, 2011 Share Posted December 19, 2011 (edited) I don't think her meals look entirely terrible, but they are definitely in the camp of higher sodium. Lots of canned soups, tons of cheese, processed meats, etc. Not a way I'd want to feed my family, but then we eat a lot of homemade baked goods. I almost always have homemade bread, muffins, rolls or crackers available to help stretch a meal a little further. The garden CAN make a huge difference. Whether harvested fresh and eaten on the spot, or preserved for another time, I save a lot of money with my garden, or from buying bulk from the farmstands in produce season and then putting it by. Right now we're cruising along on about $80 a week for a family of four. My grocery budget is just food- paper products are seperate. This month I had to allocate some of my food budget for extra baking supplies, and the trade off for that is that the kids get to enjoy corn dogs for lunch for a few days instead of something a little more nutritious/less processed. I never, ever shop at Aldi's, just the regular grocery stores in the area. I also don't coupon much, I do wish there were more out there that were for foods that we purchase and use, but if I use $6 worth of coupons in a month, that's a lot. Edited December 19, 2011 by Sproutmaster Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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