When life gets busy, the last thing on your mind is what you’re cooking for dinner! 5pm very rudely sneaks up on us moms! Which is why in this month’s meal plan I have rounded up 19 quick and easy dinner recipes on a budget!
School is back in session! How do you feel about that? I’m the mom that feels completely torn, a mess of emotions!
Happy to be back to a schedule. Happy for a few less hours a day of the kids bugging each other. But man! I do miss those guys when they are away all day!
Dang! When it’s cookin’ outside there is no way I want to be cooking inside! Which is why in this month’s recipe roundup I am featuring as many easy grilling recipes as I can that can be cooked outside.
Meal planning is the #1 action we took that instantly took our monthly food spending from over $700 a month for only two people, to now under $400 each month for our family of five.
Every month I share with you exactly what our family is eating for the month on a $400 budget! Chances are these monthly meal plans on a budget are going to help you save thousands of dollars each year!
Take a look for yourself! I’m sharing with you exactly what our family will be eating this month in our monthly meal plan and also giving you the exact penny amount we spent on groceries for the entire month!
How much money do you think meal planning could save your family each month? If you have no idea, use my example of a gauge.
After our family started meal planning, we were able to lower our food spending by over $300 a month. BUT we were already living pretty frugally! We didn’t eat out that much and we didn’t buy extravagant ingredients to cook at home. Also, we have never drank alcohol or coffee.
If your family falls into any of those habits, think of how much MORE money you could be savings. Even if you save a minimum of $300 each month, that will save you $3,600 a year! That is huge!
Isn’t it such a disappointment when your budget holds you back from doing fun things with your friends and family? Have you ever hesitated inviting your friends or family to stay at your house because there wasn’t any room in your budget to feed the extra mouths?
Well, there really isn’t any reason that this should happen! After you read these five tips for feeding friends frugally you won’t ever pause again when inviting guests over!