You always want to have healthy and plentiful meals (even after big spending occasions like holidays). Here are some easy Family Meals on a Budget Tips. You don’t need to sacrifice nutrition or quality for budget-friendly family meals…
Family Meals On A Budget – Meal Plan Ideas…
Family Meals on a Budget Tips
Remember that quality fresh produce, bakery and meat is not compromised, even with low prices.
- Keep an eye on store flyers for deals
- When your staple items go on sale – buy multiple products
- Price match
- Take advantage of low prices at discount grocery stores
- Make a weekly meal plan
- Eat before you go grocery shopping (then you won’t be influenced by hunger for impulse buys)
Breakfast – I actually find breakfast to be the easiest meal to plan because we have go-to staples that I buy every week at the grocery store. Coffee, tea, milk (lots of milk), and English muffins/toast are pretty much the usual breakfast here. You also know I bake a lot (because I like baking but also it’s easy to have ingredients to make things like my BANANA BREAD RECIPE on hand at any given time.)
Lunch – when I talk about “lunch” it’s actually “lunch and snacks” because school lunches demand it. I try to include a serving of fruit, veggies, protein, and carbs in every school lunch I pack so that I know my kids’ will be fueled for the day.
Dinner – As a family of 5 — our dinners need to be plentiful (which can get expensive). One of my favourite family meals on a budget tips is to make Taco Tuesday a tradition. Tacos are great because 1) they offer choice and everyone can build their own dinner customized to their tastes 2) it’s social 3) it’s a super easy meal because the only cooking is browning the beef which takes minutes.
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Disclosure: This post has been generously sponsored by the makers of FRESHCO but the opinions expressed are my own.